Location
  • Czech Republic
    • Prague
Term
Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Subject Areas
Architecture Art History Arts Business Communications Cultural Studies Economics English European Studies Film Finance Global Studies History International Business International Relations Jewish Studies Linguistics Literature Music Political Science Psychology Sociology Sports Theater +14

Program Details

Program Type
Provider
Degree Level
High School Diploma Bachelors
Housing
Dormitory
Language
English

Pricing

Price Details
AIFS is a premier provider of study abroad programs. Program fees cover tuition and housing, and over 50% of our study abroad participants receive financial support from AIFS in the form of scholarships or grants. A meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance, and 24-hour emergency service are also included. Coordinated AIFS Flight Packages with major airlines are also available.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Classes Some Meals SIM cards Travel Insurance Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

Round trip flights, airport transfers and 2-night London stopover included for students on the optional AIFS Flight Package.

Sep 04, 2019
Jan 12, 2021

About Program

Spend a semester or academic year in the city of Prague, Czech Republic with AIFS! You’ll earn up to 18 credits per semester through a variety of courses studying at Charles University. Courses are taught in English.

Students can partake in the International Internship Program. Internships are arranged based on your skills and interests. Students can also study with the East and Central European Studies Program. This program includes a 2-week orientation program in Czech language and culture.

Enjoy cultural and social activities such as:
• A boat cruise on the Vltava River
• Visits to museums and cultural sites
• A 2-day trip to Moravia, the eastern region of the Czech Republic.

Optional excursions include a:
• 3-day trip to Budapest, Hungary
• 2-day trip to a Czech spa town
• 3-day trip to Kraków, Poland
• 3-day trip to Vienna, Austria (fall only) or 3-day trip to Southern Bohemia and Salzburg, Austria (spring only).

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Program Highlights

  • 2-day excursion to Moravia
  • Guided city tours
  • Earn up to 18 credits and transcript issued by Charles University
  • Internship and volunteer opportunities

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Program Reviews

9.89 Rating
based on 36 reviews
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  • Academics 7.8
  • Support 9.8
  • Fun 8.7
  • Housing 9.4
  • Safety 9.6
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Catherine
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Certainty in Uncertain Times

Studying abroad with AIFS was life changing and exciting. I studies abroad the Spring semester of 2021 and for the first part of the semester I spent my time exploring not just the magical city of Prague, but the surrounding cities as well. AIFS does a great job of planning activities for the students that vary by interests so there is always something for someone to be doing. In addition, AIFS highlights the Czech culture very well during orientation and shows the students that the Czech Republic is more than just Prague. I was able to attend great classes taught by brilliant professors and really explore all of the secret hidden gems of Prague.

After the first half of my study abroad experience, the COVID-19 virus began to spread. As the virus swept through the continent, AIFS remained calm and was able to provide every student with the support they needed to return to their home country safely. During such stressful times, AIFS relieved many of my anxieties. Putting the students safety and health before anything else, AIFS generously worked with students throughout the pandemic to create a safe environment for studying abroad.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
Saw a castle that had a special place where bears were kept!
4 people found this review helpful.
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Emma
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Couldn't have been any better

Prague is the place to experience many new things and I guarantee you will quickly fall in love. I was abroad in the spring of 2020 when the global pandemic hit, so we did have to come home early. However, even with 2 months less, it was still one of the most amazing experiences of my life. The AIFS Prague staff are there for anything you need from a friendly conversation, to important questions, to leading students of cultural excursions included in the AIFS package. I still know I can talk to them whenever I need to about the program, future travels, or just life. I found the city to be intimidating at first, but then not even a month later it felt like home. I would want to go to the store by myself, or even purposefully get lost on the tram. I wish I could go back right now and explore more because it is limitless what you can do in that city.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Take time to look around and appreciate where you are, even if you're just riding on the tram to class, or walking with friends home. Also take tons of pictures, there can never be enough!
4 people found this review helpful.
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Jessica
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Greatest couple of months of my life!

I couldn't recommend AIFS highly enough for those looking to study abroad! The staff was extremely helpful from the start of my application all the way up to my return home. They were there to assist with any questions I had about my visa forms, scholarship applications, choosing classes, etc. They also offered a flight package for a very affordable cost, and I had the opportunity to meet a bunch of people in my program during our 2-day layover in London! One of the reasons why I chose AIFS is because of how much is included in the program costs (classes, housing, food, public transportation, a group excursion to Moravia, etc.), which made budgeting abroad a lot more easier. AIFS partners with Charles University in Prague to offer classes which were easily transferable to my home institution. I made the choice to live in a suite-style dorm hall just a short tram ride away from classes, but students also have the option to look for their own apartment if they wish to. While in-country, the staff also offered cultural excursions and events which made it so easy to explore the city more and meet more people in my program. Although my experience was cut short due to COVID-19 pandemic, AIFS had everyone's safety at their highest interest and made sure that we all got home safely and efficiently. I could not recommend this program enough!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
My advice would be to do and see as much as you can - there is so much to explore in this beautiful city!
5 people found this review helpful.
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Gabriella
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Go to Prague!!

Prague is stunning. I love everything about the city, it is absolutely the place to be. The AIFS staff on site were amazing. They are so helpful and are so excited to show students their city. The cultural events such as the opera are so fun. The AIFS tour guide Z is one of the kindest people ever and will show you places like Prague Castle and the Jewish Quarter. The included trip to Moravia was my favorite part of the whole experience. We had such good Czech food and saw beautiful underwater caves. Please go to Prague!!

3 people found this review helpful.
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Alejandra
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Experience of a lifetime!

Have you ever dreamed of traveling the world? Of seeing places you'd never thought you'd see, meeting unforgettable people in one of the most beautiful cities in the world? I have, and I experienced it.

I found what I was looking for when I stumbled upon AIFS and their Prague, Czech Republic program. With their all-inclusive programs and optional flight package (which I took), it was easy every step of the way. Their unconditional support before, during, and after the program has been incredible and reassuring. I've met lifelong friends and took some of the best classes I've ever taken. I miss the city I lived in for 4 short months, and every day I remember the beautiful cobblestones and grandiose castles, the swans in the river and Letná Park. Thank you AIFS for the best experience I could have ever asked for.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would visit more of the surrounding cities. The Czech Republic is the heart of Europe, and everything is just a short plane ride away! I don't regret spending my weekends lounging in Old Town Square or riding the metro to Prague Castle, but I should've stepped out of my comfort zone in the city and gone exploring some more!
4 people found this review helpful.
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Brook
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Decision of My Study Abroad Experience

I know the title of this is super cheesy but its true! Studying with AIFS made my experience so much more enjoyable. Their staff was there for me throughout the application process to pre-departure to my time in Prague to making sure I knew about resources they had as I returned to the states. The onsite staff became my go to people to ask advice about what to do in Prague to just having someone to talk to about the local culture. Prague is a beautiful city with a rich culture and history that not a lot of people know about. Through AIFS we had the opportunity to have weekly walks through the city from one of our onsite staff who has lived in Prague for a good amount of his life. The things he showed us and told us about are things that I will never forget. He really knew where the gems of the city were hidden. That is just one of the many things AIFS provided us. They also organized optional cultural activities, such as going to hockey games, ballets, or cooking activities, and optional weekend excursions where they set up all transportation and lodging in a different city with local tours and events set up with free time to explore on your own. I am so lucky that I stumbled across this program when planning my study abroad trip because my trip would not have been what it was without AIFS.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would spend more time just wandering the city. The cobblestone streets wind through the city and you would find somewhere new every time you would get out and walk around.
4 people found this review helpful.
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Cora
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Be PRAGUE-matic and choose AIFS!

My semester in Prague provided me with so many unforgettable experiences and has inspired more travel to even further places. The staff at AIFS Prague helped make my transition to living in a foreign country easy by setting up local excursions and activities to expand my comfort in my new home. During this program, I was able to complete 20 credit hours towards my graduation and I had the opportunity to travel to 8 countries throughout Europe at an affordable price due to the central location. The dorms were comfortable, in a great location and I loved spending my nights studying in the basement pub. I wish I could go back to my days walking the cobblestone streets of Old Town and enjoying a Trdelník after class. With the fairytale location, affordable pubs, endless travel opportunities and friendships that will last a lifetime, you can't go wrong with choosing this program.

What would you improve about this program?
I would have enjoyed more opportunities meet locals and students through the program.
4 people found this review helpful.
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Laura
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Choose Prague, Love Prague, Pick Prague

Studying abroad was easily the best decision I have ever made. It challenged me. It brought me experiences I never thought I would have the opportunity to do. It ultimately gave me wanderlust and a better perspective of the world. Living in Prague showed me so much that I simply can't write it all down in text to do it justice. Going into the semester, I knew that I would get to travel to countries I've never been and eat food I've never tried. I was going to meet all sorts of people and be the tourist who asks for directions and recommendations time and time again. However, what I didn't know going in was what really had the most impact on me going out. The appreciation I have for a quaint cafe or an evening in a park watching the sunset came from studying abroad. The love I have for meeting new people and knowing that I can learn something from everyone I encounter stemmed from living in Prague. The outlook I have on the world and wanting to experience it all is something that will never leave me, and for that I am forever grateful to Prague. What you think you'll get out of studying abroad, you most likely will. However, its all the extra stuff that comes with it, the stuff that comes from taking the wrong train for the third time or going to your favorite cafe every Tuesday; It's the moments of fate or serendipity that you will hold near and dear to your heart for the rest of your life. So, what are you waiting for? Choose Prague, Love Prague, Pick Prague.

4 people found this review helpful.

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3.0 or 2.7 on a case by case basis!