Location
  • Czech Republic
    • Prague
Term
Academic Year, Fall, Maymester, Short Term, Spring, Summer
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
General grants/scholarships, BIPOC funding
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Program Details

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

Pricing

Price Details
AIFS Abroad is a premier provider of study abroad programs. Program fees cover tuition and housing. Coordinated AIFS Abroad 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 Abroad Flight Package.

Feb 16, 2024
Jan 12, 2024
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About Program

Spend a semester or academic year in the city of Prague, Czech Republic with AIFS Abroad! 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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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

At AIFS Abroad, we want to support all participants in their study/internship abroad journey, inclusive of gender, race, religion, age, physical ability, or sexual orientation. Everyone has a complex identity, and faith, spirituality, and religion are important factors when deciding on a program location.

LGBTQIA+ Support

At AIFS Abroad, we want to support all participants in their study/internship abroad journey, inclusive of gender, race, religion, age, physical ability, or sexual orientation. Everyone has a complex identity, and faith, spirituality, and religion are important factors when deciding on a program location.

Accessibility Support

Everyone’s experience is unique. We recognize the location you choose can have an impact on your sense of belonging. We encourage you to use the information below as you review your options to select the program and location that will be the best choice for you. If you do not hold the identities that are amplified here, this information is still a great resource for you as well. It will give you a better understanding of those who have this identity.

Impact

Sustainability

In response to the overwhelming global climate crisis, AIFS Abroad is pleased to make Sustainability a key priority when considering organizational, operational, and programming decisions. We understand that the only way to effectively combat this crisis and mitigate the effects of climate change is to drastically reduce our environmental impact. Therefore, AIFS Abroad has committed to reaching carbon neutrality by the year 2025. AIFS Abroad is proud to announce we have signed the CANIE Accord, becoming the first US provider to make this commitment.

Program Highlights

  • Earn up to 18 credits and transcript issued by Charles University
  • Internship and volunteer opportunities
  • Excursions & Day Trips 2-day excursion to Moravia and day trips to places like Plzeň, Kutná Hora, Terezín, Český Krumlov and Lidice
  • On-Site Program Director to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
  • Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network

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AIFS Prague, Czech Republic

Spend the summer in the picturesque city of Prague with AIFS! You’ll earn up to 18 credits through a variety of courses at Charles University. Courses are taught in English with no previous Czech language study required.
Cultural activities in Prague will include:
• Walking tours of the city
• Opera, theater and ballet performances
• Sporting events
• Visits to some of Prague’s famous cafes.
• Day trip to Kutná Hora or Terezin
• 2-day trip to Český Krumlov
• 2-day trip to Moravia.

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Full Curriculum/Multiple Career Fields students earn up to 15 U.S. credits for the semester plus 3 credits for the orientation component. The internship is accredited by Fairfield University and offered for 3 credits. In addition to the internship, students take up to 4 courses from the East and Central European Studies Program (ECES) at Charles University.

Scholarships

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AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships, Grants & Financial Support

We believe a study abroad experience is an essential component of well-rounded university education and we are committed to providing financial assistance to as many students as possible in support of their goal to study abroad. AIFS also offers internship and study abroad + internship blended programs to support the development of personal and professional skills.

Value
$500 - $5,000

Program Reviews

4.98 Rating
based on 40 reviews
  • 5 rating 97.5%
  • 4 rating 2.5%
  • 3 rating 0%
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  • Academics 4.15
  • Support 4.9
  • Fun 4.6
  • Housing 4.65
  • Safety 4.95
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Madelyn
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best experience ever

Studying abroad in Prague was honestly the best experience I've ever had. The city is so gorgeous and way too easy to fall in love with. Our program directors were so welcoming and enthusiastic about us being there and did everything they could to ensure we had a good time while also experiencing Czech culture. The other students in the program are now some of my favorite people and will be lifetime friends, which is another reason why I loved being there so much. The atmosphere of Prague is like no other and I would highly recommend doing this program.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Make everything a positive experience and talk to everyone! Everyone is super sweet and is most likely also looking for friends so don't be nervous. Even if something goes wrong take it as a learning experience and move on to make sure you're making your time abroad worthwhile and fun.
Pros
  • the city
  • the food (so many vegetarian options)
  • easy to travel to other places!
16 people found this review helpful.
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Lexie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

AIFS ECES Charles University Prague Spring 2022

This program was awesome! ECES at Charles University has a broad range of academic options and AIFS makes the administrative side of things, especially while preparing for the program, easy. AIFS also has fun side trips and social features that supplement the ECES program. Prague is a city with lots to do/a lively social scene, Prague is inexpensive, Prague has lots of history and the city didn't suffer much damage from World War II, and Prague's central location in Europe makes it fairly convenient to travel to other places in Europe. Ideally the program would start about a week earlier and end about a week later. The professors are generally great but make sure you clarify their academic expectations for assignments. Overall the work load is very manageable except during the universal workload waves during midterms and finals. If the program were to spread the work out a little more and not have quite a narrow work-jammed finals period right on the last couple of days.

Pros
  • Social scene
  • Travel and financial convenience
  • Historical and academic richness
Cons
  • Academic program is overall good but has a couple of minor kinks I mentioned above
  • Program is a week or two too short in my opinion
  • Dorms don't have air conditioning, there aren't any 24 hour markets nearby and the dorm is kind of strict about having guests or alcohol in the building even if you're of legal drinking age
88 people found this review helpful.
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Catherine
5/5
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!
101 people found this review helpful.
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Emma
5/5
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!
107 people found this review helpful.
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Jessica
5/5
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!
99 people found this review helpful.
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Gabriella
5/5
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!!

104 people found this review helpful.
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Alejandra
5/5
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!
105 people found this review helpful.
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Brook
5/5
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.
113 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

3.0 or 2.7 on a case by case basis!