Location
  • Czech Republic
    • Prague
Term
Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Subject Areas
Accounting Advertising Anthropology Art History Business Communications Economics English European Studies Finance Gender Studies History Humanities International Business International Relations Journalism Law Liberal Arts Marketing Mathematics Media Relations Philosophy Photography Political Science Psychology Public Relations Religious Studies Social Sciences Sociology Visual Arts +20
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships, Payment plans, Work study, LGBTQIA+ funding, BIPOC funding
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Program Details

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

Pricing

Price Details
Included: Personalized Pre-departure Advising; Tuition & Registration; Travel Medical Insurance; On-site Orientation; Housing; Volunteer Opportunities; On-site Staff Support; Excursions and Cultural Engagement; Host Institution Services & Amenities and more. Scholarships available.
What's Included
Some Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Classes Travel Insurance
May 21, 2024
May 21, 2024
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About Program

Study in the heart of ancient Bohemia: Prague! With a growing economy, vibrant art and music scenes, an influential intellectual community, and architectural styles ranging from Gothic to Baroque to Art Nouveau, Prague is an ideal setting in which to explore Czech culture. Study abroad in the city that Mozart, Kundera, Rilke, and Einstein called home… and discover the magic of Prague for yourself!

CEA CAPA students choose from more than 100 courses, taught in English, across five schools at the Anglo-American University (AAU), Prague’s oldest private university. Subject areas include communication, business, Political Science, and more.

In addition to study abroad, the CEA CAPA Internships Abroad, provides hands-on, practical experience in a specific career field.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

CEA CAPA provides, in conjunction with Diversity Abroad, Destination Guides which provide resources and tips for Black/African-American students, Latinx students, Asian American students, and all other students of color.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Through our personalized advising, CEA CAPA takes steps to understand the needs of a diversity of student identities like the LGBTQIA+ community. In addition to diversity and identity training, CEA CAPA leadership engage in continuous department level project work to identify and revise policies and practices using the appropriate Justice, Equity, Diversity or Inclusion lens as a frame to reduce bias and barriers that impact students, faculty, and staff. CEA CAPA is intentional in elevating diverse student voices and providing a platform for a broad array of identities to share their experiences abroad. The CEA CAPA World Blog promotes stories and personal experiences from the perspectives of diverse student bloggers and vloggers.

Neurodivergent Support

CEA CAPA is willing and able to assist students with learning disabilities and physical disabilities. Students are requested to disclose disabilities through the application health forms as part of their application and in discussion with their application advisor or program manager. The earlier CEA CAPA is made aware of learning or physical disabilities the better we can work with the student, institution, and overseas team to tailor an Individualized Education Program if necessary to support the student.

Impact

Sustainability

CEA CAPA makes a conscious effort to create study abroad experiences that leave a positive impact on host communities. Each location implements a variety of strategies to support the local community and promote sustainability. Examples include:

Use of recycling bins in Study Center locations and in CEA CAPA housing

Signage in CEA CAPA housing urging students to limit water and electricity usage

Students are often given reusable bags and water bottles upon arrival to limit single plastic use

Students are provided with instructions for acquiring transportation passes to promote use of public transportation rather than taxis

Program Highlights

  • Hands-on learning experiences that transform the world abroad into a classroom
  • Personalized Pre-Departure Advising, including visa and immigration support
  • Courses offered in English that fulfill major and general graduation requirements
  • Comprehensive on-site support, including 24/7 emergency phone
  • Career workshops, Internships Abroad, and Alumni Ambassador positions

Program Reviews

4.92 Rating
based on 53 reviews
  • 5 rating 94.34%
  • 4 rating 3.77%
  • 3 rating 1.89%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Academics 4.05
  • Support 4.8
  • Fun 4.8
  • Housing 4.8
  • Safety 4.9
Showing 1 - 8 of 53 reviews
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Josephine
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Studying Abroad in Prague With CEA CAPA

I studied abroad in Prague my sophomore year of college. I really enjoyed my time abroad and the support given by CEA. The housing was in a great location near city center and you could navigate the city well with public transport. The courses taught were engaging and connected well to class excursions. We took trips to museums, markets, other cities within the Czech Republic and more. The teachers and staff were understanding and always willing to help. The most difficult aspect was the language barrier, most people speak some English in Prague but once you leave the city most don't.

Pros
  • Low cost of living.
  • Great nightlife and social scene.
  • Full of rich history.
Cons
  • The weather is quite cold and grey for a lot of the year.
4 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Josephine! Your semester in Prague sounds perfect! So glad you connected with your professors and the culture on excursions. Thanks for sharing your feedback and photo.

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Colin
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Prague - Good Academics, Good History, Good Fun

I went to Prague as part of a study abroad program with CEA CAPA. The professors and CEA CAPA staff were all incredibly supportive. The city is extremely safe, even at night. I got to live with 5 other college students who were a part of the program, and many of the other students in the program lived in the same building as well. Prague is a city with rich history and a vibrant night life. Getting to class is easy with the tram system. As part of the program, there were excursions built in at no additional cost. I was able to go to the Czesky Krumlov as part of the program, which has the second largest castle in the world (1st is in Prague). I would recommend this city and program to all because of its accessibility, safety, fun, and affordability.

What would you improve about this program?
The only thing I would improve about this program is that they partner with Anglo American University in Prague, which is a small private school. They do this to offer more classes, but the academic quality isn't as good. The CEA CAPA classes are structured well with good professors, so I hope they can offer more CEA CAPA classes in the future.
Pros
  • Safety
  • Largest castle in the world, rich history, good architecture, good museums
  • Good food
Cons
  • It can be hard to meet Czech people
  • The night life can be filled with tourists
  • Anglo American University Classes aren't as good
6 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Colin! Thanks for sharing about your good time in Prague! Love that you experienced excursions and found the public transportation system there easy!

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Risa
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Ajoy!

I had such an incredible experience in Prague. I had the best experience of my life. I learned so much both in the classroom and outside of it. The teachers I had at CEA CAPA are the best teachers I have ever had. One professor was even a diplomat and taught us all so much. The CEA CAPA staff helped me and supported me through adjustment and challenges, and the community of friends I found abroad traveled with me and laughed with me over the semester we spent away from home. Prague really became a second home. Having other students in the building we lived was so much fun. By living in student housing in the middle of a residential area I truly feel that I got the best of both worlds. I found my favorite local cafes and bakeries by the time I left and I still dream about them now! I can't wait to go back one day.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
I had an injury while I was abroad and I was very scared. I did not know how to handle it and I was in a lot of pain. Going to a hospital can be very scary even when you are in your own country and speak the language, but even more when you're alone. I used the 24-hour emergency CEA phone number and the women who answered helped me through every step of the way. She gave me good options of nearby hospitals that would speak English and had helped other students in the past. She also continued texting me throughout the night to help me as I was cared for.
Pros
  • It was a huge learning experience and taught me how to handle difficult situations
  • I felt so supported by the CEA CAPA staff
  • I got to experience health care in Prague
Cons
  • It was very scary and distressing
19 people found this review helpful.
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Janet
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Studying Abroad in Prague

Initially I was drawn to study abroad in Prague because I was interested in the architecture, the location, and its safety rating. I didn't know much about CEA CAPA when I decided on the program but I am so glad I did. The housing was awesome and the staff was so supportive and engaged whether it be in the classroom, on program trips, with healthcare assistance, and with help exploring your own interests in the city. The classes were so engaging and helped me to better connect with the city as a whole.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would have signed up for the internship program. Everyone I knew that chose to do an internship had such an interesting internship that perfectly matched their interests.
Pros
  • safe and cheap
  • interesting classes
  • great housing and location
Cons
  • not many English speakers
18 people found this review helpful.
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Maya
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

My experience in Prague 2023

CEA's study abroad program in Prague was unique to me for 3 main reasons. Firstly, the program offered a variety of courses which worked for many different majors/ interesting, but they were all extremely culturally relevant to Prague. In my architecture class, for example, we went on fields trips every day, learning about styles and periods through the buildings around us, and the history of the city. I took a class on Franz Kafka, a Czech surrealist author, and the class was able to walk around and identify places Kafka lived, worked at, and wrote at. To be learning about a city that you are in, that you can see and imagine, was extremely valuable to me. Secondly, the program location allowed me to study abroad on a budget. Because Prague is a relatively cheaper city than other programs in Europe, studying there allowed me to engage in the community and with friends. I was able to socialize, go to restaurants, museums, and travel, without going over my budget. Thirdly, Prague offers a nonwestern culture that I had never experienced before. Going abroad, I wanted to immerse myself into a culture and language that was unfamiliar to me. Prague was the perfect location for this; I learned a lot about central/eastern European lifestyles!

What was your funniest moment?
I needed to buy a duvet, and I went into a bedding store to buy one. The worker was an elderly Czech woman, and she spoke not a word of English. We both tried very hard to communicate and understand what I was looking for. I thought I got the duvet and when I got home, I opened it and it was just a huge pillow. It wasn't so funny at the time, but I laugh looking back on it.
Pros
  • affordable
  • walkable city
  • housing is ideally located and spacious
Cons
  • obtaining VISA was a little difficult
19 people found this review helpful.
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Garrett
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

An Unforgettable Experience

Since I've only been on one study abroad experience, I cannot speak on other providers or compare them to CEA CAPA. That said, it is hard to imagine that a provider can be any better than CEA CAPA was for me. From the very beginning, advisors were in touch with me regularly and always made themselves available for any questions or problems I had. I remember being on multiple Zoom calls about getting my visa, and I was pretty much walked through the whole extensive process. The entire team was quick to respond and super knowledgeable about what my next steps were. Once I had arrived in Prague, this standard of care continued - I was picked up promptly at the airport and taken to where I would be living to meet my roommates. Over the next couple of days, the CEA CAPA Prague staff explained everything about how the program would work and helped us get situated to living in the city, whether it was telling us the local chains to eat at or where to get public transportation passes. The CEA CAPA learning center was an exceptional resource. I didn't need to make use of any of the services they provided, but they made it very clear what was available and how to get help if needed. The classes taught at the center were also exceptional. I only took one there, but between my roommates and friends in the program, I heard about every class being taught, and there was nothing to criticize about any one of them.
I didn't know anyone going into the program, but I came out with friendships that will last a lifetime. We had so many crazy fun experiences (mixed in with some learning here and there), and I would not trade my semester in Prague for the world. If you're considering studying abroad with an affiliate, I cannot recommend CEA CAPA enough, and I can also strongly recommend Prague!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
I do not usually get nervous about meeting new people, but in the days leading up to my flight to Prague, I started wondering how I would make friends. Even though I had solo-traveled before, this was going to be a whole different level of on my own. I was telling myself this was foolish because I knew that the kind of people who would throw themselves into another country for four months were probably friendly, outgoing people, but I was still a little anxious. When I arrived at the Prague airport, I found the group I'd be going to our apartments with and immediately kicked off an hour-long conversation with one of the other guys about our favorite Premier League teams. When we got to the drop-off, I was prepared to say nice to meet you and see you later, but it turned out he was my roommate!
Pros
  • Well-put together roommate groups
  • Exceptional staff
  • Quick, effective, personalized communication
29 people found this review helpful.
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Sophia
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Every day was something new!

Majoring in engineering, I was worried I wouldn't be able to study abroad due to all of my course requirements, but CEA's summer engineering program was perfect and had the exact classes I needed. One of my favorite classes was The Golden City of Prague: Past & Present, my art history class. Each period we would go to a different historical site and learn about it in the context of art— it was super interesting and I got to see a ton of different places I wouldn’t have otherwise!

Originally I was nervous about being the only person from my home university in the program, but I met a lot of cool people and made lasting friendships. Prague's centralized location allowed me and my friends to travel to another country almost every week; we traveled from Prague to The Netherlands, Germany, Poland, and France over the course of our 8-week program.

The sense of independence and confidence I gained while overseas will stay with me for the rest of my life. Studying abroad in Prague was a life-changing experience. I highly recommend to anyone wanting to study abroad!

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would definitely exchange contact info with the people in my program sooner. I spent a lot of time with my roommates, classmates, and people I met in orientation, and it’s nice to be able to stay in touch with them! Going abroad with CEA, I've definitely made some lifelong friends!
Pros
  • So much history, art, and culture to learn about and see!
  • Really walkable + great public transportation
  • CEA staff are really nice and helpful!
Cons
  • Language barrier
  • No AC or dryers, which can be a change
  • No Cheez-Its :(
34 people found this review helpful.
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Mariana
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

CEA CAPA Prague

I have really loved studying abroad and recommend it to anyone who is thinking about it. I was able to make new friends from all over, and was able to immerse myself into a completely different culture from what I am used to, and adapt to it. I have enjoyed this experience very much and I really wish that anyone who has the opportunity to study abroad in Prague to do it! The Czech culture was something that I really enjoyed being around, and the vibrant city of Prague is unmatched to any other city I have visited. I really recommend Prague as a study abroad destination since it is such a walkable, vibrant, and nice city!

Pros
  • The city was very entertaining
  • Very walkable
  • Good public transportation
Cons
  • Language barrier
  • Exchanging currency since they don't use Euros
  • Adjusting to not using a drying machine
32 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Mariana! Thanks for sharing your feedback about your time studying abroad in Prague. It sounds like you had a 5/5 experience and we're so glad you got the chance to immerse yourself in all that it offers. Love Czech culture and it's great you experienced it.

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