CEA Study Abroad in Prague, Czech Republic

Video and Photos

seven girls sitting in front of the John Lennon Wall with the prominent phrase "BE HAPPY" behind them
seven girls sitting in front of the John Lennon Wall with the prominent phrase "BE HAPPY" behind them
two girls skiing atop the Swiss alp mountains
two girls skiing atop the Swiss alp mountains
girl standing in the middle of Old Town Square surrounded by bubbles
girl standing in the middle of Old Town Square surrounded by bubbles
A view of the Prague Castle from across the Vltava River
A view of the Prague Castle from across the Vltava River
View from outside the Prague Castle
View from outside the Prague Castle
Old Town Square
Old Town Square
Old town square
Old town square
A view from the top of Petrin Hill
A view from the top of Petrin Hill

About

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 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 Internships Abroad, provides hands-on, practical experience in a specific career field.

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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

Scholarships

CEA Scholarships
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Studying abroad will change your life, improve your employability, and enhance your global competence. That's why we commit more than $2.0 million each year to our financial and scholarship programs.

Value
$400 - $3,000

Questions & Answers

Reviews

96%
based on 34 reviews
  • Academics 7.4
  • Support 9.1
  • Fun 9.2
  • Housing 9.4
  • Safety 9.4
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Allison
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best semester ever!

I had such a great time in Prague with CEA. The staff there was helpful, kind, and supportive. They were knowledgeable in many different areas and made the study abroad experience one that was well rounded and fun! They organized great activities to get us engaged with other students and the culture. We went to the Museum of Communism and had deep conversations about the lasting effects of that on the country in addition to other places right outside of Prague, like Karlsteijn castle and the Terezin ghetto/concentration camp. They provided the opportunities to learn about the different cultures within Prague and it was awesome. Prague itself is also a wonderful city to study abroad in because of it's beauty and central location for other travelling. I highly recommend this program to anyone looking to study abroad!

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
When I travelled to Budapest, Hungary, I had an incredible local meal it was a meat plate with croquettes, pickled cabbage, rice, and a selection of delicious meats. The most unfamiliar was probably goose liver but don't knock it until you try it (it was pretty good though!)
Response from CEA Study Abroad

Thank you for sharing your thorough and thoughtful review about your semester with CEA in Prague, Allison (and for the beautiful Prague photo)! We’re thrilled you had a great experience with our wonderful Prague staff, cultural activities and in trying out interesting new foods! We wish you all the best and hope you’ll stop by and say hello the next time you find yourself in Prague.

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Emma
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The Best 4 Months of My Life

My semester in Prague with CEA was easily the best four months in my life. I got to learn so much about the Czech culture while traveling around Europe, and it was an absolute fairytale. As far as the program goes, there is always something to do: planned activities, weekend excursions, a cool iMove program, monthly brunches, etc. My roommates and I got really close with CEA staff as a result of frequently attending these fun and free (included in program cost) events. Additionally, the city of Prague is busy & something is always happening. The five of us lived in the cool neighborhood of Vinohrady in a beautiful, spacious apartment amongst local Czechs. Lastly, the academics were pretty good. Anglo-American University was pretty easy in comparison to my large state school at home, so I was glad I wasn’t taking many major-related courses as I am not sure if they would go in as great of depth at AAU as they do in the states. The university is also very small and consists of 1/4 study abroad/exchange students, so it’s an interesting dynamic sometimes between exchange students and full-time students. Overall, it is a nice place close to the center of the city, and it offered courses that easily transferred back to my university.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
A lot of students who study abroad go to cities all of Europe. I definitely recommend that you go see some popular cities, but if you study abroad in Prague, make sure to check out smaller cities/countries in Central Europe as well. 1) they are typically cheaper. 2) they are less touristy. 3) it is so cool to go to countries you might not go to later in life for any reason (ex. Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, etc.)
Response from CEA Study Abroad

Thank you for sharing your thorough and thoughtful review about your semester with CEA in Prague, Emma! “Easily the best four months of my life” and “an absolute fairytale” is music to our ears. We are so glad you had a positive experience in making Prague a second home! We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

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Phoebe
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

You Have to Go

I loved every minute of my time abroad in Prague. I could not be more grateful to have CEA there to help with everything. They made the transition extremely easy and fun. Studying abroad is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I highly suggest CEA and Prague. I highly suggest that everyone goes abroad because of the unique cultural experience you will get as a student. CEA made sure that we had everything we needed before leaving to go abroad. They were extremely helpful when it came to applying for a student visa as well. Everything that needs to be completed beforehand was made easy because of CEA and their involvement in ensuring students have a successful time abroad. Once we got abroad, CEA was also ver attentive to all students needs and ensuring they had a smooth transition. Our apartment was comfortable and I had an overall great semester studying with CEA.

What would you improve about this program?
We struggled with housing and our heater-- besides that everything was great!
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Whitney
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Decision I Ever Made

Studying abroad in Prague through CEA was the best thing I ever did. Not only was my experience so amazing because of the city itself, but CEA made everything so easy and smooth. Every staff member is always so kind and willing to help you with whatever you need. Whether it was sending me syllabi for specific classes so I could get courses approved at my home college or responding quickly to questions I had, CEA is always on top of it. They also make the whole package worth it because they have amazing housing around Prague and offer many cultural activities and excursions you can attend for free! They even have several free activities you can do on a weekly basis, like yoga, personal training, and rock climbing. The school they partner with has also added to my study abroad experience because I only have classes 3 days a week, which is typical, so I have time to travel and explore Prague, plus I also get to meet students from all over the world! I very much recommend this program to anyone who is interested in studying abroad.

Response from CEA Study Abroad

Thank you, Whitney, for your thoughtful review. You share the same sentiments as so many of our CEA Prague alumni! "Best thing I ever did” is music to our ears!

Talia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

CEA Prague was an amazing experience!

This past Spring, I had the opportunity to study abroad in Prague, Czech Republic. At my school, Prague is not a very popular destination to go abroad to. However, I think that Prague is a beautiful city, and has just as much, if not more, to offer than many well-known abroad destinations such as Florence or Barcelona. When I arrived on my first day in Prague, I was greeted by bright, colorful buildings and cobblestone lining every street in town. The city is the perfect size where you can walk anywhere that you need to go, or can take the easily accessible public transportation. Most days, I preferred to walk to class or meals so that I could take in all of the character that this city offered in the short amount of time that I lived there.
By now you probably understand how beautiful Prague is, but it is also such a cool city with SO many cool things to do. You can go to the Prague castle, walk along the Charles Bridge, wander throughout Old Town and try a tredelnik (trust me, you won't be able to have "just one"), view the astronomical clock, go shopping at Wenceslas Square, climb up Petrin Hill, or pose in front of the John Lennon Wall. One thing that Americans often do not talk about is how good the food is in Prague. I was very impressed when I found out how delicious all of the restaurants were and how cosmopolitan the restaurant choices were. Some of my personal favorites were Meduzzy, Cantina, Noi, Zebra, and Bejzment. I could go on and on with recommendations of things to do in Prague and places to eat, but these are just my top few!
Overall, Prague was a great place to study abroad. If you are interested in traveling on the weekends, Prague is a perfect home base to do so. The airport is easily accessible via the metro/tram, or you could take a 25 minute Uber for under $20. Flights are direct and affordable out of the Prague airport, and the airport is super easy to navigate. Additionally, CEA makes abroad so much easier. They are there with you every step of the way and are always available for questions. The staff is very knowledgeable and cares about its students both before going abroad, and once on-site. If I could go back, I would, so make the most of your time in Prague!!

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Aurianna
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Abroad in Prague

Studying abroad in Prague through CEA was an amazing experience that I highly recommend. I felt safe throughout the city, especially at my university. My favorite times were experiencing day-to-day life, doing homework, exploring cafes, restaurants, and shops. I made friendships that have carried over back to the States and memories with these friends that I will forever hold dear to me. Traveling from Prague is easy as it is so centrally located and traveling most weekends allowed me to explore all over Europe.

What would you improve about this program?
I highly recommend CEA and don't see any improvements with it.
Response from CEA Study Abroad

We’re thrilled to hear you had a positive experience with CEA in Prague, Aurianna! Thank you for sharing your insights and we’re happy you took advantage of all Prague has to offer.

Dan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

GO TO PRAGUE

This city is honestly the perfect study abroad city. Not only is it student friendly in the fact that it is EXTREMELY inexpensive. It is also very easy to get around with public transportation, it is also very central in Europe only 4 hours from Berlin, Vienna, Bratislava and only 8 hours from Budapest. And also very close to other cities in Europe. It's full of history and has amazing coffee! What's not to like!

What would you improve about this program?
Possibly increasing the number of cultural immersion activities available. To truly immerse ourselves in Czech culture.
Response from CEA Study Abroad

You share the same sentiment as so many of our Prague alumni. Thanks for the recommendations and best of luck in your future endeavors.

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Lindsay
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Unforgettable Experience

CEA made sure that everything went smoothly so that we could get the most out of our study abroad experience. They were always readily available and easy to contact when needed, not to mention super friendly. They always had events, activities and programs to keep us engaged, help us meet our fellow study abroad peers and help us learn all about our new home. They even organized trips to help us see more of the Czech Republic. They prioritized our safety and our needs and were always very accommodating. I was housed in a really nice apartment located right near old town and everything was in walking distance. Prague is an absolutely amazing city where there is always so much to do and see, plus beautiful architecture and great food. This was an amazing program and I'm so grateful to have participated.

Response from CEA Study Abroad

Lindsay, we are so glad you adore Prague as much as we do. Thanks for the review!