Czech Republic: Prague - Politics, Culture, the Arts

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USAC has partnered up with Charles University to give students a unique study abroad experience in Prague, Czech Republic. Primary studies at Charles University include Politics, Art and Culture, with all courses taught in English.

Prague is well known as one of the most beautiful cities in all of Europe, and in turn the world. It's central location makes traveling to other parts of Europe quite easy, especially to the neighboring countries of Germany, Austria, Slovakia, or Poland.

Highlights
  • Explore the narrow, curved streets, marvelous courtyards, and green patios that make up 30% of downtown—a lovely city for walking
  • Live in a beautiful medieval city, home to the oldest university in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Join an amazing tour to three European capital cities and cultures (Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna)
  • Enjoy easy, inexpensive, and safe travel to nearby European countries

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Reviews

96%
based on 21 reviews
  • Academics 7.9
  • Support 9.9
  • Fun 9.3
  • Housing 9.3
  • Safety 9.7
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Matt
10/10

The Best City On Earth!

My expectations with USAC-Prague were blown out of the water! The staff and teachers are great. There was a week excursion offered before classes, and it was the best $400 I have ever spent! It took you to 3 countries, and a small town in southern Czech Republic. The excursions during the program were also great. The living accommodations are amazing. I was lucky enough to have my own room at the apartment I was at, but that was not the case at the other location. Overall, if you are looking for a cheaper program that still has all the frills, and a different place to go, this is the program for you. And Prague is an unreal city. Very cheap, so your money will go far.

How can this program be improved?
The classes aren't actually at Charles University. I don't actually think I went to Charles University while I was there. Other than that, there is nothing to complain about.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Cora
10/10

Great Experience

The Program director was so incredibly helpful and supportive no matter what problems students had. The planned weekend excursions were lots of fun! Professors are great - we go on lots of field trips to local museums. Celebratory boat cruise to end the trip. More culturally rewarding than other programs. Great night life in Prague!

How can this program be improved?
I would change the location of the school.
Yes, I recommend this program
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B.
6/10

Beautiful City

Living in Prague was a wonderful experience as far as viewing historical architecture and living in a large city. The academics through USAC weren't challenging and I felt like the program was geared more towards people that wanted to show up, party a ton with like minded program participants, and go home. There was a distinct lack of immersion in the local culture due to the program specific education and field trips. Participants lived only with fellow program participants (fellow U.S. college students) and went on field trips with only fellow program participants. It was difficult to immerse oneself in other cultures besides your own.

How can this program be improved?
If housing was with other international students in order to expand the diversity of cultures that a participant is exposed to, the richness of the program would increase greatly.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Emily
10/10

Great Experience

USAC is a great program that truly cares about the well-being of their students. We had lots of field trips that were both free or super cheap. Housing was also super close to the metro and bus station. The staff was also very friendly and it was obvious that they care about their students. I felt comfortable going to our program director and asking questions. The intensive czech course was useful in introducing us to the czech language and learning the basics.

How can this program be improved?
The classes aren't technically on the campus of Charles University and it would have been better to actually interact with local czech students.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Nicole
10/10

Prauge is the real Wonderland

Choosing to study abroad was easy, choosing where to study was very difficult. I could not be more thrilled that I chose to study in Prague. The magic of the city never ceases to amaze, and the cities beauty will have you walking endlessly through the sprawling city finding new places to cherish at every turn. USAC provided me with the perfect environment to achieve my goals with my studies as well as to explore and immerse myself in a culture and city that would quickly come to feel like home. The many program arranged field trips are a must to attend and are very well organized and always informative and fun. The housing was perfectly located near city transport and within walking distance to downtown, the Charles Bridge, nightlife, and much more! There is so much to see and experience in Prague that it will be difficult to leave, but when the adventure bug hits the location of the Czech Republic (and Europe's awesome transportation) make it easy to travel to any number of amazing new places. Overall, USAC's program at Charles University in Prague is incredible and provided me with the most amazing experience of my life (so far!).

Yes, I recommend this program
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Niko
10/10

Prague, a treasure hidden in plain sight

Studying abroad in the Czech Republic through USAC has been one of the greatest experiences in my life. Living in a country that isn't in your comfort zone is one of the most rewarding experiences one can conquer in their life. From the habitual daily routine that you start to develop and the businesses that you frequent life starts to take a different shape from what a person is used to, but in no way is it bad or unrewarding. Although there are some challenges with trying to learn a new language and communicating with people who do not speak much English, one learns to communicate and get what you want through other forms and techniques. There are few things that an individual can do in their life that will forever change their course, but studying abroad is one of those things; and I can think of no better place to study abroad than Prague in the Czech Republic.

Yes, I recommend this program

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