Czech Republic Prague 763285693

We invite you to study abroad with API in Prague, a city that has earned the nickname "The Jewel in the Heart of Europe"! This program allows you to enroll in a variety of relevant arts and social science courses at the oldest university in the Czech Republic, alongside locals and students from around the globe. You'll earn credit that can be applied toward your degree plan, while experiencing life in one of Europe's most enchanting cities!

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarship Opportunities

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Housing

Monthly Cultural Activities

Excursions

Resident Director

Tuition

Transit Pass

Medical and Life Insurance

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

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Application Requirements

  • 3.0 G.P.A. (2.7 G.P.A. considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • Open to college sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa
  • Supplemental application requirements are solicited upon receipt of API application
  • University Approval Form
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Jan, 2023 - May, 2023 $14,900 Nov 1, 2022 No Extension Nov 1, 2022
Fall Aug, 2023 - Dec, 2023 $14,900 Jun 1, 2023 No Extension Jun 15, 2023
Academic Year Aug, 2023 - May, 2024 $28,900 Jun 1, 2023 No Extension Jun 15, 2023

API students participate in excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API Prague programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.

  • Brno

    The second largest city in the Czech Republic, Brno is the capital of Moravia, the eastern region of the country known for its vineyards, castles, medieval towns, and the whispers of the Great Moravian Empire that dominated Central Europe in the 9th century. This excursion will include castle visits, a day trip to Olomouc (a medieval UNESCO town nearby) and an introduction to Moravian cuisine, which reflects the influence of Austria, Hungary, and Poland.

  • Český Krumlov

    A UNESCO World Heritage site, Český Krumlov has already become a major stop for travelers in the Czech Republic. Visitors to this renaissance town can wander the tiny streets in the center, check out the palace with all of its Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo trappings, and the bear moat (yes – a moat with bears in it) that surrounds it, or go rafting on the river running through the town center. Students will see an amazing variety of architecture from the 14th to 17th century, all packed into this tiny historic town.

  • Karlovy Vary

    Echoing the opulence of the golden days of the European aristocracy, Karlovy Vary is one of the most beautiful spa towns in the world. Visitors can walk along the Teplá River while enjoying the elegant colorful architecture and sampling the local healing waters at one of the colonnades with springs. Czech extra: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, one of the oldest film festivals in the world, is held in the city annually and Karlovy Vary also served as a backdrop for 2006 James Bond film "Casino Royale". The luxurious Grand Hotel Pupp became "Hotel Splendid" in the movie and also served as one of the inspirations for Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

  • National Park (Cesky Raj)

    Český ráj (i.e. Czech Paradise) is a beloved national park located in the northern part of the Czech Republic. It is best known for its countless sandstone rock towers that are crisscrossed by arches, tunnels, wooden ladders, and viewing platforms that offer stunning vistas. The lush forest and magical rock formations also the backdrop for scenes in The Chronicles of Narnia, some of which were filmed here. The nearby ruins of improbable Trojsky Castle provide a glimpse of the challenges of medieval life.

  • Brno

    The second largest city in the Czech Republic, Brno is the capital of Moravia, the eastern region of the country known for its vineyards, castles, medieval towns, and the whispers of the Great Moravian Empire that dominated Central Europe in the 9th century. This excursion will include castle visits, a day trip to Olomouc (a medieval UNESCO town nearby) and an introduction to Moravian cuisine, which reflects the influence of Austria, Hungary, and Poland.

  • Český Krumlov

    A UNESCO World Heritage site, Český Krumlov has already become a major stop for travelers in the Czech Republic. Visitors to this renaissance town can wander the tiny streets in the center, check out the palace with all of its Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo trappings, and the bear moat (yes – a moat with bears in it) that surrounds it, or go rafting on the river running through the town center. Students will see an amazing variety of architecture from the 14th to 17th century, all packed into this tiny historic town.

  • Karlovy Vary

    Echoing the opulence of the golden days of the European aristocracy, Karlovy Vary is one of the most beautiful spa towns in the world. Visitors can walk along the Teplá River while enjoying the elegant colorful architecture and sampling the local healing waters at one of the colonnades with springs. Czech extra: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, one of the oldest film festivals in the world, is held in the city annually and Karlovy Vary also served as a backdrop for 2006 James Bond film "Casino Royale". The luxurious Grand Hotel Pupp became "Hotel Splendid" in the movie and also served as one of the inspirations for Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

  • National Park (Cesky Raj)

    Český ráj (i.e. Czech Paradise) is a beloved national park located in the northern part of the Czech Republic. It is best known for its countless sandstone rock towers that are crisscrossed by arches, tunnels, wooden ladders, and viewing platforms that offer stunning vistas. The lush forest and magical rock formations also the backdrop for scenes in The Chronicles of Narnia, some of which were filmed here. The nearby ruins of improbable Trojsky Castle provide a glimpse of the challenges of medieval life.

  • Brno

    The second largest city in the Czech Republic, Brno is the capital of Moravia, the eastern region of the country known for its vineyards, castles, medieval towns, and the whispers of the Great Moravian Empire that dominated Central Europe in the 9th century. This excursion will include castle visits, a day trip to Olomouc (a medieval UNESCO town nearby) and an introduction to Moravian cuisine, which reflects the influence of Austria, Hungary, and Poland.

  • Český Krumlov

    A UNESCO World Heritage site, Český Krumlov has already become a major stop for travelers in the Czech Republic. Visitors to this renaissance town can wander the tiny streets in the center, check out the palace with all of its Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo trappings, and the bear moat (yes – a moat with bears in it) that surrounds it, or go rafting on the river running through the town center. Students will see an amazing variety of architecture from the 14th to 17th century, all packed into this tiny historic town.

  • Karlovy Vary

    Echoing the opulence of the golden days of the European aristocracy, Karlovy Vary is one of the most beautiful spa towns in the world. Visitors can walk along the Teplá River while enjoying the elegant colorful architecture and sampling the local healing waters at one of the colonnades with springs. Czech extra: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, one of the oldest film festivals in the world, is held in the city annually and Karlovy Vary also served as a backdrop for 2006 James Bond film "Casino Royale". The luxurious Grand Hotel Pupp became "Hotel Splendid" in the movie and also served as one of the inspirations for Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

  • National Park (Cesky Raj)

    Český ráj (i.e. Czech Paradise) is a beloved national park located in the northern part of the Czech Republic. It is best known for its countless sandstone rock towers that are crisscrossed by arches, tunnels, wooden ladders, and viewing platforms that offer stunning vistas. The lush forest and magical rock formations also the backdrop for scenes in The Chronicles of Narnia, some of which were filmed here. The nearby ruins of improbable Trojsky Castle provide a glimpse of the challenges of medieval life.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-15 credits per semester

Established in 1348, Charles University still carries the name and legacy of its founder, the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. With more than 600 years of tradition, the university is considered to be one of the most research-intensive and international institutions in the world.

API students at Charles University can choose from courses in art and culture, economics, film studies, history, literature, music, political science, psychology, sociology, theater, and Czech language. All courses, with the exception of Czech, are offered in English.

All courses are equivalent to 3 U.S. semester credits. All students who have not previously studied Czech language are required to take a 3-credit language course. This language course is taught for two-weeks at the beginning of each semester.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students will receive a transcript from Charles University upon completion of their program.

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    Anna Foster

    Anna Foster will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!

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    Jana Rückerová

    Jana Rückerová will be your Resident Director in Prague and resource for you on-site!

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Highlights
  • Classes taught in English

API students in Prague will live in university residence halls.

API students at Charles University will usually stay in the Komenského kolej (dormitory) near the Prague Castle, a 10-minute walk to the castle, a 30-minute walk to the main university building, and a twenty-minute tram ride to the historic Old Town. The dormitory offers conveniences that any student would need to live and study abroad. The residence hall includes in-room kitchenettes (with larger, shared kitchens available), as well as a laundry room, community room, study room, small gym (fee required), wi-fi, housekeeping (on a limited basis), gated entry with student ID access, and breakfast served Monday-Friday (excluding holidays).