Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Prague, Czech Republic
- Terms: Summer
- Dates / Deadlines
|Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Class Standing (at program start):||Sophomore||Click here for a definition of this term Program Features:||Faculty-Led Global Seminar, Research|
|Click here for a definition of this term GPA at time of application:||2.5||Click here for a definition of this term Housing:||Apartments/Houses|
|Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction:||English||Click here for a definition of this term Course Load for Summer/Winter Program:||3 credits|
|Click here for a definition of this term Length of Summer/Winter Program:||3 weeks, May term||Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study:||A&S Core: Contemporary Societies, A&S Gen Ed: Social Sciences Upper-Division, CMCI Core: People/Soc, Engineering/Applied Sci: Humanities/SS, Geography, History, International Affairs, Women & Gender Studies|
|Click here for a definition of this term Estimated Total Costs:||$$||Click here for a definition of this term Additional Search Options:||GPA Access Abroad eligible, Takes place in Maymester|
Explore history and geography in the historic city of Prague
Deepen your understanding of how political and economic changes and transitions have a diverse impact on social and cultural norms
Travel around Prague and engage in experiential learning through field-observations
Prague, both the largest and the capital city of Czech Republic, is located near the midpoint of Europe and links western and eastern Europe. Today, Prague maintains its historic reputation of being a cultural, economic, and political hub of central Europe. Excursions in and around Prague will facilitate discussions of Czech Republic in the 20th century and the various political, economic and social transitions that have taken place.
You will be responsible for making your own travel arrangements to the Czech Republic and back. Prague Airport is located 15 km of the city center. Students will live in shared apartments.
This program invites exploration of Prague through field based study on historical geographic aspects of Czechia (The Czech Republic’s) economic, political, and social transitions. In examining history, urban geography, mobility and migration, gender, race, and sexuality, students will come to learn the impact these topics have had on contemporary Czechia.
In order to achieve these goals, students will attend lectures, travel on excursions, and participate in hands-on, experiential study in order to truly come to understand the historic geographic aspects of the Czech Republic. Czech Republic is the ideal backdrop for conducting such research as it provides a unique perspective as a central European country that straddles social, economic, and political identities between eastern and western Europe.
Professor Jennifer Fluri, Department of Geography, will direct the program. Professor Fluri has extensively traveled and worked in the Czech Republic, including Prague, for several years. In cooperation with CU Education Abroad, she will choose the program participants, lead a pre-program orientation, teach the course, and act as resident director in Prague. She will be available in case of emergency.
This program provides ample opportunities for students to make meaningful connections to their host country. Students will have the opportunity to meet local Czech students, attend site visits in and around Prague, and participate in two overnight excursions to Tábor and Sezimovo Ústí, as well as Ostrava. These extracurricular activities provide students with additional experiential learning that aims to enhance and strengthen the lessons that are taught in lectures.
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** Most programs’ applications are reviewed on a rolling basis (starting August 1st for Spring programs and January 15th for Summer and Fall programs). NOTE: Some programs start the admissions process earlier and fill before the deadline, and some programs’ applications aren’t reviewed until after the deadline. Check with Education Abroad staff for details.