Czech Republic: Prague
Anglo American University & CEA
Fall / Spring Semester Program
Largely unspoiled by the ravages of time, and widely recognized as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Prague has recently re-emerged as one of Europe's leading cities. Serving as a major economic and cultural center of the Czech Republic, Prague is a modern city that still retains the original allure of a former age.
This program is offered in collaboration with the affiliate provider CEA Global Education. Students will take courses at Anglo-American University, the oldest private institution of higher education in the Czech Republic. It was the first institution in the Czech Republic to offer a full curriculum taught in English after the fall of communism. Students will take classes with other Americans studying abroad as well as full-time AAU students. Anglo-American University has diverse student body of approximately 1,000, comprised of Czech and international students from 70 different countries and a unique small-university environment.
AAU is located in the breathtaking 18th century Palace of the Knights of Malta, amidst the baroque architecture of Prague's historical Mala Strana quarter. The university is surrounded by the city's main historical attractions and is just a few minutes walk from Old Town Square over the famous medieval Charles Bridge.
Students have access to all the university facilities including a student ID, computer lab equipped with 30 PCs, library with over 19,000 books and journals, and activities and sports organized by the AAU Student Council. Wi-Fi access is available throughout AAU buildings for those who bring their own laptops. Since one third of students at AAU are Czech nationals, students have ample opportunity to meet and interact with their Czech peers.
*View the Spring 2018 Courses Available
*View the Fall 2018 Courses Available
*Please note that courses are subject to change.
View the Pre-approved Prague Course Equivalencies to learn how AAU courses transfer to USD. NOTE: Core curriculum designations on this list pertain to OLD core only.
Many courses have been reviewed to transfer back to USD so be sure to review the pre-approved courses listing above in tandem with the courses during your anticipated term abroad. If there is a course you are interested in not listed on the pre-approved list, please contact Alana Thomas.
Students choose 5 courses from those listed on CEA's website: 1 "core elective" and 4 "electives". It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that their courses of interest are being instructed during her/his term in Prague.
During each term, students also have the option to selecting an academic internship. This provides the student with the opportunity to gain work experience in an intercultural environment while earning three units of college credit in addition to the courses selected. Students are placed in internships based on their existing and desired skill set. Students wishing to be placed in an internship during their semester in Prague should select the "International Internship" program with CEA when opening their application. Students will be required to submit a letter of recommendation as well as their resume/CV as part of this program application. Please contact your advisor directly if you are interested in participating in an internship in Prague.
Please note: Courses for each term are published on CEA's website, but they are subject to change. Exams will take place the week prior to the end date. Transcripts can take up to 90 days after the end date to arrive from CEA to USD's International Center.
Students are placed in furnished apartments in neighborhoods located approximately 20-30 minutes away from Anglo-American University by public transportation. Many of the apartments are located in buildings with Czech families and are well suited for students looking for a culturally immersive experience. All apartments have weekly cleaning arranged as well as evening security patrol. Students have access to all their neighborhood has to offer: open-air markets, specialty stores, boutiques, restaurants, cathedrals, and historical sites. Housing arrangements are made on behalf of the student by CEA administration and housing costs are included in the program fee.
USD students will be billed the cost of USD tuition for their term abroad via their USD Student Account. The Program Fee is also assessed via the USD Student Account and includes the cost of housing. Please see Program Cost above to review details of fees associated with this program.
Supplemental Course Fees: Students will be responsible for paying any/all supplemental course fees charged by the provider. This includes but is not limited to art studio fees, lab fees, etc. This will be billed via CEA and should be paid directly to CEA.
A passport valid through 6 months past the program end date is required for all study abroad programs. Upon formal acceptance to participate in the program, students will need to apply for a Czech student visa. The study abroad advisor and CEA site specialist will review this process with all admitted students during the pre-departure orientation. The Czech student visa application is a lengthy process which requires that students be without their passports for quite some time. As such, students are highly discouraged from making any international travel plans within 90 days of the start date of their program.
CEA offers a variety of day and overnight excursions at no additional cost to the student. These are a great way to explore other great cities and areas in the Czech Republic!
In addition to excursions, the CEA Prague Global Campus hosts weekly events for students, ranging from free fruit and fitness trainers or Café Ahoy, creating connections between AAU students and study abroad students. Students also have many volunteer opportunities to select from to get involved in and give back to their new community.