PRAGUE, CZECHIA | SPRING QUARTER
The Prague program is ideal for students interested in studying and living in an extraordinary medieval city. Prague is an open textbook of modern and traditional literature, art, architecture, and culture enclosed in the beautiful scenery of the city, including its walls, castles, and frescoes. This program includes at least two one-day field trips and an optional 1-credit Vienna and Budapest Field Study course that represent exceptional opportunities to discover the cultural and historical richness of Prague and Central Europe. Prague experiences all four seasons that are typical for Central Europe—colorful falls with harvest festivals, quiet winters with traditional customs and winter sports, fresh springs with blossoming flowers filling Prague’s parks, and warm summers with outdoor festivals.
Prague, rich in history, has existed for more than 1,000 years. Old and new features of the city form a unity of styles not seen anywhere else in the world. You may see its beauty from the hills around the city, from old bridges and steamer ships on the Vltava River, and even from rowboats. With its narrow curved streets, marvelous courtyards and green parks that make up 30% of downtown, Prague is the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts, and you can expect to walk or ride a bike to get around the city.
Prague is situated in the middle of the Czech Republic, and in just a few hours you can be in Germany, Austria, Slovakia, or Poland. During a free weekend you can board an overnight train and wake up in Krakow or Berlin. The small but very modern Prague airport offers good opportunities to fly to most places in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. There are also several student travel agencies offering bargain flights to destinations that are popular to many students.
Spring Accelerated: Early January to Late March
- Are at least 18 years old at the time of application.
- Are enrolled in a degree-seeking program while they are abroad.
- Have a preferred grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
- Are in good academic, disciplinary, and community standing.
When you apply for a USAC Program, a coordinator for the program from USAC will reach out to the Edmonds College for approval. Our office will require an advising appointment if you have not had one yet.
Please note that students that have been sanctioned by the college are disqualified from applying to, or participating in, an Edmonds College study abroad program.
Spring Accelerated: Application Here (Due November 15)
NOTE: Edmonds College will NOT be able to approve any other USAC programs that are not the above terms due to incompatability with our quarter schedules.
Courses will vary depending on the term. Find the page for all course information here.
- Czech Language
- European Politics, Culture, and The Arts
- Courses with USAC and Charles University
- Field trips to places like Terezín, Lidice, Litomĕřice, Kutná Hora, Konopiště Chateau and Historical City of Tábor
- Extracurricular Activities with local students like soccer, hiking, and a conversation exchange
- Cultural immersion opportunities like interning at the Fulbright Commission, the National Library, tutoring in English, playing sports on intramural teams, and research at the Institute of International Relations
- For an additional fee: Tours and Field Studies to Vienna and Budapest
USAC students are placed in apartment buildings located in central Prague. One building is in a quiet part of the Old Town near the former convent of St. Agnes and the famous Astronomical Clock on the Old Town Square while another is located across the street from the Karlin Musical Theatre and the Prague Main Bus Station Florenc.
The Karlín and Žižkov neighborhoods are the most culturally rich parts of central Prague; centuries-old streets host mostly small apartment buildings, shops, restaurants, music bars, alternative art galleries, and all services an inhabitant of the city may need and enjoy. All means of transportation run through Žižkov and Karlín, and it is a matter of minutes to travel to any place in Prague. The long-distance bus and train stations are within a short walk from the housing.
PROGRAM FEES: For 2022 Below
- Tuition and fees
- USAC prearranged housing placement service
- Personalized pre-departure advising
- Visa guidance
- Parental support and advisement
- Scholarship advising and assistance
- Transcript assistance
- Student health insurance
- Group flight airport pick-up (subject to availability)
- Mandatory on-site orientation
- Host university student ID card
- On-site USAC office and staff
- 24-hour local emergency staff support
- Program-organized field trips
- Local travel resources, tips, suggestions
- Volunteer opportunities
Does Not Include:
- Individual flight if you do not apply to the group flight, or it is not avaialble
- Personal expenses (souveniers, etc.)
- Textbooks and class supplies
- Visa, if applicable
- Passport, if applicable
- Local transportation, transportation to and from program site (metro pass, etc)
- Required travel insurance