|Restrictions:||Drexel applicants only|
|Minimum Language Requirement:||No Requirement||Language of Instruction:||English|
|Minimum Cumulative GPA:||3.0||Class Eligibility:||Junior, Pre-Junior, Sophomore|
|Other Eligibility Requirements:||See Brochure for details||Eligible Majors:||All Majors|
|Type of Program:||Free Standing||Housing Options:||Dormitory|
|Program Advisor:||Lauren Steinberg|
The Drexel in Prague program is open to ALL students interested in exploring a historically rich and vibrant European cultural center. Drexel students take classes with a mix of other American college students, exposing them to a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. It is run in partnership with the University of New Orleans "UNO" (UNO is also Drexel’s partner for the Rome and Montpellier programs).
In addition to coursework, students attend weekly lectures, walking tours, excursions in and around Prague, informal dinners, and optional weekend field trips to Vienna and other exciting locations. Since the Prague program ends in early August, students may either return to Philadelphia afterwards or stay in Europe and explore the continent independently.
For a visual taste of Prague, check out Drexel student's Prague Pinterest page.
This program is available during summer term only, so you must be scheduled for summer term classes (not co-op). Course offerings in the past have included: Czech culture, photography, architecture, history, and music. All courses are tentative and change from year to year.
Drexel students earn 12 Drexel credits and grades for the Drexel in Prague program. Students may choose to do an Independent Study or Online Course to increase their credit load. Students are responsible for finding a Drexel faculty member who is interested in sponsoring them fif they choose to do an independent study. In the past students have chosen to develop a visual portfolio, write travel narratives, or focus on a specific research topic. Students can stay on in Europe after the completion of this program and use their free time for research.
Each class in Prague meets for approximately 2 hours per day, Monday - Friday. This schedule leaves room for optional field trips individual travel, and personal discoveries or time off. During the week, there will be other planned activities such as lectures, film screenings, informal dinners, museum visits, short class excursions, etc., most of which will be optional.
Prague Course Offerings 2015
Photography for Summer 2015: Drexel photography instructor will be teaching a special course in Prague called Photo 465: People and Place. It is open to all Drexel students who have taken PHTO 110 & 210 before the start of the program. Westphal students are strongly encouraged to take this course!
Program Calendar 2015
The summer is divided into 2 distinct parts:
Part 1: June 15 - July 2 (Monday-Thursdays, no class on Fridays): Pre-trip course in Philadelphia (3 credits)
* Please note, students are responsible for arranging their own housing during the pre-trip course.
Part 2: July 5 - August 8: Prague study abroad 2 courses (9 credits total)
Since this program ends in early August, students may return to the US afterward or stay in Europe for independent travel. This gives students nearly 5 weeks of summer vacation before the start of fall term.
Prague 2015 Onsite Program Calendar: click here to view dates of classes, field trips, free weekends, and more.
Students will live in dormitory style housing along with the other participants of the Prague program. Rooms are either doubles or triples. Since a local transportation pass for Prague is included in the program fee, students can explore the city easily to experience all it has to offer. After the program ends in early August, many students decide to pursue a personal exploration of Europe through independent travel to other European locations.
The Prague program uses facilities within Charles University, one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Europe. The classroom building is very centrally located, along the banks of the Vltava River, with beautiful views over the river and to the Prague castle. The classrooms are modern, friendly, and comfortable. The building also houses the office for the Prague Summer Seminars during the summer. The classroom building is within easy access to the dorm, using public transportation. Prague's oldest coffeehouse, the Café Slavia, is just next door from our classroom building, and the National Theater, Charles Bridge, and the Old Town are also very close.
American and Canadian citizens do not need a visa for this program. Students with other nationalities should check with the Czech Republic Embassy website to confirm visa requirements.
Read what Drexel students have to say about their experience as they blog for the Study Abroad office.
Cost & Financial Aid
2015 Program Fee: $1,550
Payment 1: due with application by no later than March 1st: $500 non-refundable deposit (only refunded if not accepted into the program)
Payment 2: due no later than April 1st: $1050 (non-refundable)
Included in Program Fee:
- Dorm-style housing in double or triple room
- Airport pick-up on 1st day of program
- Guided city tour
- Some class and program excursions
- Opening reception and closing party
- Culture series including walking tours, lectures, films, dinners, etc.
- Public transportation pass for Prague
- 2 full time staff on-site
This is a Drexel sponsored program, thus all of your Drexel tuition and financial aid remain the same during your term abroad. For more of a breakdown, please consult the budget sheet.
Students who receive Federal Work Study should consider applying for the Study Abroad Online Journalist work study position (after acceptance).
To seek additional funding, review the Scholarship & Funding Opportunities. Remember that scholarship deadlines may be much earlier than study abroad deadlines, so plan accordingly. Students may also want to submit a revised budget to the Financial Aid Office to see if additional funding may be available.
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