University of Oregon

CIEE: Central European Studies in Prague

Program Overview

The Central European Studies program offers you a series of specially designed courses in a wide range of academic disciplines taught in English by local faculty. Although there is no language prerequisite for participation in the program, you will be required to take a Czech language course in order to better immerse yourself in local culture. The combination of Czech language and academic courses will allow you to explore the dynamics of this Central European nation and its culture.

You required courseload will consist of one Czech language course (including two weeks of intensive language training during orientation) and four area studies courses. All area studies courses are taught in English. You will take a minimum of two CIEE courses, and may be able to enroll in up to six credits outside of CIEE courses at FAMU or Charles University in courses for international students, taught in English. Students may also take the CIEE Seminar on Living and Learning for an additional course credit.

For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: CIEE: Central European Studies in Prague


Application Process

If you are interested in applying to a CIEE program, we strongly advise you to meet with an advisor prior to applying.

Selection for the program is based on a review of your written application, recommendation, transcript(s), and completion of the interview process. Qualified applicants are recommended by a GEO Study Abroad Program Advisor. The final selection of participants is made by CIEE.

IMPORTANT: Application for a CIEE program involves two parts:

1.    Completion of the GEO application process.
2.    Completion of the CIEE application process.

Please note that the GEO deadline supersedes the CIEE deadline. An application fee is due at the time of application and is non-refundable under any circumstances.

Additional Requirements

  • Coursework in Central European studies (history, sociology, economics, political science, language, or literature) is strongly recommended.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Fall Semester20173/15/2017mid-Septemberlate December
Academic Year2017-20183/15/2017mid-Septembermid-May
Spring Semester 20189/01/2017late Januarymid-May

Additional Date Information

To confirm the exact program dates, please consult CIEE.

Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.