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. There is no language prerequisite, but students are encouraged to take a Czech language course. There will be some Czech language basics built into the on-site orientation to help with cultural adjustment and immersion.

Your required courseload will consist of a minimum of five area studies courses. All area studies courses are taught in English. You will take a minimum of three 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.

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

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.

Housing Description

There are various different types of housing available on this program. Students can choose from a homestay, CIEE-administered apartments, or CIEEadministered residences. Homestays are ideal for the student who is seeking to live and learn more like a local, and do include breakfast and dinner on the family's schedule. The CIEE apartments are ideal for the student who wants to live with other students on the program, but would like to live with a local buddy. The CIEE residences are ideal for the student who would feel more comfortable living with other students on the program only. No meals are included in either the CIEE apartments or the CIEE residences.

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.

Dates and Deadlines

To confirm the exact program dates, please consult CIEE.
TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Spring Semester20199/1/2018Late JanuaryMid-May
Fall Semester20183/15/2018Mid-SeptemberLate December
Academic Year2017-20183/15/2017Mid-SeptemberMid-May
Spring Semester20209/1/2019Late JanuaryEarly May

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