CIEE: Central European Studies In Prague

Language Requirement: None
Academic Standing by Program Start: Sophomore or Above
Location: Europe, Czech Republic
GPA: 2.5
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

Dates and Deadlines
Term Year Deadline Arrival Date Departure Date
Academic Year 2024-2025 3/1/2024 Early Sept Early May
Fall Semester 2024 3/1/2024 9/10/2024 12/21/2024
Spring Semester 2025 9/1/2024 Late Jan. Early May



Discount for Pell Recipients

To expand access to study abroad, GEO is offering a $400 discount for this program (Summer 2024 and beyond) to UO students who currently have the Pell Grant as part of their federal financial aid (FAFSA).

Course Equivalencies

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

Non-UO students: 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.

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. 

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.