Program Details

Program Location Prague, Czech Republic
Sponsor CIEE
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 31007
Duration Semester
Upcoming Program Dates
Fall 2024 09/09/24 to 12/21/24
Past Dates
Spring 2024 01/22/24 to 05/04/24
Page Links
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice



Students participating in the spring or fall 2025 Semester in Prague Program will receive a guaranteed flight voucher worth up to $1,500 from CIEE.

Explore the history and culture of this dynamic Central European nation through courses taught in English at CIEE Prague, as well as at CIEE Prague partner schools, Charles University and the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU). Choose from a wide array of courses in politics, history, media, art, religion and literature that are complemented with co-curricular activities or excursions to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.

CIEE Prague is designed for students interested in the politics, social structures and economies of Central European states, especially their transformations from state-controlled to market-based systems. Participants can choose from a broad range of courses, participate in several excursions throughout the region and volunteer as ESL instructors.

 CIEE offers four program options in Prague:

  1. Business, Arts, and Sciences
  2. Central European Studies
  3. Communications, New Media, and Journalism
  4. Semester in Prague
For more program information, please visit the program sponsor's website (CIEE).



The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts] [College of Health and Human Sciences]
Specifically from: PSY (HHS)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

The Central European Studies program is designed for students to gain an in-depth understanding of the Czech Republic with coursework in English across a wide range of academic areas. Students begin the program with an onsite orientation that introduces them to various aspects of life in Prague as well as useful Czech language basics to help facilitate cultural immersion. Students choose from classes at CIEE Prague, Charles University, and the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU).

Students will take a minimum of 3 CIEE courses, supplemented with additional CIEE classes or classes at the partner universities. All students are strongly encouraged to take an optional Czech language course while studying in Prague.

For more class information, please see the CIEE website. 


The program will offer several excursions, which may be day or overnight trips. Please see the CIEE website for more details.


Students may choose from three housing options:
Homestays: Live with a Czech family, with or without another CIEE student, and immerse yourself in the city’s culture. Each student has an individual room. Breakfast and dinner, on the family’s schedule, are included.

Apartments: Students can live in apartments shared with other CIEE students. If local health and safety regulations permit, most students live in double or triple rooms. Each apartment will have shared common spaces, including kitchen and bathroom.

Residence Halls: Students usually live with a mix of CIEE students, local and international students in dormitory-like buildings. If local health and safety regulations permit, most students live in double or triple rooms. Students usually share kitchens and common areas.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.
Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Program and housing fees include tuition, housing, orientation, airport greeting, excursions and activities.

Please note: cost of meals may change depending on housing option. 

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2024

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $16,256.00
Study Abroad Fee $914.10
Housing $3,500.00
Insurance $194.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,000.00
Local Transportation $45.00
Visa $114.00
Books and Supplies $45.00
Meals $1,228.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $250.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

CIEE has scholarships available, more information can be found HERE.

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information


Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email