Program Details

Program Location Prague, Czech Republic
Sponsor CIEE
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 31007
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Current Program Dates
Summer 2024 06/09/24 to 08/03/24
Summer 2024 05/12/24 to 08/03/24
Past Dates
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice



Old Town Square

This program exposes students to the rich cultural, historical, and social heritage of Prague through the exploration of its art, film, architectural roots, society, and dynamic history. This journey gives students a unique opportunity to witness the force of a society that embraces its transition from a communist past to the ever-changing political and social present, along with the opportunity to learn about Prague’s development. Students participate in 2 sessions for a total of eight weeks.

Host university: CIEE works closely with Charles University (CU) to deliver courses to students at the CIEE Study Center in Prague. All CIEE courses are held at the CIEE Study Center, located in the scenic and historic neighborhood of Vyšehrad. Although the CIEE Study Center is not located in a CU building, CIEE courses are recognized by Charles University and taught by faculty from various Charles University faculties and institutes. Founded in 1348 by the Czech King Charles IV, CU is the oldest university in Central Europe. It has 17 schools, 3 institutes, 4,000 teaching/research staff, and 42,400 enrolled students.

You can choose from the following three CIEE program options in Prague:

Location: Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is called the Hundred-towered City.  Click here for more information about the city.

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

Students will participate in two summer sessions of 4 weeks each, and will have the option to add on a third session for an additional 4 weeks. Students may do Sessions I + II, II + III or all three sessions, and should note classes offered in each session when picking.

Summer classes are for CIEE students only and are taught in English. Classes are scheduled Monday-Thursday, with varied weekly structure, i.e., in different weeks the classes may be in session for a different number of days per week.

Classes are taught in a standard setting of small groups of 15-20 students. In addition to in-class instruction, students can benefit from field trips, guest teachers, and other co-curricular events designed to supplement the course content and enhance student’s firsthand experience.

To see more about courses that will be offered, visit the CIEE website. 


Explore more of the region with excursions. Destinations change annually, and have included

  • Terezín (Theresienstadt), former Jewish ghetto and Nazi concentration camp.
  • Sychrov, home of a beautiful neo-Gothic castle and famous gothic fortress built in Roman times.
  • Litomerice, where the Ploskovice castle and historical structures date back to the 13th century.
  • Karlovy Vary, a noted spa town.
  • Plzen, home of Europe’s second largest synagogue, the Pilsner Urquell brewery, and the George Patton Museum.

Make your visit official by traversing the Charles Bridge, constructed to cross the Vltava River in 1357.


Housing is included in the study abroad program fee. Students have the option to choose between a homestay, apartment, or a residence hall. Breakfast and dinner are included in the homestay.

It’s important for students to be aware that commuting is part of daily life in Prague, and the location of most apartments requires daily use of public transportation. It is common for the student commute, including public transportation and walking, to take up to 30 minutes one way. A transportation pass is included in the program fees.

More information about housing options can be found on the CIEE website. 

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.

The program and housing fees include tuition, housing, orientation, local transportation pass, and excursions. Depending on housing choice, some meals may be included. 

The costs below are for two 4-week sessions. Students interested in attending three sessions should speak with their study abroad advisor about the fees and expenses.

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

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $5,593.00
Study Abroad Fee $609.00
Housing $2,400.00
Insurance $197.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,000.00
Local Transportation $45.00
Books and Supplies $75.00
Meals $614.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $280.00
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 Summer Programs Mar 1

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