Veritas Christian Study Abroad in Prague, Czech Republic 

Known as a "symphony in stone," Prague's many curiosities date back over 1,000 years making it one of the most intriguing cities in Europe. This city is a living museum and possesses architectural preservation like no other place in the world. Prague has risen to make an extraordinary name for itself upon the fall of the Iron Curtain and welcomes you to discover its captivating, everyday wonders.

Prague rests along the banks of the Vltava River, and has been the political, cultural, and economic hot-spot of Central and Eastern Europe for over 1000 years. Since 1992, Prague has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and for good reason: The city is an unaltered, hands-on museum, full of famous theaters and opera houses, open parks with political protest history, and centuries-old buildings converted into late-night discothèques. The galling years of communist rule linger in the minds of Czechs, and striking up conversation on the subject brings out a history and culture lesson that could only be learned from the source itself.

Prague boasts a burgeoning scene of rock and roll and live jazz as well as classical concerts for you to enjoy. Gaze in awe as you take in a showing of Mozart's Don Giovanni, watched in the original theatre where the opera premiered some 200 years ago. Take tours of the Prague Castle, Franz Kafka's house or any one of the many museums that dot the city. Chow down on delicious Czech goulash, spicy sausage from the street vendor, or treat yourself to a traditional Czech dinner of fried cheese and cherry sauce dumplings. Relax with classmates in beautiful gardens or take a day trip to countryside wineries or castles. Whether you're a history buff, architect geek or eclectic music hound, there's a piece of Prague waiting for you.

 

Charles University & University of Economics Prague

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Language requirement: NONE (open to all levels)

Program Highlights

Academic Overview

Semester Programs (Spring, Fall & Academic Year)

Students are required to maintain full-time student status during their programs, including:

  • One Veritas course: Global Missions Perspectives required
    • (45 contact hours/3 semester credits; taught by Veritas professor)
  • International Missions/Service-Learning Practicum required
    • (1-3 semester credits; facilitated by Veritas Mission Mentor)
  • Other courses at the Charles University or University of Economics to maintain full-time student status

Summer Programs

Students will enroll in the following at Charles University (UEP not available):

  • Two courses at Charles University required
  • International Missions/Service-Learning Practicum required
    • (1 semester credit; facilitated by Veritas Mission Mentor)

Academic Credit

Credits earned may vary according to the policies of the student's home institution. For visa regulations, and according to Veritas Christian Study Abroad policy, students must maintain full-time enrollment status for the duration of the program as determined by their home institution.

 

Visa

Students may be required to obtain a student visa and should inquire with the corresponding consulate.