2016 is the 22nd year that The University of New Orleans has conducted the Prague Summer Seminars. The program offers an array of courses from the Arts to Social Sciences and Humanities. The faculty teaching these seminars are familiar with international travel, are comfortable teaching in an international setting, and seize the opportunity to adapt the specific subject matter of their courses to the enriching environment of Prague, the Czech Republic, and Central Europe.
The program director accompanies the program and staffs an office on location. She is available on-site to facilitate participants and faculty and help with the logistics of the program. The academic director also is available to assist student and faculty with questions regarding course work, accreditation, and other academic issues. Several Czech speakers are also available to assist with language skills! The participants of the Prague Summer Seminars come from all over the U.S. as well as from the Czech Republic and other countries. This program - due to its wealth of courses and the attractiveness of its setting - has traditionally welcomed a wide range of 'students,' from the undergraduate to the adult learner. Often the most memorable experiences of our participants are the exchanges and interactions with their peers and teachers, in class as well as in the pub, the dorm, the cafe... and the friendships formed on this program are often lasting. Living and studying in Prague for four weeks, immersing yourself in the culture, getting to know your Czech hosts, fellow students, and teachers will certainly leave you with a lasting impression and good understanding of this city, country, and culture.
To better understand what's available on our program take a look at our 2016 calendar, here.
The first step is to apply online. Once accepted to the program, each student enrolls in two courses and earns six credit hours. For a list of the courses offered, please go to our courses page. If you are not a UNO student, all credits can be transferred to your home institution. Note: it is your responsibility to verify with your advisor and/or department that the credits you take in Prague can be applied to your curriculum or course of study. If you are not currently enrolled in a college or university, but still want to participate, you can enroll as a non-degree seeking student as long as you meet the admission requirements of the University of New Orleans. You will need to fill out a university application and send in a transcript (see application form).
The program fees (excluding airfare) cover:
- Dorm-style housing in double or triple room
- Tuition and university fees for six credit hours (2 courses)
- Application fee
- Travel health insurance
- Airport pick-up on 1st day of program
- Guided city tour
- Some class and program excursions
- Opening reception and closing party
- Culture series including walking tours, lectures, films, dinners etc.
- 2 full-time staff
- Public transportation pass for Prague
- Credit transfer fee
Some single rooms may be available at extra cost, depending on date of application (see Fees and Housing)
Fees and services included may be subject to change.
2013 participants on Charles Bridge
Classes will meet for approximately two hours a day per course, Monday through Friday. This schedule leaves weekends for optional field trips, individual travel, and personal discoveries or time off. During the week, there will be other planned activities such as lectures, film screenings, informal dinners, concerts, museum visits, short class excursions, etc., most of which will be optional.
Click here to see our 2016 calendar.
Highlight of the program?
"Everything, it has been an incredible experience. It is impossible to pick one thing."
-2012 Prague Summer Seminars Participant
The program uses space in the facilities of the Faculty of Social Sciences, a college within Charles University, one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Europe. The classroom building is very centrally located, along the banks of the Vltava River, with beautiful views over the river and to the Prague castle. The classrooms are modern, friendly, and comfortable. The building also houses the office for the Prague Summer Seminars during the summer. The classroom building is within easy access to the dorm using public transportation. Prague's oldest coffeehouse, the Cafe Slavia, is just next door to our classroom building, and the National Theater, Charles Bridge, and the Old Town are also very close.
For information on housing, please see our Fees-Housing page.
Participants are expected to make their own travel arrangements. Please keep in mind that the program starts on Tuesday, July 5th (arrival day) and ends on August 5th (departure day). You should not plan to arrive any earlier than July 5 unless you have made your own arrangements for housing. Please note: To arrive in Prague on July 5, you must leave the U.S. on July 4 (overnight flight).
We will provide transportation in the form of a shuttle-bus from the airport on Tuesday, July 5th until 7pm ONLY. If you arrive after 7pm, on any other day, or not at the airport, you will have to get to the dorm on your own. Further instructions on how to do so will be provided in the pre-departure guide. Please be sure to send us your flight information by filling out our online form (link to come soon).
We strongly recommend you consider purchasing insurance for trip cancellation and baggage loss. Please check with your travel agent for coverage and quotes.
For more information about Study in Prague with UNO,
please call 504.280.6388 or email us
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