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USAC Studies in the Czech Republic

Fast Facts

Sessions Offered:

Fall, Spring, Summer, Academic Year


Prague, Czech Republic




Minimum eligibility requirements include a 2.5 grade point average (4.0 scale) and permission of the UI Czech Republic study abroad advisor.

Application Due:

Spring: 9/24
Fall & Academic Year: 3/14
Summer: 3/4

Program Cost:

Click the Application tab.

View of Prague

This semester, academic year or summer program offers students the opportunity to enroll in courses in a variety of disciplines related to Czech, Central and Eastern European studies at Charles University. No prior Czech language study is required, and most classes are taught in English.

Academic Program

The program is administered by the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC), of which the University of Iowa is a member. UI students earn resident credit.

Students take an intensive two-week beginning Czech langauge course plus longer courses taught in English in a variety of disciplines. An internship may be available to students who have a 3.0 GPA or above and at least junior standing. An optional field study course to Vienna and Budapest is also offered.

Program Dates

Students can study on this program for a semester, academic year or summer session. Check with the Study Abroad office for specific dates for your intended session.

Typical session dates are:

Fall: Late August to mid-December

Spring: Mid-January to mid-May

Summer Session I: Mid-May to mid-June

Summer Session II: Mid-June to mid-July

Charles University

The USAC study center is located at the Charles University Institute of Language and Preparatory Studies. Charles University was founded in 1348.


Prague is an open textbook of modern and traditional literature, art and culture surrounded by the remarkable architecture of its walls, castles and frescoes.

Living Arrangements

USAC students are housed in apartment buildings in central Prague.

Travel Arrangements

A group flight is arranged for this program.


Minimum eligibility requirements include a 2.5 grade point average (4.0 scale) and permission of the UI Czech Republic study abroad advisor.


Check with the Czech Republic study abroad advisor in 1111 University Capitol Centre for current details about the cost of participation. The published USAC program fees plus UI study abroad administrative fees apply.

Financial aid and scholarships received to attend the University of Iowa can often be applied toward the program cost. Eligible program participants are also encouraged to apply for merit, need-based, and/or Diversity Ambassador scholarships awarded by Study Abroad. Please visit our scholarships web site for more information.

How to Apply

Before starting an application for this program, students must meet with their study abroad advisor to discuss their program selection and receive information about supplemental materials that are required for an application. Appointments can be set up in person at 1111 UCC or over the phone at 319-335-0353.

After meeting with your advisor, click here to apply.

Application Deadline

Spring Semester: September 24, Fall Semester and Yearlong: March 14, Summer Sessions: March 4.

Acceptance Packet

The following item should be returned to Study Abroad, along with the Confirmation of Participation by
April 14, 2014:

PDFMedical self-assessment

The following items should be READ and kept for your records:

PDFPayment and Withdrawal Policy

PDFUI Financial Aid Information

Health Insurance Information