Study in Prague!
The Prague program is ideal for students interested in studying and living in an extraordinary medieval city. Prague is an open textbook of modern and traditional literature, art, architecture, and culture enclosed in the beautiful scenery of the city, including its walls, castles, and frescoes. This program includes at least two one-day field trips and an optional 1-credit Vienna and Budapest Field Study course that represent exceptional opportunities to discover the cultural and historical richness of Prague and Central Europe. Prague experiences all four seasons that are typical for Central Europe—colorful falls with harvest festivals, quiet winters with traditional customs and winter sports, fresh springs with blossoming flowers filling Prague’s parks, and warm summers with outdoor festivals.
LocationPrague, rich in history, has existed for more than a millennium. Old and new features of the city form a unity of styles not seen anywhere else. You may see its beauty from the hills around the city, from old bridges and steamer ships on the Vltava River, and even from rowboats. With its narrow curved streets, marvelous courtyards and green parks that make up 30% of downtown, Prague is a city for those who love to walk or ride a bike.
- Fall Semester: Late August to Mid December
- Spring Semester: Mid January to Early May
- Summer Semester I: Late May to Late June
- Summer Semester II: Late June to Late July
USAC students are placed in apartment buildings located in central Prague. One building is in a quiet part of the Old Town near the former convent of St. Agnes and the famous Astronomical Clock on the Old Town Square while another is located across the street from the Karlin Musical Theatre and the Prague Main Bus Station Florenc.
Program CostsPaid to Appalachian State
|1USAC Tuition||See USAC||See USAC|
|2OIED Program Development Fee||$200||$200|
|Intl Health Dev Fee||$60||$60|
2The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.
Estimated Additional Costs
|Housing||$1600||$320||Included in Program Fee|
|USAC Application Fee||$100||$100||$100|
|USAC Confirmation Deposit||$500||$500||$500|
|Airfare||$1200 - $1800||$1200 - $1800||$600 - $1200|
|2Personal Expenses||$800 - $1200||$1200 - $2000||$200 - $400|
|Meals||$1200 - $1800||$2400 - $3600||$350 - $450|
|Books and Materials||$40||$80||$25|
|Local Transportation||$50 - $150||$100 - $220||$20 - $30|
|Visa (for US Citizens)||$150||$150||$0|
|3Appalachian Student Health Insurance||$1110||$2220||NA|
|4Personal Travel and Spending||$500 - $800||$1000 - $1600||$200 - $400|
3Students are encouraged to maintain a US based health insurance plan while abroad (to exempt out of AppState insurance students must follow the App exemption process - proving that they have insurance coverage for the entirety of the semester.
4Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.
Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.
The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.
USAC offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $1000.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000.
Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.
Students can study for one semester, a full year, or during the summer which consists of two 4-week sessions, which can be combined for an 8-week session. You choose from a wide range of courses with a focus on Central Europe and the Czech Republic and may take courses in politics, literature, history, business, psychology, sociology, and the arts. Semester or yearlong students will also learn the basics of the Czech language in a two-week Czech intensive course offered at the beginning of each semester.
For more information about the courses and structure of the program please visit the USAC Prague website.
All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the USAC Heredia program will be required to enroll in 12-18 credits per semester and 3-9 credits for the summer. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.
How to ApplyApplications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.
Students applying to a USAC program should complete the USAC application while also completing the Appalachian application.
For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||OIED Approval Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Fall Semester||2020||02/17/2020 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Academic Year||2020-2021||02/17/2020 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Summer||2020||03/16/2020 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Spring Semester||2021||09/15/2020 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.