Prague Study Abroad Program
About Reimagining Europe
What Reimagining Europe has to offer
What is the academic structure of Reimagining Europe?
Do I take courses only within my learning community?
Is there a required course?
Will I have the opportunity to study the Czech language beyond the Survival Czech course?
Is there a required course?
What is a Professional Development Project?
What is Exploring Community & Culture in a Global Context?
How many courses will I take?
What if I need to take a required course?
What courses am I eligible to take?
Below are the electives available in each learning community. Click on the course title to view a PDF of the syllabus.
Cybersecurity, Cryptography and Financial Crime
Experimental and Creative Media
Global Business and Leadership
Human Resources and Multicultural Organizational Practices
Information Technology and Innovation
Course preference form
What are the registration conditions?
Traditional academic calendars in the Czech Republic extend into January. However, IFSA-Butler students will take alternative assessments before the program end date in December, and will not be required to stay in January.
After you have returned to the U.S., your home university will receive a Butler University transcript with the grades and credits you earned at Prague College. The Butler University transcript will report the equivalent U.S. semester credit hours and letter grades. We also will send an official transcript to your permanent address.
Is my housing included in the program fee?
Where will I live?
When will I receive my housing assignment?
Do I have to pay a housing deposit?
Can I arrange my own housing?
Population: 1.3 million
Dates & Fees
Do not make plans for spring break until after you have completed your course registration form on site, confirmed which spring break will apply for you and verified that you do not have any other courses meeting during the week.
Academic Year and Fall Payments Due: July 1
Program Fee Bills
Personal Cost Estimates
The above numbers are general estimates of expenses during a program abroad and are estimates based on past students' experiences at the current exchange rate. We recommend taking into account your current spending habits, the cost of living in your host country and the current exchange rate. Your IFSA-Butler program advisor can be helpful as you attempt to work on a personal budget for your experience abroad. Rates are current as of December 2016. They do not include any entertainment or vacation travel costs.
Meals are estimated based on the cost of a weekly standard grocery shop with one or two meals out. If you plan to eat out once a day or more, we recommend using a higher estimate. If you have dietary restrictions or follow a specific diet (gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, organic, etc), you may also wish to budget more due to the higher cost of specialty food items.
Student Visa: U.S. citizens studying in the Czech Republic for more than 90 days need to apply for a visa. Detailed instructions regarding Czech visas will be sent to all students upon acceptance.
Personal Miscellaneous: Covers general expenses of college life, including course supplies, photocopying, toiletries, snacks, personal care, etc.
Commuting: Estimates are for transportation between housing and university. Transportation for personal or recreational purposes is not included in the above estimates.
Meet Your IFSA-Butler Team
IFSA-Butler has a dedicated team of staff who are here to help students prepare for their program in Prague:
Program Advisor Nikki Bruckmann assists with the application process and is here to answer program, cultural and academic questions before departure. Nikki can be reached at the email link above or at 800-858-0229, extn. 4257. Nikki studied abroad as an undergrad. Being completely inspired by the personal impact of her experience, Nikki continued to work for the program as a service learning assistant, preparing students for their predeparture and assisting them while abroad. After graduation, Nikki spent a year living and working abroad and returned home to obtain her masters in Social and Cultural Anthropology. Nikki is passionate about higher education, culture and study abroad.
Student & Parent Services Manager Donnetta Spears is available to both students and parents for travel questions and information. Donnetta has worked with IFSA-Butler since 2000, and she has traveled through parts of Europe, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand. As the mother of 4 college students (including one who studied abroad on an IFSA-Butler program), she has a deep understanding of the ins-and-outs of study abroad from a parent perspective. Donnetta can be reached at the email link above or at 317-940-4252.
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Summer ProgramIFSA-Butler also offers a summer option in Prague. Students will explore Europe in transition through coursework, co-curricular activities and partnerships with local businesses. Click here to learn more.