Study abroad in the Czech Republic this summer.

Study abroad in the Czech Republic this summer.

Czech Republic

Prague: The Idea of Central Europe

May 23 – June 24, 2023 (five weeks)

Prague is a spectacular European city that calls itself “the spiritual crossroads of Europe.” For centuries, Prague was home to Europe’s Holy Roman emperors and Austro-Hungarian royalty. During the Cold War, Prague’s complicated fate was was emblematic of the communist era in Soviet-controlled Czechoslovakia. A “Velvet Revolution” in 1989 ended decades of communist rule, and launched a playwright-philosopher with a love of punk rock into the Presidency of a newly independent Czechoslovakia. Today, Prague is one of the most popular destination cities in Europe, for good reason: it dazzles visitors with its architectural splendor, its free-spirited, bohemian temperament, and its distinctly Czech culture of innovation and resilience. While Prague will provide the home base, this program also includes field trips to places tourists never go. Coursework will explore topics such as democratization, immigration, nationalism, and many others. Students take two courses for a total of two units on the program.


LLC 397: The Idea of Central Europe
1 unit

RHCS 105: Media, Culture, & Identity (FSSA)
1 unit

Students take two courses for a total of two units; Both courses will be designed to take advantage of the city of Prague itself, with frequent museum, memorial, and architectural excursions throughout. Both courses also involve guided readings and discussion-based, interactive classes, as well as hands-on research assignments that are designed to get you out into the cultural, economic, and social life of the places to be visited.

Faculty Leader

Dr. Timothy Barney
Timothy Barney, Faculty Leader

Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Communication Studies

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Cost & Program Information


Costs are approximate, do not include airfare, and are subject to change without notice as a result of fluctuations in currency values and other factors.

Scholarship Assistance: UR students are eligible to apply for the Holt Summer Study Abroad Scholarship. Selected recipients will receive approximately $2,000 toward the cost of an approved UR Summer Study Abroad program.

Students who anticipate needing additional financial aid should contact the Office of Financial Aid and/or the Program Leader about external funding opportunities. Many external scholarships have early deadlines (e.g. in December or January), so students are encouraged to begin this process as early as possible.


Program participants are housed in apartments with other UR students. Housing is located within a 20-minute walk of the classroom building.

What's included?
  • Shared housing in well-managed apartment units in city center, featuring full kitchen and wireless internet access
  • On-site oversight by UR faculty leader and program assistant
  • Orientation
  • 24-hour on-call emergency support
  • Faculty-led field trips and excursions both within the city and beyond, including transit tickets
Activities & Excursions

Day trips in Prague and the surrounding area as well as longer excursions in the region.

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Application Deadline

February 15, 2023

Apply online through Gateway Abroad, our study abroad application portal.

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