Study Abroad in Prague
Prague boasts one of the world’s most pristine and varied collections of architecture, from Gothic to Renaissance, Baroque, Neo-Classical, Art Nouveau, Cubist and Ultra-Modern. Some of the most well-known sights that you will have the opportunity to visit include Old Town Square in Prague (a market square since the 11th century), Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, Vyšehrad Castle ruins, Charles Bridge, the Jewish Quarter and Wenceslas Square. You can also enjoy listening to Anton Dvorak’s “New World Symphony” in one of the many concert halls around the city.
Included in the program, is a day trip to Česky Krumlov, with its Old Town almost encircled by the Vltava River, Česky Krumlov is a jewel of historical architecture in southern Bohemia. The town castle has preserved its medieval center as no other town in the region and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Most of the architecture of the old town and castle region dates from the 14th to 17th centuries. The town’s structures are primarily in Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles. Also included are two nights for all classes in Vienna, Austria, except for the Holocaust Studies which will travel to Krakow, Poland. In Vienna, classes will visit the Künst Historische Museum and Akademie der bildenden Künst. The Introduction to Holocaust Studies class will tour Auschwitz and Birkenau.
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Classes meet in the morning and/or afternoons in New York University classrooms in Prague, leaving time every day and weekends to fully appreciate the delightful Czech cultural highlights – music, art, architecture, and friendship. The Czech Republic is geographically situated in the center of Europe. Czechs like to think of their country as “the bridge between East and West.” Bordering Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Austria, the country has always been an important crossroad.
The City of Prague is also known as the “City of 100 Spires.” Its compact medieval center remains an evocative maze of cobbled lanes, ancient courtyards, mysterious passages and churches beyond number, all watched over by a 1000 year-old castle. Prague was one of the few European cities relatively untouched during the world wars, allowing its historic architecture to stay true to form. Prague is a traditional cultural center of Europe, hosting many festivals and concerts.
The dates of the 2015 Prague Program are June 1-30. In country classes will take place at GateWay on June 1-4. The June 4 session will be an all class Prague meeting. Departure to the Czech Republic is June 8 arriving in Prague June 9. Departure is June 30.
The total program cost is $2699. (Airfare, meals and $15 college enrollment fee not included.) Partial scholarships are available.
Program fee includes:
- Tuition for one 3-credit course
- Lodging for entire stay in Prague
- Excursion to Česky Krumlov
- Weekly cultural activities
- Unlimited pass for bus, tram or metro within Prague
- Farewell dinner and river cruise
- Presentations and guest lectures by scholars living in Prague
- Student medical insurance
- Entrance fees and guided tours of selected Prague sites including Prague Castle, Wenceslas Square, Old Town Square, Jewish Quarter and other sites in the Czech Republic
- Transportation and lodging for five nights in Berlin, Germany
Classes being offered by GateWay Community College are 3 credit courses.
- ARH 102 - Art History - Renaissance to Contemporary
- ART 142 - Introduction to Digital Photography
- HUM 245 - Introduction to Holocaust Studies
- POS 210 - Political Ideologies
- WST 100 - Women's Studies: Women in Eastern European Societies
Anyone interested in finding out more about Study Abroad in Prague can attend one of the sessions listed below. All sessions are located on the GateWay campus. Location to be determined.
- Thursday, September 25 from 6-7 p.m.
- Tuesday, October 21 from 6-7 p.m.
- Monday, November 24 from 3-4 p.m.
- Wednesday, January 21 from 6-7 p.m.
- Thursday, February 26 from 6-7 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 25 from 3-4 p.m.