Prague, Czech Republic

I learned more about myself in four months in a different country that I have in my last three years of college because I was forced completely out of my comfort zone. Self-reliance and independence are natural by-products of living in a foreign culture for an extended period of time, making it virtually impossible not to grow as a person.

Halle Morgan
Grove City College

Participant in Prague, Czech Republic


Program Calendars

Prague, Czech Republic | 2017 Spring

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2015 Early Admission Period Begins
September 1, 2016 Position Hold Refund Deadline | Regular Admission Period Begins
November 1 Application Deadline
December 1 Balance Due Deadline
December 26 Cancellation Deadline
Program Dates
January 14, 2017 Departure from the US on optional group flight
January 15 Arrival in Prague required by 6 pm
Move into housing
Evening orientation
City tour
Welcome dinner
January 16 Mandatory orientation
Two-week Czech intensive course begins
January 23 Spring courses begin
February 10 Field trip—Lindava Glassworks and Liberec
March 20 - 24 Spring break
March 31 - April 4 Optional Tour/Field Study to Vienna, Budapest, and Central Europe
April 7 Field trip—Terezín, Lidice, and Mělník
April 21 Field trip—Kutná Hora
May 3 Courses end
May 4 - 5 Final examinations
May 5 Program end date
May 6 Move out of housing (noon checkout)
Open return Students establish their own date of return

See Ready to Apply for additional information about the application process and Money Matters for more details regarding payment and cancellation deadlines.

USAC reserves the right to make adjustments to fees or deadlines at any time. If a program fills earlier than anticipated, USAC may move up the position hold payment deadline date to secure students’ placement in the program.

Occasionally dates need to be changed or field trips modified. Refer back to this calendar often for the most current dates.

Quick Details

2017-18 App. Cycle

Spring: Open

2018-19 App. Cycle

Application opens 9/1:

Summer I (5 weeks)

Summer II (4 weeks)

Summer I & II (9 weeks)



Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



U.S. Credit

Program Capacity

75 students