CET: Prague Central European Studies OR Jewish Studies
Prague, Czech Republic (Outgoing Program)
Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and the country’s largest city. Prague has a population of 1.2 million residents. It is nicknamed the City of One Hundred Spires because of the ample number of towers that define the city’s skyline. Here you will find some of the most beautiful examples of medieval, gothic, renaissance, baroque, neoclassical, nouveau, and cubist architecture. Not to mention Prague offers a wide range of riverside parks, museums, clubs and bars. Some of the must-sees in Prague include the Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge. Once you are in Prague, it will not take you too long to understand why it is considered one of the best cities in Europe.
In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the CET website.
Students will take one core class (Modern History of the Jews in East Central Europe, OR Political & Cultural History of East Central Europe in the 20th Century), three elective classes, a Traveling seminar, and a Czech language class. Electives include: Jewish studies, history, art history, film, political science, popular culture, and literature. All electives are taught in English. Students may participate in service-learning in lieu of an elective. Students provide service to a local organization. An accompanying service-learning course contextualizes the service work and provides opportunities for reflection and discussion.
The Traveling Seminar: Interactions in Central Europe will be taken during excursions throughout Central Europe. The course merges readings and discussions with the sites that you will be visiting during the trip. Language classes are available for beginners to advanced speakers.
You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to CET and Rutgers University. That means you will need to take at least 16 credits while abroad. The credit translation system between CET and Rutgers University is 1:1, meaning a 3-credit course at CET will also be a 3-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript. You will receive 1-3 credits per class taken with CET. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.
For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.
Fall Semester: Late August – Mid-December
Spring Semester: Late January – Late May
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the CET web page.
*All dates are subject to change. Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by CET and the academic dates have been confirmed.
Accommodations and Meals
Students will share apartments with other CET students and Czech roommates. Each apartment has a full kitchen. Apartments are centrally located and typically a 20-minute commute to the CET center.
You are responsible for you own meals. Vegetarian cuisine and kosher food are available in Prague.
Program Cost: 2016-2017
For more information about the additional Non-Billable Expenses please click on the Budget Sheet links near the top of this page.
For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid and Tuition Remission please visit the Finances section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Rutgers Study Abroad withdrawal policy.
Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.
Center for Global Education Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer. Applications will be released to students after their acceptance and are reviewed on a first-completed basis. For more information please visit the Scholarship section of our website.
Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant. For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.
CET CIC-Partner Scholarships ($1000) - Available to Rutgers students accepted to the CET Prague program. Funding will be sent directly to the student by CET.
Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.