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Charles University (Partner)
Prague, Czech Republic (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Spring
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Restrictions: UM applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Majors & Minors:
Computer Science, Economics, Education, English, Finance, Health and Human Performance, History, Irish Studies, Law, Liberal Studies, Linguistics, Mathematics, Music Education, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Sociology
Language of Instruction:
English
Language Requirement:
None
Minimum GPA:
2.8
Program Description:
Charles University

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Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, was founded in 1348 by the Czech King and Roman Emperor Charles IV.  Distinguished alumni of Charles University include Albert Einstein and Johannes Kepler.  Today, the University has over 42,000 students and is regarded as one of the Czech Republic’s oldest and finest institutions.

Academics
Every faculty offers a variety of courses and seminars, mostly in English. Faculties present the lists of courses on their websites:
 Faculty of Arts http://www2.ff.cuni.cz/FF-945.html
Faculty of Humanities http://fhs.cuni.cz/FHSENG-350.html
Faculty of Social Sciences http://fsveng.fsv.cuni.cz/FSVEN-420.html
Faculty of Education http://it.pedf.cuni.cz/socrates/index.php?lang=en
Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Kralove http://www.faf.cuni.cz/Foreign/LLP/


Please note that only the CU faculties listed above participate in the Partner Exchange Program. Important: The courses should be chosen at one faculty and most of them from the offerings of a specific department (usually in accordance with the student’s major) within the corresponding faculty. 

Visit CU’s Information system to search additional course listings:   https://is.cuni.cz/eng/studium/predmety/index.php?KEY=Az1


Housing & Meals
Accommodation arrangements are determined by the individual academic faculties at Charles. Some faculties provide UM students with a stipend to cover housing and meal costs. Other faculties arrange university housing and provide meal stipends for exchange students.  Students typically live in double-occupancy rooms with a shared kitchen and bathroom.  Single rooms are not available.  Bed linens are provided but cooking utensils and towels are not. 

Cost Information
Exchange students pay their tuition, room, and board to UM.  Students are charged for a double room and all-campus meal plan at UM.  UM financial aid can be applied towards tuition, living and travel expenses while on this program.     
 
Credit Transfer
Students will register for their classes upon arrival at Charles University.  Charles University uses the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).  Students should enroll in 30 ECTS credits per semester which is equivalent to 15 UM credits.  The minimum full-time load at Charles University is 24 ECTS. 

Program Dates
Semester 1: late September to late February; 
Semester 2: late February to July


Fast Facts
Exchange levels: undergraduate, graduate
Language of instruction: English, Czech
Language Requirement:  none
University website: http://www.cuni.cz/UKENG-1.html
Length of  exchange: semester or year


Prague at a Glance
Population
1,300,000

Climate
Warm summers, mild winters;  moderate precipitation

Proximity to
Berlin: 215 miles
Vienna: 190 miles
Munich: 240 miles
Budapest: 330 miles

Prague, Czech Republic
The City

Prague, often called Golden Prague, is a city that doesn’t require an introduction.  One of the world's most famous cities, it is regarded as the ‘Architectural Jewel’ of Europe, and some say it is the continent’s most beautiful city.
Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is situated in Central Bohemia on the Vltava River in the heart of Europe.  The city is steeped in history and the architecture of Prague reflects this.  The city is famous for it’s architectural gems, which have remained intact for over 600 years despite enduring World War II, and 40 years under communist power.     
In addition to it’s period architecture, Prague boasts gourmet restaurants,  numerous museums, boutiques and shopping centers, and a thriving night life. 
Prague is also a cultural and artistic epicenter and it attracts tourists, artists, and writers, who come to Golden Prague to witness the city’s beauty, and it’s numerous events and festivals.  Students are also drawn here, because of Charles University and it’s reputation as one of the region’s finest institutions.
Prague truly lives up to its reputation of one of Europe’s best cities.


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 09/12/2015 09/21/2015 02/15/2016 06/30/2016
Academic Year 2016-2017 01/29/2016 01/29/2016 TBA TBA
Spring 2017 05/02/2016 05/16/2016 TBA TBA