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Program Description:

CET Prague
Prague Center

CET Prague is a program for students who want to experience the beauty, romance and history of old Europe. Students choose an academic concentration in Jewish Studies, Central European Studies or Business and Economics, each with its own unique core course. Students also take Czech language and elective courses taught in English in disciplines such as history, psychology, economics, Jewish studies, literature, art and architecture, film, international relations, popular culture and service-learning. Course-related excursions deepen students’ connection with Prague and Central Europe. The CET center is in the heart of Prague, a short walk from the famous Wenceslas Square. The neighborhood features countless restaurants, cafés, museums, movie theaters and stores.

Program Details

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • SU required course load: 12-19 credits for undergraduate students
  • No language prerequisite

Program Calendar
Fall Semester: late August to mid-December
Spring Semester: late January to mid-May

Each concentration offers a core course. Jewish Studies students take Modern History of the Jews in East Central Europe; Central European Studies students take Political and Cultural History of East Central Europe in the 20th Century; and Business and Economics students take European Economies in Transition. Students in all three concentrations take Czech language (offered at all levels). In addition, students choose three electives. Offered in association with the Charles University Faculty of Humanities, courses are taught in English by seasoned faculty and held at CET’s center in Prague. Courses and grades will be posted to your academic record and factored into your overall GPA at SU. 

For a list of courses pre-approved for SU credit, please click on the "Courses Offered" link at the top of this page. There is no guarantee courses on the list will be offered during your semester abroad, so please refer to the World Partner website for the most up-to-date course offerings. If you want to take a course that is not already approved, Syracuse Abroad will assist in obtaining approval from the appropriate SU academic department.

Besides your course work, you will participate in trips and excursions through this program. Students from all three concentrations take part in a traveling seminar around Central Europe. Local excursions may include guided visits to Prague Castle, the Jewish Quarter, the Czech Parliament and Radio Free Europe.

You are housed with fellow CET students and local students in an apartment in a Czech residential building. Apartments are fully furnished, with washing machines, equipped kitchens, and Wifi. As a modern European city, Prague has an extensive and efficient public transportation system. CET provides students with transportation passes for the semester, allowing you to ride the trains, buses, and trams for free. Housing, not meal cost, is included in the program fee. Students dine in Prague’s many eateries, or cook for themselves at home.

Students are required to have a student visa in order to enter the country. CET provides assistance with the visa application process and requires that you have a valid passport at the time of applying.

Program Cost
You will pay SU tuition and can apply all SU financial aid except work-study. A program fee which you pay to SU includes housing, study trips, excursions and activities in and around Prague, transportation pass, cell phone for duration of program, medical insurance, visa fees, pre-departure meeting, International Student ID card and services not covered by tuition and for which a separate fee is not charged.  For program fee and further explanation of costs, please see the financial planning budget here: CET Prague Jewish Studies Budget 2015-2016.pdf.

Cara Hardy, Counselor,

Apply Now
Applying to this program requires completion of both the Syracuse Abroad and the CET application by the due date.

Please note: due to the limited number of spaces in this program, it is possible for a program to reach maximum enrollment before the application due date.

Syracuse University

  • Complete the CET application. Check the CET website for the application deadline. 
  • Follow instructions from CET for supplemental documents and visa application materials.

CET Academic Programs

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 08/22/2018 12/20/2018
NOTE: Dates are tentative and subject to change.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.