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The geography foreign study is situated at Charles University in Prague. Prague emerged relatively unscathed from World War II and the Cold War and offers an array of stunning architecture from many periods including Romanesque, Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque. Founded in 1348, Charles University is one of the oldest universities in the world and has a 35-member Department of Social Geography.
Prague was selected to ensure that the foreign study program increases the involvement of Dartmouth students and faculty in understanding the ongoing economic, political, environmental, and social transformations occurring throughout post-Communist Central and Eastern Europe.
Geography 47: The Czech Republic in the New Europe (in English, by Charles University faculty).
Geography 81: Social and Physical Landscapes of the Czech Republic (jointly taught by the Dartmouth professor and Charles University faculty).
Geography 82: Independent Study in Czechia (independent study guided by the Dartmouth professor).
The program will be preceded by an orientation period that includes an intensive program in basic conversational Czech. Structured excursions will be central to the research in both Geography 81 and Geography 82.
Students will share apartments containing single beds, two beds per bedroom, with a large social area and two bathrooms per apartment. Students will have their own sleeping space – no shared beds. Linen and towels are provided, and room cleaning will occur once per week. Each apartment has Internet access, a fully stocked kitchen with pots, pans and dishes, as well as living and dining room furniture.
Prague is a culturally rich city of about 1.3 million people, with relatively inexpensive concerts, opera and theater, is re-emerging as the cosmopolitan hub of Central Europe. Situated in the heart of Europe, Prague is only a few hours away from other cultural centers such as Vienna, Warsaw, Berlin, and Budapest.
"Live, learn, travel!" -Geography FSP Prague participant
"Studying abroad is a great experience that I would reccommend to everyone at Dartmouth." -Geography FSP Prague participant
The fees charged by the College for a Dartmouth-sponsored off-campus term of study include regular tuition charges for a term at Dartmouth, service fees, as well as the specific costs established for each off-campus study locale. In many programs, the room and board costs tend to be higher than for a term in Hanover. You can view a budget sheet for each program by clicking on the appropriate term. The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.
In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term. Assistance is available to meet extra costs associated with off-campus programs, including airfare. Half of any extra cost is met with additional Dartmouth scholarship; loan assistance is offered for the other half. Loan assistance is also offered to replace the employment that would normally be included in an on-campus term. Although financial aid recipients are given aid to cover all of the required costs of the program, students are responsible for purchasing their own plane ticket and, on some programs, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition.