Geography FSP PraguePrague, Czech Republic
Program At a Glance
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
The Geography Department offers a foreign study program in Prague, Czech Republic. Courses are taught on the campus of Charles University with faculty and lecturers drawn from the University and Dartmouth faculty affiliated with Geography. 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 increase 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. 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.
THE STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE
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 GEOG | 81 and GEOG | 82.
Students will share apartments, each containing two bathrooms and two beds per bedroom.
A culturally rich city of about 1.3 million people, Prague is re-emerging as the cosmopolitan hub of Central Europe, with concerts, opera and theater. Situated in the heart of Europe, Prague is only a few hours away from other cultural centers such as Vienna, Warsaw, Berlin, and Budapest.
There will be a number of excursions in and around Prague and further afield in the Czech Republic as part of the program. There will also be at least one overnight or extended trip during the term.
For more information, please see the department website.
"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
Financing Your Program
Tuition and Fees
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.