FAU Summer in Prague


Program Description

Experience one of the most beautiful cities in the heart of Europe this summer! FAU has partnered with Anglo-American University (AAU) in Prague, Czech Republic to offer an FAU summer faculty-led study abroad program where students can choose from a variety of course offerings in the arts, history, politics, and more. Open to all FAU undergraduate students, the course offerings are topically current, and especially relevant to the region of Czechia. The program is supported and managed by FAU program leaders in Prague and courses are taught by AAU faculty on AAU campus. The campus is located in the historical center of Malá Strana in The Vrtbovský palace also known as the Thurn-Taxis Palace – named after the last noble family that used to occupy it. Full of chandeliers, sculptures and fairytale staircases, the palace supports the special atmosphere present at AAU. Students will have the unique opportunity to interact with faculty from AAU, FAU students, students from around the globe in class and through activities and excursions. The program also includes local activities specifically designed for the FAU group to enhance the study abroad experience. 

Program Dates and Deadlines:
Term Year Application Deadline
(or as space permits)
Start Date/Check-in End Date/Check-out
Summer 2024 March 18, 2024 Saturday, June 22, 2024 Sunday, July 14, 2024

Program fee payment deadline:
See details below in program cost section. Program fees cannot be deferred. Plan accordingly. 
Wilkes Honors College Students: This program has been approved to meet the WHC study abroad requirement. 

Information Sheet

Open to Open to all Undergraduate Students + approved to meet the WHC study abroad requirement. 
Language of Instruction English
Level of Study Undergraduate
Credit Offered FAU credits
Program Primary Subject Art, Culture, History, Political Science, Photography, and more!
Education Abroad Contact Brendan Richardson


Program Course Offerings:

  • EUH4957: Leadership Through the Ages (3 credits). 
    Learn about this course from CNU summer students studying abroad at AAU:
  • GEO4957: The Politics of Power (3 credits)
  • ARH4957: Prague Art And Architecture (3 credits)
  • ART2952: Digital Photography (3 credits) 
  • Studio Art in Practice (3 credits)

Course Eligibility & Requirements:

  • Students participating on the program must enroll in one of the 3 credit program course offerings to participate.
  • Students will register via their FAU student account and pay FAU tuition for the credits. Education Abroad will provide an update once course registration opens for the program.
  • Program course credit can apply towards students FAU summer credit requirement.

Program Eligibility & Requirement

  • Must have a 2.5 overall GPA at the time of application for undergraduate students
  • Must be in good academic standing at the time of application
  • Must be eligible to take FAU courses during the study abroad program term
  • See Policies & Procedures page for more information


Education Abroad Contact: Brendan Richardson 

Associate Director

Phone number: 561-297-3227



Travel Documentation

*Important notice* Passport processing times have changed. Review up-to-date details HERE.

Routine processing times can take 10-13 weeks, and expedited applications in 7-9 weeks. Processing times begin when your application is received by a passport agency or center, and do not include mailing times. It may take up to 2 weeks for your application to be received by passport agency, and up to 2 weeks for you to receive your completed passport after agency mails it to you. Therefore, you should add an additional 4 weeks to you passport application processing time. 

A valid passport is required for all international travel. If you are traveling anywhere abroad, you need a passport to board an international flight and to enter the country. Passport cards will not be accepted as form of I.D. You may be denied boarding if you travel with a passport that appears damaged or altered.

Some countries require that your passport be valid at least six months beyond the dates of your trip. Some airlines will not allow you to board if this requirement is not met. Check the Country Information to learn about entry and exit requirements for the country or countries in which you are traveling.  

If you are applying for a passport for the first time, you need to renew your passport, or you have any other passport questions, you can find information on the Travel.State.Gov website. In addition, several U.S. Embassies and Consulates provide information to assist applicants in collecting the documentation needed. For a list of Embassies, please visit U.S.


Prague is not only a beautifully well-preserved city with UNESCO-listed heritage sites, but it’s also rated one of the best overall cities for students. Apart from the historical sites, there are more than 80 Museums and Galleries, over 600 bars and Music clubs, and over 200 parks and recreational spaces and there is simply always something to do. It is also considered the 6th safest city in the world and is ranked among the top 5 cities worldwide for sustainable, reliable public transport with an easy-to-navigate network of buses, trams, and metros. Student will take courses at the beautiful campus of Anglo-American University, the 17th-century Thurn-Taxis Palace with original hand-painted ceilings, beautiful chandeliers, and a lovely courtyard, where participants can learn and relax. It is located in the picturesque historical center of Malá Strana, just across the river from Prague Old Town. In fact, you can reach it in a few minutes on foot by crossing the world-famous XIV century Charles Bridge.


Participants will be housed in centrally located apartments in a lively district of Holešovice (Prague 7) – one of the 10 coolest neighborhoods to live in Europe, according to the Guardian. Enjoy art galleries, markets, restaurants, and cafes in this district that is home to many students and locals. The building is approximately 20 minutes from the AAU campus by public transport and offers comfortable and equipped facilities. Participants will share an apartment with other students and will either be placed in a single and double room in the unit with a private bathroom. Accommodations include 24/hour security guard and receptionist, bed linens, utility fees, wi-fi, shared kitchen with cooking supplies and utensils


Program Cost and Funding

Financial Aid and Scholarship Information 

  • Students participating on FAU Faculty-led Programs may use eligible financial aid
  • Program participants may be eligible to apply for the FAU Education Abroad Scholarship
  • See additional scholarship and funding information here.


Program Cost

$3,335 program fee + tuition for the required program summer course(s). FAU in-state or out-of-state rates apply. 

Program fee payment deadlines: 
1ST PAYMENT:      $1,700 Due March 10, 2024
2ND PAYMENT:     $1,635 Due March 24, 2024

Program fees cannot be deferred. Plan accodingly. Accepted participants will receive detailed payment instructions from the Education Abroad team via email closer to the deadlines. 

Program Fee Includes:

  • Pre-departure and on-site orientation
  • Accommodations from check-in through check-out date
  • Local public transportation pass
  • 2+ FAU group meals
  • Prague Castle tour 
  • Charles Bridge river boat cruise
  • Museum visit 
  • Academic activities in Prague related to your course choice
  • Prague city tour
  • Excursion to Karlstejn Castle
  • FAU and AAU staff support in Prague
  • International medical insurance
  • And more!

Activities and excursions are subject to change by faculty leader or program provider/vendor if needed. Replacement activity or excursion would be provided.

Program Fee Does Not Include :

  • $200 administrative fee paid at time of application submission
  • International flight
  • Tuition for courses/credits taken on program (FAU in-state and out-of-state rates apply)
  • Personal spending money

Health, Safety and Travel Documentation

International health and travel insurance

All FAU students participating on an FAU Faculty-led Program will be registered in international health and travel insurance coverage through Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI). This mandatory insurance ensures that students have access to medical and emergency support services while abroad. This is included in the program cost.


  1. Reduced risk of denied entry if a country requires vaccination for entry
  2. Reduced risk of having to get vaccinated abroad if it becomes mandatory in the country of study
  3. Reduced risk of denied acceptance to one of our foreign universities
  4. Reduced risk of denied acceptance into campus housing or host accommodations abroad
  5. Reduced risk of spreading COVID-19 and its variants to other parts of the world, including the communities where we have programs
  6. Reduced risk of contracting COVID-19 while abroad, which could lead to missed classes and excursions, mandatory quarantine or isolation, and other disruptions to the program
  7. Increases student access to local events, services, and travel while abroad
  8. Provides more flexibility in planning study abroad extracurricular activities, including excursions
  9. The WHO and U.S. CDC agree that the vaccine helps reduce the risk of serious illness and helps prevent the spread of COVID-19
  10. Alongside our other prevention measures, the vaccine significantly increases protection for FAU faculty, staff, students, and international partners

Regarding increased access because of being vaccinated, please be aware that businesses and services may legally restrict access to exclude unvaccinated individuals. Local ordinances may allow the same. In such cases, FAU won’t be able to intervene or advocate on your behalf.