Assistant Director of Education Abroad
Kent State University | Office of Global Education
106 Van Campen Hall | Kent, Ohio 44242
February 4 - May 26*
August 28 - December 16*
Term I: May 30 - June 19*
Term II: June 21 - August 2*
*Estimated; consult Education Abroad for finalized dates prior to booking airfare.
Country: Czech Republic (Czechia)
Address: Letenská 5, Prague 1, 11800 Czech Republic (Czechia)
Orientation & SUPPORT
All program participants will be provided with a comprehensive Pre-Departure Orientation. In addition, participants will receive a thorough On-Site Orientation upon arrival in Prague. Main topics to be covered in the orientation sessions include:
- Passports & Immigration documents
- Finance & Banking abroad
- Health & Safety
- Cultural Awareness & Culture Shock
- City and Campus Tours
The Kent State Prague program is housed on our partner university's campus, Anglo-American University (AAU). AAU is the oldest private university in the Czech Republic (Czechia). The campus is located in the center of the city, which is the economic, cultural and diplomatic capital of the region. AAU has a vibrant and international scene with more than 800 students comprising 70 nationalities and faculty representing 20 countries.
You will experience the uniqueness of this program from day one when you arrive at the beautiful 17th-century palace that is the home of AAU. The campus offers beautiful classrooms, computer labs, library, resource centers, student lounges, courtyard, cafeteria/cafe, and more. You will find that there is personalized attention to students, with small classes and direct interaction with professors. Furthermore, there are many clubs and activities to help you become engaged with student life and make lasting friendships.
Prague is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, due much to the fact that it offers a rich history, unique culture, vibrant city and nightlife, delicious cuisine, and serves as an ideal transportation hub to other locations around mainland Europe and Eurasia. From churches and museums, to art galleries and excellent shopping, Prague offers something for everyone. And one of Prague's best selling points is that it is one of Europe's most inexpensive cities, making your student dollar stretch a lot farther than other European countries!
Participants in the Kent State Prague program have the choice to stay in AAU's housing or in local apartments located throughout the city center. The Kent State Prague program offers students the chance to experience local life while residing in a local city apartment. You will be able to select your own apartment to fit your needs, location, and budget! Apartments can be single studios or you can select an apartment with roommates to share the cost of rent and housing expenses. Many furnished apartments are available, and due to Prague's excellent system of public transportation via bus and tram, you can easily get around the city and to-and-from the campus to your apartment in no time!
You will be responsible for purchasing your own food while abroad and may certainly visit the on-campus cafeteria/cafe. There are many great restaurants throughout the city that are sure to fit any budget and dietary need. Don't hesitate to ask us for recommendations!
When searching for housing, students are encouraged to visit the Housing page of Anglo-American University and review the linked list of recommended providers. Students may contact those housing providers directly to inquire about availability, pricing, and application procedures. Students have also secured long-term Airbnbs. It is the prerogative of the student which housing option to pursue. Formal proof of housing is required for visa purposes.
Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare and may depart from any U.S. airport of their choice.
- Arrival airport: Vaclav Havel Airport Prague (airport code PRG)
- Students are strongly recommended not to purchase airfare until after being officially accepted to the program and receiving your admission letter with arrival/departure dates indicated.
CAMPUS LIFE & Social Activities
In addition to group tours and activities provided during the onsite orientation, students have the opportunity to engage in a host of activities and campus clubs. Whether you are interested in something cultural, athletic, or artistic- there's something for everyone!
Traveling While ABROAD
Prague is strategically located in Central-Eastern Europe and serves as an excellent travel starting point to other European destinations. Academic coursework typically occurs Monday through Friday, and therefore it is possible for students to travel independently on the weekends. It is the responsibility of the student to speak with their professors regarding any missed class times and receive approval and guidance.
FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Financial Aid is applicable on this program! Students are encouraged to search for available study abroad scholarships and apply when qualified. Education Abroad provides information about using federal financial aid and searching for scholarships.