Semester abroad
in Czech Republic

Connect to the World
in Prague

During your semester abroad in Czech Republic you will discover a city that is preserved in a medieval setting, full of history, architecture, and art to discover. Imagine walking to class along cobblestone streets that look like they are out of a fairy tale!

Enjoy an authentic Czech lifestyle, plus the inspiring courses, one-on-one support, and cultural immersion opportunities of a Verto Education.

  • Duration

    14.5 Weeks

  • Accommodation

    Student Residence or Student Apartments

  • College Credits

    12-16 Credits

  • Country

    Czech Republic

  • Program Cost

    $18,000 USD
    before scholarships & financial aid

  • Program Dates

    August 29 – December 10, Fall 2022

Start College With Community

Live with other Verto students and befriend the many local and international students during your semester abroad in Czech Republic. Our experienced staff is on-site to support you and guide you towards a transformative semester.

Take Verto Courses

The museums, sites, and neighborhoods of Prague become your classroom as you dive into Verto’s experiential learning courses.

Explore Czech Republic

Your Student Life Coordinator will set you up with everything you need to confidently explore the city. You can also opt-in to exciting cultural activities and excursions with your Verto cohort—like a day trip to Karlštejn Castle and Koneprusy Caves, a boat ride on the Vltava River, or watching history come to life at fascinating museums!

Sharpen Your Mind

During your semester abroad in Czech Republic with Verto you’ll enjoy small class sizes, energetic and caring professors, and hands-on learning.
Going to class will actually become the highlight of your day.

Earn College Credit

Earn college credit through a selection of fascinating courses.

Available Courses for Fall 2022

 

Please note that course availability may vary based on partner college requirements and other factors. All courses and programming are subject to change.

Rhetoric & Research

The purpose of Rhetoric and Research is to prepare you as a writer for college assignments and for the writing demands in your personal, professional, and civic lives. Students will critically read and write in a variety of rhetorical situations and contexts and incorporate college-level research. Specifically, we’ll learn how writing is:

(i) a communicative act that always occurs within a particular context and with a particular purpose;

(ii) a process (rather than a one-time act) in which reading, feedback and revision helps us realize the full potential of our written works; and

(iii) a communal act, for we always write to engage with an audience.Students read and discuss a variety of works from different literary genres, focusing on nonfiction and expository texts, reading 30-60 or more pages per week. The course also emphasizes research skills, including evaluating and documenting sources, using MLA style, practicing academic integrity, and job document preparation for employment. Students write several essays in expository and argumentative prose, including at least one research paper, in response to class reading and outside research, for a total of between 6,000-8,000 words.

Physical Geology

This course explores the processes that are shaping Earth today. It examines the formation of rocks and mineral resources, the volcanic and tectonic activity that accompany release of Earth’s internal heat, and the sculpting of the planet’s surface that occurs as air, water and ice move in response to gravity and energy from the Sun. Lab activities include identification of rocks and minerals, interpretation of topographic and geologic maps, and field studies of regional geologic features.

Social Problems

This compulsory course examines a range of problematic issues facing society. Conflicting perspectives, research findings, theoretical explanations and societal responses will be discussed regarding such issues as: distribution of resources, national security, the environment, race, gender, family, the medical industry and the justice process.

Cultural Anthropology

The study of human behavior from a cross cultural perspective. Emphasis is placed on non Western societies. Areas that may be covered are social organization, belief systems and ritual behavior, socialization, psychological anthropology, economic organization, social stratification, theory, and other selected topics. A goal of the course is to create a greater degree of cross cultural awareness by attempting to promote an understanding of and appreciation for the richness and diversity of human culture.

Art History II

A survey of the major visual arts from the Renaissance through the modern world. Course emphasis on understanding of geographically relevant information, art media, techniques, etc., and the development of an historical understanding based on western history as understood through the study of art.

Digital Literacies

What does it mean to be a reader and writer in the 21st Century? Technology is changing the way we read and write as well as what we read and write. In this class, we investigate blogging, online resumes, social media profiles, websites, wikis, forums, and other platforms. Students will explore concepts related to contemporary writing & media, as well as creating persuasive arguments in digital spaces.

Contemporary Mathematics

A general introduction to random variables, descriptive statistics, sampling theory, estimation theory, tests of hypotheses, regression and correlation.

Introduction to Psychology

This is a basic course introducing psychology as the scientific study of behavior and mental processes through the exploration of major theories and concepts, methods, and research findings. We will examine traditional areas of psychological investigation from a scientific perspective, including scientific methodology, human development, personality, psychological measurement, psychopathology, psychotherapy, motivation, perception, social influences on behavior, cognitive processes, learning, and biological basis of behavior.

Western Civilizations II

This introductory course focuses on the origins and development of civilization in the western world from the 17th century to the present. Topics include European encounters with the new world, the scientific revolution, the age of enlightenment, the development of the state, the French and Industrial Revolutions, their impact on society, the rise of nationalism, the emergence of modern society, imperialism, World War I and II, the Cold War and contemporary Europe.