The ancient city of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, has weathered more than 1,000 years of turbulent history, including Nazi and Soviet domination of the 20th century. Located behind the Iron Curtain, for 40 years it was essentially off-limits to Westerners. Following the bloodless Velvet Revolution, a citizens revolt in 1989, the city broke from Communist rule and emerged once again as the capital of a sovereign, democratic nation.
Prague has a rich musical, cultural and architectural heritage. Escaping destruction from 20th century bombings, “the city of a hundred spires” looks much like it did in the 15th century, with an array of Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, Neo-Renaissance and Socialist-Realist architecture, along with Art Nouveau and Cubist influences. Prague’s many hills provide stunning vistas, and its countryside features hundreds of castles, chateaus and historic ruins.
Course of Study
Union engineering students may participate in this exchange program with the Czech Technical University in Prague. Students will select four–or in some cases, five–courses from the course catalog. Look for Winter Semester courses and their descriptions. Courses are taught in English. Please consult with your advisor about credits and equivalent courses, as there are no Union faculty members in residence in the Czech Republic.
Declared engineering major (if there are insufficient engineering applicants, then computer science, math and physics majors will be considered).
Students will reside in dormitories during their stay in Prague.
(For specific dates, contact the International Programs Office, Old Chapel, Third Floor.)
- January: Application deadline is the third Friday of winter term.
- February: Accepted students must select "commit" or "decline" at the International Programs online application site to confirm participation
- Spring term: Orientation meetings
- Early September: Program begins
- Mid-December: Program ends
Photo Credit: Matt Beenen '09