Dartmore Institue - Spend a semester study abroad in Prague, the heart of Central Europe
Orloj Astronomical Clock Tower of
Liberal Arts
Jewish Studies
Summer Program
Winter Session
Apply to Study Abroad in Prague
Life in Prague
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Study Abroad?
Why Study in Prague?
Faculty and Staff
Program Overview Program Courses Course Descriptions Field Trips Costs

The Liberal Arts Study Program

More than fifteen years after communism’s fall in Central Europe, the region’s importance has never been greater. The European Union continues to evolve and has accepted the countries of Central Europe (Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia) as members and partners in a unified and integrated Europe.

Students who enroll in the Liberal Arts Program live and study for one academic semester in Prague, the breathtaking capital of the Czech Republic.  They take academic courses that explore the rich history and culture of Central Europe and the sweeping social and economic transformations that this region has undergone over the past decade. Besides living and studying in Prague, students spend a total of three weeks visiting other cities in the region, including Krakow, Vienna, and Budapest.

Academic Program Requirements

  • Students take 12 - 15 credits during the semester. 
  • Students may take additional credits at a cost of 175 EUR per credit.
  • Students are required to take two 12-week core courses: Religion, Culture, and Politics of Central Europe and 19th & 20th Century History of Central Europe.
  • Students may choose 2 additional 12-week core courses, in addition to the two required 12-week core courses.
  • Students may choose one course from the list of 6-week elective courses.
  • Students may choose one course from the list of 3-week elective courses.