The Dartmore Mission
The Dartmore Institute for Central European Studies is a not for profit educational
institute located in Prague, Czech Republic that is dedicated to fostering and promoting
cross-cultural exchange. The Institute traces its inception to the political upheavals of
Central and Eastern Europe that began in the late 1980’s. The mission of the Institute is
to offer innovative study abroad programs based in Prague to university age students the
world over, hence facilitating and allowing for a deeper understanding of the history, art,
culture, and politics of Central Europe.
This mission is achieved through the cooperation of local scholars throughout Central Europe and
the academic oversight of Jagiellonian University
in Cracow, Poland, one of Central Europe’s oldest
and most respected institutions of higher learning. The University accredits Institute’s programs:
and Summer Program & Winter Session.
This cooperation allows Dartmore students to receive academic credit for work done at the Institute.
The Institute’s innovative study abroad programs are founded on the belief that students gain
their most valuable insights into the social, artistic and cultural realm when interacting with
local scholars and students throughout Central Europe and by traveling in small groups to the
historical centers and other places of interest that give this part of Europe its unique character.
Dartmore programs range in length from three to five-week programs, held twice in the summer and once
in January, individual study programs of all kinds held throughout the year, to full semester programs (14 weeks)
in Liberal Arts, Jewish Studies, and Art & Architecture, held in the spring and fall semesters.
All of the programs are based in Prague at the Institute’s unique home, the Czech National
Gallery Museum of Modern Art. Students also take study trips to some of Central Europe’s most
beautiful cities, including Cracow, Vienna, Budapest, and Berlin.