Between the East and West: Discovering Central Europe

Prague, Czech Republic

Next Offered
Autumn 2016
Approximate Dates of Instruction
Application Deadline
Info Session: Thursday, February 4, 2016, 12:30-1:20 in Padelford C101

This program examines the dynamic historical, cultural and political life of Central Europe as a whole. Academically rigorous seminar-style courses, international field trips (to Budapest, Krakow, Berlin and Vienna), and attendance at cultural events allow students to explore key issues such as the tragedy of the Holocaust, the nature and impact of the communist system, the hopes and tensions of the European Union, and how coming to terms with the past is reflected in the cultural and art scene we witness today. 

For detailed information about this program, please visit

  • HSTEU 490/CHID 471A: East European Communism and Everyday Life (5 credits, I&S)
  • POLSCI 495/CHID 471B: Democracy and its Discontents in Central and Eastern Europe (5 credits, I&S)
  • CHID 390: Colloquium in the History of Ideas (5 credits, I&S, VLPA, W)
Fulfills Requirements
CHID Cultural and Historical Engagement
CHID 390
SSc Credit
A&H Credit
Total Program Fees

*Note that the fees stated above do not include some additional costs, including, but not limited to: airfare, Study Abroad Insurance ($2/day), and personal spending money. Remember that these costs will differ by program. Be sure to read our Fees, Financing, and Withdrawal information for details about the fee structure and payment schedule.