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Short Term | Culture, Education, and History of the Czech Republic
Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic; Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic; Karlstejn, Czech Republic; Kutna Hora, Czech Republic; Prague, Czech Republic; Tabor, Czech Republic; Terezin, Czech Republic (Outgoing Program)
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|Areas of Study:||Education||Housing Options:||Hotel|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Minimum GPA:||2.5|
|Minimum Number of Credit Hours:||03||Academic Level:||Graduate, Undergraduate|
|Program Type:||Short Term|
Culture, Education, and History of the Czech Republic
March 4th- March 18th, 2017
The School of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership and the Social Science Education Program have designed a collaborative Study Abroad program to the Czech Republic for both undergraduate and graduate students from UCF.
This program will immerse students within Czech history and culture. Participants will visit historical locations, as well as excursions, intended to extend the breadth of understanding of Czech history and culture. Lectures and presentations will be facilitated at sites instead of a typical classroom setting.
While abroad, the students will be evaluated upon their academic studies, observation, participation, selected readings, and group discussions. Participants will be expected to take knowledge gained and, from that, construct effective and innovative pedagogical methods and techniques for sharing Czech culture and history with K-16 students. In the Czech Republic, students are expected to remain engaged in the program’s experiences and lectures and work collaboratively with colleagues.
Participants will travel to the Czech Republic for two weeks of cultural, educational, and history classes, with knowledge gained from opportunities to visit diverse locations. Excursions within Prague include the Petrin tower, Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge, Vysehrad, the Astronomical Clock, the Jewish Ghetto, and a general Prague city tour. Trips outside of Prague include visits to Tabor, Kutna Hora, Terezin, Ceske Budejovice, Beroun, Karlstejn, and Cesky Krumlov.
This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who, while in the Czech Republic, will be expected to remain engaged in the program’s experiences and try new things.
Students on this program should plan to arrive in Prague, Czech Republic by on the starting day of the program in order to be in country to transfer to the hotel. To arrive on the starting day of this program, flights must depart the USA the day before the start of the program. Students should not purchase their flights until they have been advised by Study Abroad to do so. Study Abroad advises that you book your flight directly with the airline.
- Enhance knowledge of Czech culture and history
- Recognize and describe cultural norms for the Czech Republic
- Explore cultural and historical differences and similarities between the United States of America and the Czech Republic
- Articulate the effect of historical forces upon people, culture, and landscapes
- Describe the differences between pre-travel expectations of the Czech Republic and actual experiences
- Construct effective and innovative pedagogical methods and techniques for sharing Czech culture and history with K-16 students
- Gain insight into what it means to live in a global world
- SSE 4955: Czech Republic Education Study Abroad (3 credits)
- SSE 6958: Czech Republic Education Study Abroad (3 credits)
Pricing (based upon the minimum number of students):
Program fee: $2,415 (subject to amendment)
For details on what the program fee includes please see program Budget Sheet
Payment 1: TBA
Payment 2: TBA
The following services are included as part of the program fee:
- Hotel accommodation
- Day tours
- Airport transportation
- Local transportation
- UCF Abroad administrative fee ($350)
Deadline to apply is 11/15/2016
Deadline to commit to the program is 11/30/2016
Program Leader: Scott Waring
Program Leader email: firstname.lastname@example.org