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  • Locations: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English NC State Students Only: No
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Group Click here for a definition of this term College or Unit: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Duration: Short Term Click here for a definition of this term Provider: NC State
Program Description:
These courses will explore the theory and practice of public history—oral history, historic preservation, museums, heritage tourism, and memory studies—in the local, national, and transnational contexts of Prague. Working closely with the city’s historians and public history professionals, students will analyze historic sites in and around the city such as the Jewish Museum of Prague, the John Lennon Wall, Prague Castle, the Dvorak House, Vitkov Hill, Terezin Concentration Camp, the National Theatre and more. Students will also have the opportunity to compare public history in Prague with that of the United States. 

Upper level undergraduates and graduate students interested in public history will learn about the long and rich history of Prague and the Czech Republic and the ways history professionals manage its historical and cultural resources. Tammy Gordon, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History at NC State will teach HI 385/789 the first two weeks. Kenneth Shefsiek, Ph.D., Associate Professor at UNC-Wilmington will teach HI 463/563 the last two weeks. Jaroslav Ira, Ph.D., Lecturer in the Institute of World History at Charles University in Prague, will join select courses and tours to offer a local perspective.

  • Course
    • HI 385: Introduction to Public History / HI 789: Public History in International Context (3 cr)
    • HI 463/563: Topics in History & Memory (3 cr)
  • NC State Program Cost
  • Program Dates
    • June 25 - July 24, 2019
  • Location
    • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Contact
    • Dr. Tammy Gordon,
  • Eligibility
    • 3.0+ GPA
    • Open to non-NC State students
    • Must be in good standing with the Office of Student Conduct and academically
    • Must meet the minimum eligibility policy set forth by the Study Abroad Office
    • Must be at least a rising junior or graduate student
Students will live in student accommodations outside of the city center of Prague, called Belgicka Apartements ( It takes approximately 20 minutes to travel to NC State Prague and the city center by public transportation.

The Director will notify students of the required arrival date and time and students make their own travel arrangements. Instructions on how to get from the airport to student housing will be provided prior to the program start date.

Financial aid is generally available to help qualified NC State students meet the expenses of NC State study abroad programs. Students from other institutions should contact their home institution study abroad and financial aid offices for information.  For additional funding, NC State students should consider applying for a study abroad scholarship from the Study Abroad Office.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/15/2019
Rolling Admission 06/25/2019 07/24/2019

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This program is currently not accepting applications.