Prague Quick Facts
Language of Instruction
English and Czech
Fields of Study
Czech language, film, economics, literature, European civilization, Jewish studies, history, health care systems and policies, art history, religious studies, gender studies, media studies, political science, psychology, and sociology.
Collegium Hieronymi Pragensis (CHP)
Dormitory with program participants.
Fall semester: late August to late December.
Spring semester: mid-January to mid-May.
Collegium Hieronymi Pragensis
In recent years, the Czech Republic has taken the lead among Eastern European nations in the transition to democracy and a free-market economy. As the capital of the changing nation, Prague is a city of social and intellectual excitement. An abundance of Gothic and Baroque architecture lends a charming Old World atmosphere to this city on the River Vltava.
The program in Prague is affiliated with Collegium Hieronymi Pragensis (Jerome of Prague College), and is housed is based in New Town. In addition to classroom instruction, the program includes visits to historical and cultural sites in and outside of Prague.
The faculty of distinguished Czech scholars is drawn from several of Prague’s major academic institutions, including the Czech Academy of Sciences and Charles University. Pomona students enroll in a total of five courses; Czech Culture and Civilization (core course) Czech language, and three electives, taught in English. Each course is worth 0.8 Pomona credits.
The Czech langauge course is taught in two parts: the pre-semester Let's Talk Czech and the semester-length Elementary Czech.
Students who wish to take an Independent Study must submit a well-developed independent study proposal as part of the application.
The program offers a limited number of unpaid, non-credit internship placements in various fields. Interested students should submit a résumé and personal statement about the type of placement sought at the time of application. The Program Director will discuss placement on-site, prior to the final screening for internships.
The core course cannot be taken on a P/NC basis. Students may only take one of the semester-length courses on a P/NC basis. Before submitting the P/NC request to the OSA, students must make an appointment to consult with CHP's on-site Program Director.
Students live in the CHP dormitory, located near the CHP campus in the historic center of Prague. Breakfast is provided in the dormitory, and Pomona provides students with a meal allowance for lunch and dinner.
- 9.0 GPA required.
Preference will be given to candidates who have completed college coursework with European content.
Number of Students
CHP enrolls approximately 10 – 30 students a semester, selected from a national pool.