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Prague, Czech Republic Semester Study Abroad

Starting in the Fall of 2012, the School of Law will offer semester abroad study opportunities at Charles University in Prague to 2 students. All classes will be taught in English. No foreign language required.

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Students must have completed one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study at USF School of Law. 2nd year students must have earned a cumulative GPA above 2.50 in the spring semester of their first year. 3rd year students must be in good academic standing.


Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. Virtually untouched by World War II, Prague is one of Europe's most beautiful cities. With a population of more than one million and a history reaching deep into the Middle Ages, it offers the visitor an inexhaustible variety of crooked streets, architectural surprises, tucked away pubs, and musical and theatrical events.

Charles University

Founded in 1348 by the Czech King and Roman Emperor Charles IV, Universitas Carolina Pragensis is the oldest university in Central Europe and the 19th oldest university in continuous operation in the world. It has enjoyed a long international reputation for high quality teaching and research.

The Faculty of Law

With more than 4000 students, the Faculty of Law is the largest accredited Law Faculty in the country. Many of its alumni hold prominent positions in the central and regional administration, in public service, as well as in advocacy and private business.


Exchange students often attend courses from the English program, "Czech Legal System in the European Context."  Click here for the list of courses.  In addition, students may choose courses from the LL.M. program (usually 2-3 courses per semester.)  Click here for additional information about the LL.M. program.

Accommodation, Catering, Other Facilities

Foreign students are housed in the University’s Residence Halls, in double occupancy rooms with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. Accommodation in single rooms is usually not available. Students can use either the cafeteria in the Law Faculty building, or in dormitory area. Generally it is also easy to rent an apartment privately.

The Law Library, located in the Faculty building, is the most extensive and modern law Library in the country. It stocks a wide range of specialist periodicals and journals, monographs and textbooks, both Czech and foreign.
The library is open from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. during weekdays and from 9 a.m.
until 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Wireless internet connection is available in the Law Faculty.

Financial Aid

USF students will pay full-time tuition to USF for their semester abroad. Living expenses will be calculated according to the cost of living in each location. 

For more information, contact International and Summer Abroad Programs at  415.422.6280 or lawsummerabroad@usfca.edu.