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Study Abroad - Czech Republic

Date: July 8-28, 2018

Cost: $3,100

Přemysl Otakar II Square (Czech: Naměstí Přemysla Otakara II), the immense square in the middle of the city. Historical landmarks here include St. Nicholas Cathedral, the Black Tower, Samson's Fountain and the distinct yellow-colored Vcela Palace.

Pivovar Budějovický Budvar: Take a tour of the city's largest brewery and home of "Budweiser" brand beer sold in most of Europe. Tours for visitors without reservations take place each day at 2PM. Incidentally, this is not the same as the "Budweiser" beer sold in the United States and Canada; due to trademark disputes over the name with US-based Anheuser-Busch, this is sold in the Americas under the "Budvar" or "Czechvar" names.

Josefov— This historic Jewish ghetto is interesting for its well preserved synagogues. The Old New Synagogue (Czech: Staronová synagoga) is Europe's oldest active synagogue and it is rumoured to be the resting place of the famed Prague Golem. Another interesting synagogue is the Spanish Synagogue, a highly ornamental building of Moorish style. Other attractions include the Old Jewish Cemetery, which is the oldest in Europe, and Kafka's house.

Terezin Concentration Campus As Hitler transported tens of thousands of communal objects to Prague, their owners were rounded up and shipped first to a city built northwest of Prague in 1780 by Joseph II. Ironically, this city served as a fortress to protect Prague from invaders to the north. Joseph II named this village after his mother, Maria Teresia, calling it Terezin. Of the vast majority of Czech Jews who were taken to Terezin (or Theresienstadt), 97,297 died among whom were 15,000 children. Only 132 of those children were known to have survived.

Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage landmark and an extremely popular tourist destination. Buses to Český Krumlov leave every half hour or so from the main bus station at Mercury Centrum and takes about 45 minutes to get there.

Prague Castle This, the biggest ancient castle in the world, according to Guinness World Records, rises like a dream above the city offering beautiful views of the areas below. Also on site is the St. Vitus Cathedral with its lookout tower, the Castle Picture Gallery several palaces and museums and the beautiful Royal Garden, among others. You can also watch the Presidential Guard and the changeover of the guards on duty on the hour.

Charles Bridge connects Old Town with Lesser Town. Its construction started in the 14th century and it is one of Prague's most beautiful structures. During the day, it is a bustling place of trade and entertainment, as musicians busk and artists sell their paintings and jewelry.

Courses Offered

SABR 2960
POLS 1150
POLS 3390
INTL 3130
INTL 3230
SOCI 1101
SOCI 3360
ARTS 1100
ARTS 1010

Contact

Dr. José daCruz

Jose.daCruz@armstrong.edu

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