Application Process for the Summer Semester
March 15 : Application deadline for students without visa obligation (e.g. US citizens)
March 1: Application deadline for students with visa obligation
Visa obligation just for a minority
Participants in the summer semester do not have to apply for a visa as long as they are citizens of countries that have visa waiver agreement with the Czech Republic. For instance, U.S. citizens can stay in any country of the EU for up to 3 months without a visa. However, citizens of e.g. India must apply for a Schengen visa (0-90 days) for the purpose of tourism.
As a result, the application process may entail, for some, application for a visa, too (step 4). Others will have to fulfill only the other 3 steps.
- inform your Study-Abroad Office about your desire to participate in our program. Proceed according to their instructions. Once cleared by them,
- download this Intercultural Studies Application Form and e-mail it to the program director, Prof. David Robbins, and to the program’s executive manager, Mgr. Marcela Janickova.
The application form consists of two sections:
1) personal information
2) an essay in which we ask you to give a brief account of your academic situation, what you expect from the program, and why you think that you would benefit from it. When writing this essay, please be thorough. It is not a formal excercise — it is important to find out whether the program fits your needs and Prof. Robbins and Ms. Janickova will help you to answer that question. They may also ask you to supply additional information.
- pay a non-refundable fee to the Intercultural Studies Program. The fee will be credited to the total cost of tuition and housing. Students/universities are billed about a month before the due date.Fee for the summer semester: $400Payment is due by April 10. The invoice for this fee is issued ca 20 days before the expected payment day.
Students with visa obligation
- Students with other than U.S. citizenship need to inquire at a Czech consulate whether their states have a visa waiver policy with the Czech Republic. If not, students must get it touch with immediately with Mgr. Marcela Janickova, program’s Executive Director. Mgr. Janickova will guide such a student through the visa application process. It is not complicated. The application process can last up to 30 days.