The study abroad program at the Czech University of Life Sciences (CULS) in Prague is designed to give you an introduction into Czech university life, rural farm life, agricultural production, agricultural marketing, history, humanities and international affairs — all in six short weeks.
Along with class work, students participate in excursions to working farms in different regions of the Czech Republic. Students also have free time to explore other nearby European cities, such as Vienna and Budapest.
The CULS is located in the village of Suchdol about fifteen minutes from downtown Prague, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and the capital of the Czech Republic.
Prague’s location in central Europe allows students many opportunities for travel.
Students earn nine credits of International Agriculture Experience 2190 upon successful completion of the program. The nine credits of 2190 may be allocated for CAFNR students as follows:
Students attend courses in the morning and directly after lunch then are free in the afternoon and evening to explore Prague. Weekly academic excursions outside of Prague provide students with an opportunity to bring the classroom experience to life. Near the completion of the program, students spend six days traveling around the Czech Republic on an academic study tour. All courses are taught in English.
Housing is provided in dormitories at CULS. Students live two to a room similar to dormitories at the University of Missouri. All adjoining rooms share a bathroom and shower.
Students eat breakfast and lunch together on campus. Students receive a stipend for dinner and are free to eat on campus or in the city-center of Prague.
CULS provides students with internet access on campus.
There is a student recreation center on campus and CULS arranges optional afternoon excursions such as cherry picking or paddle boating. These are coordinated with local Czech students and are a great way to further immerse oneself into Czech culture.