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Students in Forest Ecology and Management can take courses in English within the fields of Sustainable use of Natural Resources, Crop Science, Animal Science, Horticulture, Agricultural Economics, and Rural Development while also participating in an internship in a local forest or on a farm. The Czech University of Life Sciences (CULS) is situated on a beautiful campus in the suburbs of Prague and is home to 11,000 students.
Largely unspoiled by the ravages of time, and widely recognized as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Prague has recently re-emerged as one of Europe's leading cities. Serving as a major economic and cultural center of the Czech Republic, cobblestone streets, medieval towers and aged church spires integrate into the landscape of a contemporary social and cultural scene, making it a perfect location for a truly rewarding study abroad experience.
Largely unspoiled by the ravages of time, and widely recognized as one of the most beautiful in the world, Prague has recently re-emerged as one of Europe's leading cities. Serving as a major economic and cultural center of the Czech Republic, Prague is a modern city that still retains the original allure of a former age. Cobblestone streets, medieval towers and aged church spires integrate into the landscape of a contemporary social and cultural scene, making it a perfect location for discovering a truly rewarding study abroad experience.
The university is located in the Baroque Mala Strana quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and has an abundance of great cafes and restaurants and magnificent views of Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral.
Getting to Your Program
You are responsible for arranging your own transportation to Prague but are given guidelines for arrival dates and times.
A student visa is required. U.S. citizens must have a U.S. passport valid for at least six months beyond the end of the program. You will apply for your own visa. IAP will provide you with visa information.
IAP expects you to be an active participant in preparing yourself for your study abroad experience. As a participant on an IAP program, you will receive a pre-departure orientation, either in-person or online. The type and format of this orientation will vary by program and will be provided to you upon acceptance to the program.
During the onsite orientation in Prague, students will be able to register for classes, learn about the University and the surrounding area, meet other students and attend social events.
Students will stay in on-campus dormitories. All rooms are shared, furnished and have access to a shared bathroom. Furniture includes two beds, a study area and a kitchenette with a small refrigerator and a hot plate. Bathrooms are shared between two rooms. Bed linens, including sheets, a comforter and a pillow are provided; however, you must arrange for your own dishes, pans, utensils and other kitchen supplies. All rooms also have internet access (for an extra fee), but do not have telephones. Each dormitory has laundry facilities. Resources for finding private apartments are available upon student request.
Excursions and Activities
Student groups on campus organize various activities, cultural events and sports competitions. Spodek, an association of nature loving and ecologically minded students, organizes various expeditions and tours.
You will be enrolled in the UW System required health insurance through Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) and the cost of the insurance coverage is included in program fees.
Staff at the International Relations Office at the Czech University of Life Sciences.
Use the links below to find out more information on academics, daily life and student impressions for this program.Czech Republic, Prague CULS Academic Notes
(Spring - 2013-14)CULS Exchange Student Handbook 13-14
(Spring - 2013-14)
Returned Student Network
to contact a returned student.
How to Apply
First complete the IAP Online Application. UW Exchange programs may require you to apply directly to the exchange partner either simultaneously during the IAP application process OR after you have received a preliminary admissions decision from IAP.
After you have completed the IAP Online Application, the following forms will become available to you through the application portal. Be sure to read the form instructions carefully for information on when to apply to the exchange partner.
CULS Application Form
Passport-Sized Photograph: 1
Unofficial Transcript - OPTIONAL - Additional File
Forms are subject to change. Complete the forms according to the checklist provided to you in the online application portal.
After the Deadline
IAP will review your application and make a preliminary admissions decision. You will be notified of the admissions decision via email. The exchange university will make the final admissions decision.
CULS is part of the Euroleague for Life Sciences (ELLS), which is a network of European universities cooperating in the fields of Natural Resource Management, Agricultural Forestry Sciences, Life Sciences, Veterinary Sciences, Food Sciences and Environmental Sciences.
Students have the opportunity to enroll in a variety of courses in English and can complement coursework with practical training at the CULS farm or forest. The 3,000 hectare working farm has grains, fodder crops, cattle, pigs and chickens. It is also a gene pool for rearing a variety of local breeds of horses. The 8,671 hectare forest includes fishponds, facilities for the education of forestry students and a castle. Both facilities are located within a short bus ride from the university.
Program Web Page(s)
Use the links below to see a list of courses that students have taken on this program before and the UW equivalents. Note: this list only includes pre-approved courses for your program and may not be an exhaustive list of courses or departments. You will get instructions on the course equivalent process after acceptance.
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