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Glossary entry for program parameter 10013Field of Study:
|ART, COMMUNICATION DISORDERS, HONORS||
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|Program Catagory:||WKU Partner Program||
Glossary entry for program parameter 10016Faculty/Program Leader(s):
|Dressler, Richard, Smetana, Megan, Smetana, Zbynek|
|Colonnade Credit:||Yes||Class Eligibility:||1. Freshman, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior|
ART 100 Art Appreciation*/HON 300 Topics: Art & Visual Culture*
CD 472 Topics: Assessment & Intervention in the Czech Republic
CD 496 International Speech Pathology
*Fulfills Colonnade Explorations: Arts & Humanities credit.
Please note: All courses are taught in English. Each student must take at least one three-credit hour course. However, students typically take two three-credit hour courses. The program fee is the same if you take one or two courses. A student cannot take more than two three-credit-hour courses. All course credit will be issued by Western Kentucky University. The WKU Registrar will transfer your grades to your home institution approximately 6-8 weeks after the completion of the program. We encourage all students - long before KIIS program departure - to contact their Academic Advisor, Department Head, and/or the Study Abroad Office to determine the credit equivalencies at their home institution (that is, confirm ahead of time with your college or university how your desired KIIS courses will count towards your major and/or overall degree requirements). Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment.
The KIIS Prague Summer program is based in the Letna area of Prague in a posh neighborhood with several large parks and a number of embassies (including the US ambassador’s residence). Letna is an area on a plateau above steep embankments along the Vltava River in Prague. Letná's elevation and location afford commanding views of the Prague Old Town. It is also adjacent to the location of the Prague castle district (about a 20 min. walk away). This is a largely residential area with a variety of restaurants, banks, schools, and small shops with excellent public transportation to other areas in town including the train stations.
Students and faculty stay in a dormitory of the VSUP (The Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague) which functions as Mikoláš Aleš Hostel during the summer. This is a great facility in a newly remodeled 19 century house in an ideal location with single sex double occupancy rooms organized in apartment units with showers and kitchenettes. The kitchenettes represent a big advantage of this housing allowing students to save money on meals. There is also a coin operated laundry facility on the premise. The facility also has free WiFi access throughout. The entrance to the hostel is monitored full time by Czech staff (usually English speaking) and security cameras.
During the excursion of southern Bohemia, the program stays in a small picturesque hotel created from a remodeled Renaissance house in the very
center of Cesky Krumlov.
Note: Unfortunately, the program facilities and much of the old buildings in Czech Republic are not handicap accessible.