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  • Locations: Budapest, Hungary; Prague, Czech Republic; Vienna, Austria
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: ETSU applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:
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Program Location

This program will offer students a chance to study in a region both steeped in tradition yet altered by recent world events.  Students will be able to explore the rich historical and cultural offerings of Eastern and Central Europe, while also experiencing the dramatic changes that have occurred since the fall of the Berlin Wall.  We will begin our travels in Budapest, the jewel of Hungary, in which we’ll find an elegant old world city.  Charming, crooked streets and delightful cafés and restaurants will greet us daily as we explore the city to feast on Hungarian Goulash and listen to traditional Gypsy music.  

We will continue our program in Vienna, Austria where we will be enveloped by art, history, and music at every turn.  Vienna will afford students an opportunity to explore the center of the once powerful Hapsburg Empire.  Sites such as the beautiful Imperial Palace and Museum coupled with the city’s tree lined streets and cafes will offer participants a rich look into Viennese history and culture.  

We will conclude our travels in 'Magic Prague' often called 'the city of a thousand spires.'  Here students will be surrounded by rich and beautiful architecture as they discover modern shopping plazas flanked by narrow streets and old world charm. While these three sites are geographically close, their varied histories and unique cultures make them excellent locations for study and travel. 

Program Dates

  • Tentative dates May 7 - 27, 2018

Course Information

All TnCIS programs are academic in nature and course work that takes advantage of the program location will be the central focus. Programs offered by TnCIS through any member institution are in keeping with SACSCOC policies for each respective institution where compliance is monitored at the institutional level.  TnCIS program courses are for credit only.

On the Eastern European's Best program, students will enroll in ONE course. For more information about each of these courses, including pre-requisites and syllabi, use the button provided below.

Course Details

IMPORTANT NOTE: It is possible that not all TnCIS programs or all TnCIS courses are available at your institution. A complete listing of courses offered at each member institution is available on the Members page. Please contact your TnCIS campus representative for instructions on registering and paying fees. 

Program Description

Budapest, Vienna, and Prague will offer unique and rich opportunities for students to grow in their appreciation of Central and Eastern European culture while studying World Literature, Criminology, or Psychology.  The students’ learning experiences will be enhanced by exploration of these historic cities and a deepening understanding of different cultures and customs.  The program not only presents an opportunity to study in some of Europe’s most important international and commercial centers, but also to study in regions that existed for decades behind the Iron Curtain and under the sphere of communism.  

Please note: Prospective students should be aware that study abroad programs require a great deal of walking. You should be prepared to walk several miles a day. You may also walk over uneven, possibly slippery or rocky terrain, even in cities.

Excursions May Include:

  • Theresienstadt, which was built for a Baroque army in the 18th century. The fortress served as a prison almost from the very beginning and became notorious as a Gestapo prison, Jewish Ghetto and concentration camp in World War II
  • The Sigmund Freud Museum
  • A day trip to Kutná Hora, a silver mining town in medieval times. The visit may also include touring the Church of St Barbara and the Ossuary at Sedlec, the eerie bone church, decorated with multiple sculptures of the bones of 40,000 plague victims and more.

Class Information
Class meeting times will average 3 hours daily. Class schedules may vary depending on the daily activities for each class.


Students will stay in budget hotels. Accommodations vary in each city and may include up to five roommates. Two meals per day will be provided except on travel days.

Program Fee

  • $4300

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 02/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.