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Shakespeare in Performance

Summer Faculty-led Program

About the Program

The Shakespeare in Performance program will offer a unique opportunity for students to study the historical and literary nuances of Shakespeare’s works while observing international theatre artists. Students will attend performances at the Prague Shakespeare Company and participate in a series of lectures and symposia provided by the company’s dramaturgs, actors, and designers, detailing their processes and how their processes are different from their counterparts in other parts of Europe or the USA. Course readings and discussion will then examine the process of staging these plays through history and in a contemporary, global context, with particular interest in matters of dramaturgy, design, and performance methods.

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Application Deadline (Early Action)November 29, 2023 
Application Deadline (Regular) February 7, 2024
Scholarship Application Deadline*November 15, 2023
*IMPORTANT: Scholarship Application DeadlineNovember 15. You can submit a scholarship application before finalizing your program application.

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Info Session

November 8, 2023 1:00 PM

Virtual Info Session recording (Access Password:  Y4f=!j^K)


Program Dates: July 1- 26, 2024  


The program utilizes the historical city by visiting numerous museums, national monuments, cultural landmarks, and other significant venues to engage students in their course work-providing first-hand experiences that inform critical and creative thinking.

PrefixCourse NameCreditsGEPInstructor
ENG 209Introduction to Shakespeare3HumanitiesDanica Jackson
THE 398Special Topics: Shakespeare in Performance3Visual and Performing ArtsDanica Jackson
  • GPA Requirements: minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Be in good standing with the Office of Student Conduct.
  • Meet the minimum eligibility policy set forth by the NC State Study Abroad Office

Program Cost

  • Admin Fee: $450 ($75 non-refundable set-up fee and $375 study abroad fee)
  • Program Cost: $4,720
  • TOTAL: $5,170

Minimum number of students: 12

  • Tuition and fees registration
  • International health insurance
  • Airport pickup
  • Orientation activities and materials
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Housing
  • Transportation pass
  • Cultural activities
  • Field trips
  • Student support services
  • On-site Staff and administrative costs
  • International airfare (Students are responsible for booking their flights as NC State Prague does not arrange group flights)
  • Meals
  • Supplies and personal expenses
  • Textbooks and studio materials
  • Passport fee

Travel Documents: Passport

Students must have a valid passport to take part in any international travel. Passports must be valid for six months after their final day of travel. Students may apply for a passport from the US Passport Acceptance Facility.

Excursions, Cultural Activities and Field trips

  • Orientation including culinary class, Czech language and culture workshop
  • Select group meals
  • Day trip to Terezin
  • Day trip to Kutna Hora
  • The Jewish Museum of Prague
  • Prague Castle Tour
  • Art and Architecture Tour 
  • Prague Shakespeare Company performances


The NC State European Center in Prague provides housing for all program participants.
In addition to NC State peers who live in the same building, several Student Housing Assistants also reside in the same building and provide additional support and local connections. Accepted students may indicate preferences (roommates, single versus double, location). The program fee includes a standard double room. Students have the option to request single rooms for an additional cost.