International Business, Marketing, and Humanities: At a Glance

University: ESAC & Univ. of Economics, Prague
Fields of Study: Business, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Jewish Studies, History, Travel Writing, Czech Language & Culture
Dates: June 24, 2017 to July 22, 2017
Credit: 8
Deadlines: March 05, 2017
Price: $4,890
Housing: Residence Hall
Minimum Age: 18

Program Highlights:

This program is designed for college students and recent graduates interested in business, international business, marketing and humanities – all in the beautiful campus setting of Prague! Class sessions will be followed by afternoon site visits to business and industry. Some site visits are scheduled, while others will be arranged based upon an individual students interest. Faculty and local staff will assist students in arranging visits to companies they are interested in visiting as part of their program, providing a great opportunity for personal networking. This program includes academic courses taught by highly qualified faculty, networking opportunities with business leaders and entrepreneurs from the local community, guided tours of the cities, and numerous cultural opportunities. Local experts guide students through the logistics of getting situated in their new surroundings and assist with all aspects of adjusting to local customs and traditions.

The University:

This program is offered in conjunction with the European Study Abroad Center (ESAC) and the University of Economics in Prague. The Founders of the ESAC are deeply committed to providing students from all over the world a chance to study in a foreign country. They work closely with the University of Economics, which is the top educational center of the Czech Republic. The university offers BA, MA, and PhD degree programs both to national and international students. Areas of study include international business, management, finance and economics. The University of Economics is a fully accredited institution of higher education that closely collaborates with other universities and academic institutions. The overall global approach is complemented by European and, in particular, Central European specifics providing an indispensable knowledge of this region with its high potential for development and growth.

The City:

Prague is the perfect place to study abroad! It has been often described as one of the jewels of Europe due to its beauty, charm, and rich history. Every visitor falls in love with the city. With over 1.3 million inhabitants it’s is the Czech Republic’s largest city and also its capital. The heart of the city is the Old Town, which once served as the medieval marketplace and now hosts a variety of shops and outdoor cafes. The city is overflowing with culture and history. When you’re enjoying a cappuccino on the Old Town Square you can see a unique blend of Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance and Art Nouveau architecture. From the Charles Bridge on the Vltava River, you can admire the Prague skyline with Hradcany Castle, whose 100 spires sparkle like stars at night. In addition to the breathtaking sights, Prague also offers a variety of cultural attractions such as concerts, museums, theatres, clubs, and restaurants. Since it is home to many of the Czech Republic’s best universities, there will be lots of students for you to meet and socialize with. Prague is a safe, affordable and friendly city, so you’re sure to have the time of your life!

Courses & Descriptions:

Each course is worth 4 credits. Students enroll in 2 classes for a total of 8 credits. Students also take an informative and fun Czech language and culture course for free. All courses are taught by highly-credentialed international professors and are accredited by University of Economics Prague. Classes will be taught in the English language. Students are required to attend all sessions including all site visits and off campus guest lectures provided as part of the academic component. The courses meet all of the university’s course policies, they are intensive in nature and they conform to the university’s grading scale.

Sample Course Listing

ESAC Global Leadership - Credits: 4

ESAC International Business - Credits: 4

ESAC Global Meetings and Exhibitions - Credits: 4

ESAC Global Marketing - Credits: 4

ESAC Czech Language and Culture - Credits: 0

ESAC Central European History - Credits: 4

ESAC Jewish Studies - Credits: 4

Transfer Credit:

The program is highly regarded in the international arena in both Europe and North America and credits are issued directly from the University of Economics Prague (in Czech this university is called VSE, Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze). Upon a students’ completion of the coursework, the professors submit their grades to the Director of the program and the Dean of the College of International Relations signs off on the transcripts. Most importantly, VSE operates in accordance with the principles of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) and all courses at the university are approved by the Czech Ministry of Education.

Students accepted into the program may enroll in no more than two courses during the program. They are required to attend all sessions including all site visits to businesses and off campus guest lectures provided as part of the academic component. The courses meet all University of Economics course policies, they are intensive in nature and we are bound to conforming to the VSE grading scale. We will provide you with the course syllabi upon request.

Financial Aid:

It is possible to transfer your financial aid to pay for some or all of the program costs. The first step is to check with your home institution’s financial aid advisor before applying. Since every home institution has different rules, only your advisor can tell you what kind of aid can transfer. Study Abroad Czech Republic is happy to provide you with advice on transferring your financial aid.

There are also many scholarship opportunities available. Learn more on our scholarships page.

Application Deadline(s):

March 05, 2017

Late applications will be considered on an individual basis.

Applying for our programs is simple! Fill out the on-line application form and wait for more information from us.

Why Study Here

Focus on Fun

In addition to some awesome classes, you will also have the opportunity to get involved in some really cool cultural experiences and events that are focused on fun! During your four week stay in Prague, ESAC has arranged for you some cultural activities that will put you in touch with Czech locals and Czech life.

Enjoy the Cosmopolitan City

Prague is a cosmopolitan capital city – overflowing with cultural and social events. It is a perfect setting for a college campus.

Live, Eat, Breathe History

A little bit of history can be uncovered on every one of Prague’s charming cobblestone streets – the city has been well preserved and remains the same as it was during medieval times.

Get a Bang for Your Buck

Prague is an affordable destination – your dollar still goes a long way!

Be in the Center of It All

Located in the heart of Europe, Prague is the perfect home base for your travels to other European cities such as Paris, Rome, Budapest, Berlin, and more!

Prices

  • $4,890

What's Included

Tuition and Course Materials

All classes, seminars, guest speakers and site visits are covered and study books and reading materials will be provided.

Official Transcript

Upon a students’ completion of the coursework, the professors submit their grades to the Director of the program and the Dean of the College of International Relations signs off on the transcripts.

Housing

Housing for this program is located in the residential neighborhood of Holesovice, in a recently renovated early 20th-century building, close to public transportation. Travel time from the dorms to the classroom is about 20 minutes using public transportation. There is a large park across the street and numerous restaurants and pubs nearby.

Meals

Breakfast and lunches are provided Mon – Fri at the University. Several group dinners and picnics are also included.

On-site Program Director

Throughout the program, you’ll receive on-site support from the ESAC Program Directors. The directors will meet you at the airport, lead the orientation session, organize activities, and be available if you have any questions or problems.

Airport Transfers

If you arrive on the first day of the program, the ESAC Program Directors will meet you at the Prague Airport and transport you safely to your residence hall.

On-site Orientation

You’ll take part in an on-site orientation session at the beginning of the program. The ESAC Program Directors will provide you with helpful advice and tips for living in Prague and review the schedule of activities for the program.

Transportation Pass

Students will be given “Prague Public Transport Ticket” for entire stay. This way students can explore and enjoy the city to the fullest extent.

Site Visits and Networking

You’ll visit such companies like Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Deloitte, KAP Environmental Firm, Herald Brewery, Ernst & Young, and more. During your site visits you’ll meet many influential domestic and international business contacts.

Amazing Race

An overnight stay in a medieval village in Bohemia is also included. Students will stay in a hotel overlooking the panorama of this historical village. Students will be divided into teams and given the name of a hotel in this village. The teams must follow the clues to find this city and the hotel and will compete against each other to arrive first in the town. Students must then follow more clues from their hotel to locate their advisors and the winning team receives a prize!

Cultural Events

Weekend trips include castle and church visits, picnics, wine tasting, and film nights.

Optional Excursion to Vienna

There will be a four-day excursion to Vienna, Austria. This trip will include transportation to Vienna, overnight accommodation with breakfast, local public transportation pass, guided city tour, visit to the Foreign Ministry and group dinner in traditional Austrian restaurant. The cost of this optional trip is US$550.

Health Insurance

You’ll be provided with a short-term accident and sickness medical plan that is designed especially for students studying abroad.

What You'll Need

Spending Money

Prague is an affordable European city to live in. You will need to bring spending money for personal items, entertainment, additional travel, and meals (on the weekends).

Round-Trip Airfare

Student travel agencies provide great deals on airfare to Prague. The average round-trip ticket costs around $800.