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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 05, 2017
Late applications will be considered on an individual basis.
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