Finance, Psychology, International Relations, Business, English, Media, IT Managment: At a Glance

University: University of New York in Prague/Empire State College
Fields of Study: Psychology, Business Administration, Communications & Mass Media, International Economic Relations, IT, English Language and Literature
Dates: February 05, 2017 to June 09, 2017 - Spring
September 15, 2017 to February 09, 2018 - Fall
September 15, 2017 to May 25, 2018 - Academic Year
June 04, 2017 to July 07, 2017 - Summer
July 07, 2017 to August 04, 2017 - Summer 2
Credit: 12-15 - Spring
12-15 - Fall
24-30 - Academic Year
3-6 - Summer
3-6 - Summer 2
Deadlines: November 30, 2016 - Spring
June 16, 2017 - Fall
June 16, 2017 - Academic Year
April 07, 2017 - Summer
June 09, 2017 - Summer 2
Price: $11,500 - Spring
$11,500 - Fall
$23,000 - Academic Year
$3,600 - Summer
$3,600 - Summer 2
Housing: Apartment
Minimum Age: 18

Program Highlights:

Spend a summer, semester or academic year in Prague and transfer college credit to your major!

Study Abroad Czech Republic invites you to study in the enchanting city of Prague. This program takes place at the University of New York in Prague/Empire State College (UNYP/ESC). Many of your classes will transfer directly to your major at your home university.

The University:

The University of New York in Prague (UNYP) is a fully accredited university that offers American BA and MA degrees. Its BA degrees are awarded by the State University of New York, Empire State College (SUNY/ESC), which is part of the State University of New York system (the largest public university system in the US) and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education. UNYP is one of the top ranking English-language higher education institutions in Central Europe. At UNYP you can take courses in psychology, business administration, communications & mass media, international economic relations, English language and literature, IT and others. Many of your classes will transfer directly to your major at your home university. The university offers both semester and summer programs.

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:

UNYP/ESC offers a wide variety of courses, which are all taught in English. All courses follow the American model of education, so you can be sure that you’re getting the highest level of teaching while abroad. The structure and teaching style will be very similar to your courses in the US or Canada. Most courses are worth 3 credits each.

Semester/academic year students take 4-5 classes per semester. You can earn between 12 and 15 credits each semester. For the whole academic year you can earn between 24 and 30 credits!

Summer students generally take 1 class for 3 credits. You can take another 3-credit course for an additional fee. Please contact us for prices.

Sample Course Listing

UNYP Czech Language Course (All Levels) - Credits: 3

UNYP/PSY Social Psychology - Credits: 3

UNYP/PSY History and Systems of Psychology - Credits: 3

UNYP/BUS International Business - Credits: 3

UNYP/BUS Microeconomics - Credits: 3

UNYP/COM Communication among Cultures - Credits: 3

UNYP/COM Communication Theories - Credits: 3

UNYP/IR European Integration - Credits: 3

UNYP/IR International Conflict and Security - Credits: 3

UNYP/LIT British & American Poetry of the 20th c. - Credits: 3

UNYP/LIT Contemporary Issues in Literature - Credits: 3

Finance, Psychology, International Relations, Business, English, Media, IT Managment - Credits:

UNYP/IT Databases in the Enterprise - Credits: 3

UNYP/IT Management Information Systems - Credits: 3

Transfer Credit:

The University of New York in Prague is a fully accredited university, whose BA degrees and classes are validated by the State University of New York, Empire State College (SUNY/ESC). With prior approval of your advisor, the courses should seamlessly transfer back to your home university. Before applying it’s important to speak with the study abroad advisor at your home institution to obtain pre-approval for your courses and determine how many credits you’ll receive. Every educational institution has different policies about transferring credit, so we encourage you to follow your institution’s regulations.

After completing the program, we’ll send your registrar or study abroad advisor an official transcript with the course titles, credit hours, and grades. Your university will need this transcript to transfer credit.

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 a certificate of enrollment or any other documents that your university might require.

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

Application Deadline(s):

November 30, 2016 - Spring

June 16, 2017 - Fall

June 16, 2017 - Academic Year

April 07, 2017 - Summer

June 09, 2017 - Summer 2

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

Meet a Diverse Student Body

At UNYP there are over 700 students from over 60 different countries along with over 90 instructors from 16 countries.

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, etc.

Prices

  • $11,500 - Spring
  • $11,500 - Fall
  • $23,000 - Academic Year
  • $3,600 - Summer
  • $3,600 - Summer 2

What's Included

Tuition and Fees

The program includes full tuition and fees at the University of New York in Prague/Empire State College.

Official Transcript

Two months after completing the program, we’ll send your home university an official transcript from University of New York in Prague/Empire State College. This allows you to transfer credit back to your university (with prior approval from your advisor). The transcript contains the course title, grade, and credit hours for each course.

Housing

During the program you’ll share an apartment with other students. All apartment locations are chosen with careful consideration given to students’ needs. These include cleanliness, proximity to the school, public transportation access and convenience of the location with regards to stores.

On-site Program Director

Throughout the program, you’ll receive on-site support from the Program Director. The director will meet you at the airport, lead the orientation session, organize activities, and be available 24-hours a day.

Airport Transfers

In order to make your arrival go smoothly, your Program Director will meet you at Prague International Airport. He/she will take you in a taxi to your apartment and help you move in. At the end of the program, the Director will also take you to the airport before departure.

In-country Orientation

You’ll take part in a 2-day orientation session at the beginning of the program. The Program Director will provide you with helpful advice and tips for living in Prague, review the schedule of activities for the program, distribute cell phones, and teach a survival Czech class.

Use of a Pre-Paid Cell Phone

During the orientation session you’ll be provided with a cell phone and a number of initial minutes. You’ll be responsible for recharging your phone with minutes. A cell phone is a great way to keep in touch with your friends and family back home. Also, text messaging is a popular and economical way to communicate with your friends in Prague.

Transportation Pass

To help you travel smoothly around Prague, we’ll provide you with a transportation pass that can be used on all buses, trams, and the subway.

Activities & Excursions

Activities and excursions will be planned throughout the program. These activities are designed to help you get to know Prague and the Czech culture better. Some sample activities include: a tour of Prague, museum trips, art galleries, bowling, films, concerts, and many more. For summer students, there will be a weekend trip to Dresden, Germany. For semester students, there will be weekend trips to Vienna, Austria and Dresden, Germany. The university also organizes student activities, such as a debating club, psychological society, and sports activities. So there will be plenty of opportunities to get involved in student life.

Health Insurance

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

Fitness Club Membership

The university provides free access to designated local gyms for a variety of fitness activities, including weight lifting, aerobics, spinning, and swimming.

International Student Identity Card

All students are issued a complimentary International Student Identity Card (ISIC), which gives you great student discounts on airfare, rail passes, accommodation, sightseeing, food, shopping and more. Over 40,000 discounts are available around the world!

What You'll Need

Meals

Meals are not included, but you will have a kitchen available in your apartment so that you can cook your own meals. Food is very affordable in Prague. Many students also like to eat out. There are small cafes and quaint restaurants close to UNYP for you to enjoy.

Spending Money

Prague is an affordable European city to live in. You will need to bring spending money for food, personal items, additional travel, and entertainment.

Round-trip Airfare to Prague

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

Textbooks

Generally textbooks are much cheaper in the Czech Republic and professors use a lot of readers and photo copies rather than expensive books. You should plan on bringing $100 per term for books.

Pre-paid Phone Cards for Your Cell Phone

At the beginning of the program you will be provided with a Czech cell phone and an initial amount of minutes (ca. $30). During the program you will need to purchase your own phone cards to refill your minutes. Your Program Director will show you where to buy these.