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Study Abroad | Prague

Czech Republic | University of Economics (VŠE) | Spring 2023
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Overview

Spend a semester or academic year in the charming, cosmopolitan city of Prague, Czech Republic, with AIFS! Choose from a range of course options at the University of Economics, an internationally renowned business school with EQUIS accreditation. Home to almost 20,000 students, the campus is located in the center of Prague within walking distance of many historical sites and enchanting cafés.

What’s Included

The AIFS inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site and upon-return services to help students make the most of their time abroad.

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  • Tuition

    Up to 12 semester credits

  • Courses

    Wide variety of courses available; taught in English

  • Housing

    Student residence hall

  • Meals

    European-style breakfast Monday to Friday

  • Excursions & Day Trips

    2-day excursion to Moravia and day trips to places like Mariánské Lázně, Munich and Český Krumlov and Plzeň

  • Cultural & Social Activities

    A wide range of AIFS-organized cultural activities and social events to enrich your experience

  • On-Site Resident Director

    to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program

  • Health & Safety

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance

  • Personal/Professional Development

    Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network

  • Green Initiative

Additional Options & Opportunities

  • AIFS Flight Package

    Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways

    Airport transfers to and from campus

  • Excursions

    Kraków and Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland (3 days)

    Hiking in Northern Bohemia (2 days) spring semester only

Program Details: Study Abroad | Prague Central and Eastern European Studies

Dates

February 4, 2023May 12, 2023

Term

Spring

Application Deadlines

October 1, 2022

Inclusive Fees

$13,495

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Eligibility

Open to Sophomore, Junior, Senior College Students

Minimum of 2.5 GPA

Additional requirements may vary by course selection. See Academic section below.

Visa Requirements

A visa may be required for this program. Please contact your advisor or log into your portal for more information.

Areas of Interest

  • Business
  • Czech Language
  • Finance
  • Foreign Language
  • History
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Political Science
  • Psychology

Academics

AIFS Abroad offers a unique global educational experience for students on this program, with the following academic options available:

The University of Economics, Prague (VŠE) is the largest public university of economics in the Czech Republic. Currently, almost 20,000 students attend. It is considered one of the best business schools in Central and Eastern Europe. The Faculty of Business Administration has EQUIS accreditation. 

VŠE provides its students with a high-quality study environment. The university library provides more than 430,000 books, 330 journals and access to numerous electronic databases. Students may use hundreds of computer stations on campus, a wireless network, or the modern Integrated Study Information System. 

  • Business
  • Czech Language
  • Finance
  • Foreign Language
  • History
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Political Science
  • Psychology

With professional insight and instruction by native Czech professors and business professionals, the Central and East European Studies Program, taught in English, reviews the past and investigates the present and future of the developing economies, societies, politics, and languages of Central and Eastern Europe. 

Depending on class schedules you may also have the opportunity to register in regular university courses taught in English (from fields such as economics, finance, marketing, trade, etc.) allowing you to immerse yourself in the community of Czech students at the University of Economics as well as improving your general academic background. 

Each CESP course is 52 contacts hours and carries a recommended 3 credits. Students can take up to 4 courses. Extra courses can be added for an additional fee. Contact your Program Advisor for details. 

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Living Abroad

Student Residence Hall

Live with other AIFS and international students conveniently located within easy reach of stores, restaurants and the tram station/public transport.

  • Shared double room (some single rooms may be available on request)
  • Shared bathroom and kitchenette
  • Shared kitchen on each floor
  • Dormitory Assistant
  • 24-hour security
  • Laundry facilities, and gym on-site

Meals

European-style breakfast included Monday to Friday

Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Prague.

Architecture

Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” Prague is known for its Old Town Square which is at the heart of its historic core. The city is lined with colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and is home to the largest castle in the world.

History

Dating back to the ninth century, the Prague Castle spans an impressive 18 acres and is home to stunning cathedrals, chapels, royal palaces and gorgeous ornamental gardens.

Attractions

Two famous attractions you’ll find in Prague include a graffiti wall devoted to John Lennon and the famous Astronomical Clock on the Old Town Square.

AIFS in Prague Resident Director, Academic Year and Semester Programs

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Renata Sluneckova

Hello everybody, I am sending you my best wishes from Prague, my home for more than 20 years. I received my Masters degree from Palackého University in Olomouc, Czech Republic and before joining AIFS in 2014 I worked for the Open Media Institute in Prague, the partner organization of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, making local arrangements for BBC film crews and for journalists based in Prague.

My experience of living in different parts of the Czech Republic means I am a great resource for you when you are in Prague. You will find me in the AIFS office, right in the center of the city, a short walk from the university classroom buildings and the main attractions of this most beautiful city.

In addition to excursions a cultural calendar of weekly activities and social events is included in your program. These activities will include both typical tourist sites and attractions and lesser known visits which take advantage of the expert knowledge of our local AIFS staff and give you a more authentic and insightful view of Czech life. Typical activities, tours and visits include:

  • Visit to a Bohemian glasswork factory
  • A boat cruise on the Vltava River
  • Prague city walks focusing on different neighborhoods
  • Visits to the Jewish Museum, synagogues and cemetery
  • Opera, theater, ballet and concert visits
  • Sports events such as hockey and soccer games
  • Yoga sessions and climbing
  • Visits to famous Prague cafés
  • Czech Buddy program offered through the university’s Erasmus Student network in addition to AIFS Buddy Program
  • Czech cooking class
  • Events such as concerts, festivals and markets which take you off the tourist trail to venues attended by Czech locals
  • Castle trips and day trips to other towns and days out in the countryside including hiking trips
  • Czech related and seasonal events such as Easter or Halloween activities, Czech Christmas cookie baking and folklore crafts

You may be asked to pay a small supplementary fee for some events.

Excursions

This program offers a range of excursions that will take you outside Prague and deepen your social, historical and cultural understanding of the Czech Republic. 

Buildings in Moravia, Czech Republic.

Moravia

Tour a seasonal selection of the following: an inhabited cloister in Tišnov, Napoleon battle site in Austerlitz, wine country, central Mikulov town, Lednice park and castle, Historic Slavkov town, Brno, Gregor Mendel’s Garden and Museum, the Ossuary at St. James’ Church and the Moravian Karst cave complex. Includes round-trip transportation, accommodations, select entrance fees and all meals. Dinner at Vinný sklep U Vrbů, a family-run winery in Hustopeče. 

  • Czech Republic
  • 2 Days
  • Included in Program fee for Session B Only
A horse carriage on a street in Kraków, Poland.

Kraków and Auschwitz-Birkenau

Sightseeing tours of Market Square, Wawel Castle, Podgorze District, Wieliczka Salt Mine, and the Jewish Quarter, Kazimierz. Guided visit to the former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, now a memorial and museum. Free time to explore Kraków. Includes round-trip transportation, accommodations and daily breakfast. 

  • Poland
  • 3 Days
  • $375
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Bohemian Switzerland National Park

Hike, visit scenic viewpoints, reach the highest peak in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains (Děčínský Sněžník), and see the iconic Pravčická Brána, the largest natural arch in Europe. Includes round-trip transportation, accommodations, breakfast and lunch. 

  • Czech Republic
  • 2 Days
  • $265
Czech Spa Town Experience.

Czech Spa Town Experience

Spend a weekend exploring the Czech spa town of Karlovy Vary. Fee includes accommodations and transportation, breakfast, access to an indoor pool, tours of the ancient spring and Becher museum, and more.

  • Czech Republic
  • 2 Days
  • TBA
Barcelona,Spain
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A view of Prague.

Social identity & access

One of the best things you can do before departure is enter into the journey knowing that your time abroad will be unique to this experience. The resources, community, and support available to you when abroad will likely be different as well. In order to help you prepare for your experience, we have compiled many resources about social identity and access in specific locations abroad. Your program staff will also provide you with more details pre-departure and during orientation.

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Important Dates & Deadlines

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Details

  • Early Application Deadline*
  • Application Deadline
    October 1, 2022
  • Deposit Deadline
    November 1, 2022
  • Scholarship Deadline
    October 1, 2022
  • Optional Departure Flight from US***
    February 3, 2023
  • Program Begins
    February 4, 2023
  • Program Ends
    May 12, 2023
  • Optional Return Flight to US***
    May 13, 2023
  • *** Included for students on AIFS flight package.

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Ready to Study Abroad in Prague?

For more dates or questions, contact your program consultant:
(203) 399-5163 or email: studyabroad@aifs.com