UPCES - Study Abroad in Prague (CERGE-EI, Charles University)

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Study abroad with UPCES in Prague and experience a semester of intellectual and cultural discovery in one of Europe's most remarkable cities. UPCES is located in a historic palace in Prague's city center. An UPCES semester includes 16 academic cre... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.6
Based on 32 Reviews
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February 01, 2023 Tremendous
It was definitely worthwhile. Aside from the academics it was a really valuable experience to live in a whole new country for three months and provided me with a more worldly perspective upon returning to the United States. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 30, 2023 New Experiences!
I learned how to live independently in a foreign place. It was worthwhile and would not give it up. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned mostly about different cultures, and it was worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Learned how to acclimate to a new culture and a new lifestyle. Definitely worthwhile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 24, 2023 Life Changing!
My experience abroad was more than worthwhile. I became more independent and mature. I was able to travel Europe for three months and become immersed in a completely different culture. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
worthwhile so many memories i miss abroad so much - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 12, 2023 Amazing Praha
I learned so much about the Czech culture. It was worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Yes, I loved spending months in Prague, as the people are incredibly kind and interesting. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 05, 2023 Awesome!!!
I gained a ton of information about the city of Prague as well as European culture, history, current events, etc. I got to see a lot of the continent and had amazing travel experiences. It was extremely worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
July 29, 2022 Great Experience
Learned history/culture of many countries - Middlebury College View Entire Review
July 13, 2022 Time Of Your Life
Experience in a place where I didn't speak the same language and had to learn to be resourceful. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
July 07, 2022 Yikes
a lot. yes it was worth it - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Yes, it was definitely worthwhile. My ability to appreciate things and communicate well has gone up significantly - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 31, 2023 Life Changing
yes it was worth while - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 27, 2023 Adventure
Yes learned a lot of life skils - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned about many other cultures, and I felt like I had experienced many years of life into one semester. So many great experiences! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
How to interact with other cultures and leave the Middlebury bubble. It was super worthwhile and changed my perspective on the world. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Found my self post breakup - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained deeper relationships, a great sense of the world, and a greater understanding of European history. My experience was 100% worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 09, 2023 Go To Prague!
I became more worldly in my experiences and tastes in food and culture. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 05, 2023 Study Abroad
Learned about many european cultures I had never experienced before. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was honestly a life changing experience. To be able to live on my own in a foreign country was so cool and a huge change from American university. I loved being able to travel every weekend. I highly recommend that anyone who can go abroad, does. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned how to adjust to life in a country where I didn't understand anything. It was definitely worth it - Middlebury College View Entire Review
July 13, 2022 Great Experience
I learned a lot - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile! Learned a lot about everything - Middlebury College View Entire Review

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Study abroad with UPCES in Prague and experience a semester of intellectual and cultural discovery in one of Europe's most remarkable cities. UPCES is located in a historic palace in Prague's city center. An UPCES semester includes 16 academic credits, day and weekend trips, dozens of cultural excursions/activities, optional internships, and international classrooms. UPCES classrooms offer an opportunity to interact with students from around the globe. A typical UPCES course includes 10-15 students of several nationalities and provides a truly multicultural environment for learning. Prominent scholars from Charles University teach UPCES courses in English. Course subjects include economics, international relations, sociology, history, political science, film, literature, philosophy, and Czech language. Students from a wide variety of majors and interests will greatly benefit from the UPCES academic experience. UPCES students live in flats of their choosing with other students in the program. Flat choices are offered by the program and are located throughout the center section of Prague. Students do not just interact with the Czech people, but truly live amongst them in real Prague flats. With UPCES, students explore the cultures of Central Europe. Each semester, UPCES organizes trips to Cesky Krumlov, Litomerice, Dresden/Kutna Hora, and a 3-night trip to Krakow, Poland. UPCES also organizes a series of cultural trips within the immediate area of Prague. Czech and other European students are invited on these trips as well. UPCES students can apply for a variety of internships related to their major or personal interests through the UPCES Internship Program. Internship opportunities include a prominent legal institute, an international school, a city newspaper, and a media NGO. UPCES offers unlimited outlets for learning and personal growth, in and out of the classroom. Learn more about UPCES on our website and on Facebook. We hope you will join us for an incredible semester in Prague! UPCES Quick Facts * Building: Schebek Palace * Affiliation: Charles University * Director: Nicki Norris * Language of Instruction: English * Eligibility: minimum 3.0 GPA and Junior-standing * Cost: 9,650 USD per Semester, 18,300 USD per Year * Housing: Independent Student Apartments * Application: Online and Hard-copy * Trips: Cesky Krumlov, Litomerice, Dresden/Kutna Hora, Krakow * Internships: Teaching, Marketing, Journalism, NGO, Law Highlights 1. Students take courses under a prestigious faculty and alongside Czech and other European students. 2. Four weekend trips and dozens of local trips designed to immerse students in Central European culture. 3. Students can apply for a variety of impressive internships through the UPCES Internship Program. 4. Courses are set in a beautiful palace in the historic center of Prague. 5. Students live together in centrally-located flats of their choosing. As the leading university in the Czech Republic, Charles University boasts high quality teaching, an excellent research record and academics that are leading professionals in their disciplines. Charles University in Prague was founded in 1348 and is one of the world's oldest universities.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Russian, Central and East European Studies
  • European Studies
  • Western European Studies
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Czech Language, Literature
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • History
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Year Founded:
2002
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