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 4.7
Based on 86 Reviews
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July 29, 2019 Disney Land
Yes, I learned so much about myself, and made some extremely deep friendships. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
May 22, 2019 Prague Rocks
Learned a ton about central and Eastern Europe that I never knew. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
February 21, 2019 The Time Of My Life
I learned to always be open to new experiences. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
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January 28, 2019 Run It Back
Worthwhile? Absolutely. I learned about myself and the world. I learned how to make decisions for myself. I learned how to live and work well with a group in difficult situations. I learned how to make the most of opportunities. I learned how to maintain a positive attitude. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
So much. Cant sum it up in one review haha. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a new language and I gained the ability to transition very quickly in new places. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
December 27, 2018 Marvelous
Very worthwhile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
December 22, 2018 Unbelievable Experience
I learned how to travel efficiently and be patient with other people during stressful times - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I grew a lot as an individual and my ability to do things on my own. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 18, 2018 Legendary
It was definitely worth while. I learned a lot about the European Union in both of my economics classes, learned the beginning stages of a new language and got to experience different aspects of European Culture. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
August 05, 2018 Prague Was Fun.
I learned about Central European culture as well as the affect that the Soviet Union had on Eastern and Central Europe. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Exposure to unfamiliar culture. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
July 16, 2018 Epic
To be independent and yes - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned about different cultures, specifically the culture in the Czech Republic. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
February 24, 2019 Waiting For Tomorrow
I learned the importance of trying new things in life, even if it makes you somewhat uncomfortable at first. I gained many close friends. Very worthwhile - could've stayed for a second semester. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
February 12, 2019 Trip Of A Lifetime
Very worthwhile. I learned to find comfort in uncertainty. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 24, 2019 Fun!
yes learned so much lots of independence defs worthwhile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 07, 2019 Blissful
I learned a lot about international travel, particularly in cities as well as a ton of history of Eastern Europe. I have a new understanding of foreign cultures, and getting an immersive feel for individuals living in other areas of the world expanded my horizons. I feel more confident living alone in a city and gained a new per... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
December 30, 2018 Amazing
I learned a lot about different cultures and experienced various cultural events. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
December 27, 2018 Best Semester Ever!!!!!
Learned a lot about Czech culture. Extremely worthwhile experience. Great to live on your own in a big city. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot, it is impossible to put into a short description but I would definitely say it was worth while. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. I was able to explore the world in a way I never had before. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
August 31, 2018 Great
Yes - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned how to be independent and so far it's been really helpful. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a lot of experience just simply living in a city. I had never lived in a city or in an apartment on my own/with students my age so cooking, navigating, being safe was all a new and great experience. Also, traveling on my own and so often was also a great life experience. - 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
  • Economics
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Czech Language, Literature
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Year Founded:
2002
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