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
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Gained exposure to a culture and way of life other than my own, which was very worthwhile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
How to be a good traveller an d explore new places - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was worthwhile. I know have a better understanding of myself and the world around me. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was worthwhile, I learned how to be more independent. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 26, 2024 Awesome!!
I learned about various other cultures, and I learned independence. It was definitely worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Yes it was worthwhile because I gained a whole new perspective and experience on Europe. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a lot of independence and learned a lot about myself and what makes me happy. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned about myself and Europe all together. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
How to live on my own, how to navigate in a foreign country, how to live in a city, how to get past language barriers. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 20, 2023 Amazing
I learned how to really be on my own. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
June 12, 2023 Special
Best experience of my life. Learned so much about European culture as a whole and style of living. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Learn a whole new perspective on life. Completely worthwhile! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
May 23, 2023 Cheap And Fun!
Yes, good to see another way of life and take time while you still have it to experience other cultures - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Learned more about my self and how people outside of the United States Operate . Great cultural immersion . - Middlebury College View Entire Review
February 12, 2024 The Best Semester Ever
Confidence of living in a new city, and getting to see how a different part of the world works. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Just being immersed in a new culture was amazing and it was extremely worthwhile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned so much. I learned a lot about myself and how to live in a new culture. I definitely grew as a person. It was definitely worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Awesome experience that allowed for plethora of traveling at a low cost - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a more global mindset beyond what I originally had. Being able to interact with locals in a foreign country allowed me to see other sides of issues, as well as learn a new way of life. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 16, 2024 A Grateful Semester.
Yes it was worthwhile. I found what I value in life the most, saftey and stability. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Learned how to live by myself and explore new countries. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned so much about central europe and its role both in history and in current times. I didn't know very much before about this area and now I would love to come back. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
July 04, 2023 Fantastic!
I definitely became more independent and gained a stronger perspective on the world. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was worth it I learned so much about so many different cultures - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned that people view the world very differently. - 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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