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
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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 a lot about the history and culture of Central Europe. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
July 05, 2018 Memorable
Different cultures throughout Europe - Middlebury College View Entire Review
July 02, 2018 It Was Fun
learned how to adjust to new environments - Charles University View Entire Review
June 28, 2018 I Peaked Abroad.
Gained an insight into foreign cultures. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
February 14, 2018 Awesome
The love for travel - Middlebury College View Entire Review
February 01, 2018 Profound Experience
Experienced a whole new culture/way of life - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 12, 2018 Prague Is Awesome
awesome to travel - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 18, 2017 Best Semester Ever
I learned so much knowledge about places I never expected to ever visit. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned about how to navigate different cultures and overall had an amazing time. - 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
July 06, 2018 The Peak!
I learned so much in my time abroad. I also was given time to explore my surroundings and enjoy myself. I made new friends too. I would do it again in a heart beat. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
World view and experiences I will never forget. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Super worthwhile, gained a lot of knowledge about Eastern Europe and also learned a lot about how I can be independent and navigate a foreign country. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was a worldly experience, I gained confidence in traveling and meeting new people, a great knowledge of czech culture and european history, and I will forever love of Europe and can't wait to be back! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
February 16, 2018 What A Time!
definitely - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a new sense of independence and met so many new people. It was beyond worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
The amount of self-confidence you gain from thriving in a totally different country is unparalleled. I feel like I grew a lot from these experiences. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 02, 2018 Amazing! Love Prague!
Learned a lot about my self/how to live completely independently in a new city. 100% worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 16, 2017 Prague Is Dope
It felt wonderful to meet with locals and get to know the city from their perspective. Try to get to find the hidden gems. It is worthwhile. - Syracuse University View Entire Review

About

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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