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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August 16, 2017 Great Experience!
great cultural and educational experience - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was incredibly worthwhile. Learning is mostly about different cultures. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 18, 2017 Amazing Experience
I learned that you should atleast try and integrate into other cultures and not just assume that other people act similarly to those in your country - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Learned so much about myself and others outside of the classroom traveling the world. It is just as much about learning in class lectures as it is experiencing the nuances of each unique place. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
World perspective - Middlebury College View Entire Review
December 22, 2016 Fun
I learned a lot about myself. it was worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
October 27, 2016 Growing Experience
I learned a lot about myself. I believe I crew as an individual and also my independence grew. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
July 28, 2016 Abroad In Prague
A little Czech and a lot of fun - Middlebury College View Entire Review
July 18, 2016 A Great Semester
I learned a lot both in and outside of the classroom. Being in a foreign country where I didn't know the language taught me a lot about being independent. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Gained a sense of perspective on life in the U.S., confidence traveling internationally, and great friends. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Being at college in the U.S. and being at college in Prague have each given me totally different experiences of independence. I owe Prague for some amazing new friends, for being the perfect home base for exploring Europe (especially central and eastern Europe!), and most of all for the cultural immersion that has allowed me to ... - Wesleyan University View Entire Review
I learned how to live on my complete own, half a world away from my family and friends. I also learned how to assimilate into a very different culture, and by doing so I learned a lot about myself as a person and what I like and don't like. It also gave me a chance to look at the United States from an outsider's perspective and ... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned about different cultures, it was very worthwhile. - Tulane University View Entire Review
Extremely worthwhile. Study abroad gives you a different outlook on life in the United States. You recognize cultural differences much more, and at the same time, I appreciate those differences more. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Traveling, budgeting, European History - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Outside of school I learned an incredible amount over the course of the semester. Living and traveling in a foreign country/continent teaches someone unforgettable life lessons. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a more worldly and informed perspective on a part of the world I had little to no knowledge of. It was incredibly worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
December 28, 2016 Prague Is Great
I learned how to live on my own and that was rewarding - Middlebury College View Entire Review
So much more worldly and educated about Europe - Middlebury College View Entire Review
August 11, 2016 Prague Is Dope
I gained international traveling experience and learned to enjoy every moment of it. Going abroad is about taking advantage of every opportunity you are given: never say no when you get invited to visit a new place, or try something new! - The College of New Jersey View Entire Review
FRIENDS, PERSPECTIVE, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, FAMILY, MOST WORTHWHILE THING IVE EVER DONE - Middlebury College View Entire Review
July 07, 2016 Incredible
friendships and memories that will last a lifetime - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about being independent from living in an apartment. I really had to get out of my comfort zone. Made awesome friends that will last a lifetime as well. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A new worldview and perspective and how to live independently. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained an international perspective, studied central european studies which I never would have gotten the chance to at school, made amazing friends from all over the world, and gained a new appreciation for my home university by taking the semester away. - Columbia 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):
  • Economics
  • Western European Studies
  • European Studies
  • Russian, Central and East European Studies
  • Czech Language, Literature
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Psychology
  • History
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Communication and Media Studies
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Year Founded:
2002
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