UPCES - Study Abroad in Prague (CERGE-EI, Charles University)
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
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. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A new worldview and perspective and how to live independently. A student - 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. A student - Columbia University View Entire Review
I was able to mature by experiencing new things. Very worthwhile! A student - Tulane University View Entire Review
Very worthwhile! I gained a broader understanding of the world and Europe specifically. A student - Tulane University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about different countries and even more about living on my own. Things went wrong and you just have to learn how to adapt and make the best of it. A student - Tulane University View Entire Review
I learned the types of communities I need to situate myself in to be happy, and types I should avoid. A student - Wesleyan University View Entire Review
Traveling abroad was definitely worthwhile. I learned a lot about myself and was able to gain personal confidence around things like traveling, living alone, being in uncomfortable situations, etc. Coming back from abroad I feel more independent and ready to take on challenges! Emily B - Hobart and William Smith Colleges View Entire Review
I gained a greater understanding of a different culture and got to live in a place that is different than where I have ever lived before Joseph Z - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned many different countries cultures from traveling all over Europe. Extremely worthwhile. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I felt that I learned a lot from my experience studying abroad. The classes were all good, and travelling and living in a foreign country was a very unique experience that will definitely help me in the future. This program is definitely worthwhile! A student - Wesleyan University View Entire Review
At a very basic level, my abroad experience opened my eyes to the fact that there is an entire world of people who exist outside of our American bubble--and they are doing just fine! In fact, they do many things better than Americans do. It was beneficial for me to be the outsider, the guest, for once. It is a very humbling expe... Tim P - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Gained good sociological/historical/cultural understanding of the Czech Republic and its surrounding countries. Developed some good traveling, living, etc. skills. A student - 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 ... Lydia O - 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 ... Andrew Klarman - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned about different cultures, it was very worthwhile. Jennifer L - Tulane University View Entire Review
I learned how to live on my own and interact with people that have various pre-dispositions about me. It was more than worthwhile. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
to be flexible and take advantage of every moment Jacqueline J - Tulane University View Entire Review
Very worthwhile, I learned so much in and out of the classroom A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I became much more confident with regards to my independence. Jordan E - Wesleyan University View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile. I learned a lot about my habits and how I live in an apartment in a city with my roommate. Gregory S - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I became more independent and confident in myself. Catie H - The College of New Jersey View Entire Review
So worthwhile. Best experience of my life, and no mistake. Opened my eyes, and inspired me in so many ways, too many indeed to list within the confines of this small box. Learned about European culture, and how to live successfully in a capital city. Can't say enough about it. A student - Willamette University View Entire Review
I gained a new understanding of the different cultures that make up a good portion of the rest of the world. It was 100% worthwhile, might be the highlight of my college career. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned to be self reliant. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
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
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
- Academic Year
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