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 13, 2014 Wonderful Experience.
I learned how to be in an environment that I had no experience in before. No language skills. - Charles University View Entire Review
July 27, 2014 Unbelievable.
Truly eye opening experience. Traveling around europe and making close friends is something I highly recommend. Could not have had a better experience on this program. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned so much about the Czech culture plus the intangibles about going abroad. These are the most valuable part as you learn things about yourself that you had not known before!!! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
July 07, 2014 Unbelievable
Absolutely worthwhile, I would literally do anything to go back...learn a lot about yourself and how to live on your own while also appreciating the beauty of numerous different countries and how people live outside of the United States. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
so much fun great friends deep understanding of Prague tons of travel - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned how to get by on my own and to experience things outside of my comfort zone. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained so much knowledge about Europe and European culture, and also learned a lot about myself and opened my eyes to the rest of the world! It was definitely worth while - Middlebury College View Entire Review
February 03, 2014 Dobry Den
learned a ton about myself and the world - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 27, 2014 Great Experience
I learned how to live on my own in another country - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 23, 2014 Very Eye Opening
I learned that Europe is nothing like the US - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 05, 2014 Praha Je Moc Fajn.
The significance of culture and history and travel. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with UPCES - Study Abroad in Prague (CERGE-EI, Charles University)
I learned how to be adaptable to new or unfamiliar situations. It is important to let yourself try new experiences and to set outside of your comfort zone. The best way to take advantage of this program is to say yes to every program activity and to every travel opportunity available to you. These pursuits and throwing myself in... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a new perspective on life and culture. After spending spring semester absorbing the European culture, my career and living plans have changed. There are so many "characters" in Prague that it seems like everyone is comfortable being who they want to be. Gender and age barriers don't exist as much. Social status and the ... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about my self, and another part of the world. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
July 20, 2014 Go To Prague
Prague is a fantastic city with access to Europe. Go! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
July 08, 2014 Awesome
little bit of czech and yes - Middlebury College View Entire Review
June 17, 2014 Wish I Didnt Go
I found what i want in life - Middlebury College View Entire Review
March 10, 2014 Prague
I loved traveling Europe and seeing all of the amazing cities while visiting friends. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I am happy that I chose to go to Prague because I was somewhat naive to its eastern European aspect and the environment that I lived in there definitely gives me a totally different perspective on America and our history. If I had to reconsider what program I would go on, I think that I would have also looked into Copenhagen or ... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
February 10, 2014 Awesome
100% worthwhile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
There is no substitute for personal experience. The places you go, things you learn, and people you will meet will make it absolutely worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 27, 2014 The Best.
It was so worthwhile. Do it. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was amazing to see how different yet similar the European and American cultures are. It was definitely a worthwhile experience. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned how to exist in a different place other than Middlebury and be on my own. Definitely worth it! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A more cosmopolitan view of the world and a third person view of what america is really like/seen as. - 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):
  • 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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