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 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... A student - 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 ... A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned that even though it may be difficult, the best way to get the most out of your study abroad experience is to get outside of your comfort zone and really try to integrate yourself. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned to be responsible as a completely independent person. There is a lot of free time so you learn to be productive and find things to do without others forcing you to do things. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned how to be independent and responsible in a time where its very easy to act irresponsibly and become lazy. It's all about having fun but recognizing that you still have certain things you need to take care of. Andrew O - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Learned how to handle myself on my own in a new place. Absolutely worthwhile. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I became much more independent and learned how to better live on my own and in a city. Was SO worthwhile! Vivian C - Middlebury College View Entire Review
independence in traveling, managing a budget and navigating a foreign city. absolutely worthwhile. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
YES. Prague rules. Alicia W - Middlebury College View Entire Review
While studying abroad, I was able to visit many countries that I have never been to. This experience made me a more well-rounded and independent person. Ricki D - Tulane University View Entire Review
very interesting cultural experiences very easy to travel Christine M - Villanova University View Entire Review
Yes ! Very worthwhile! I learned how to be much more independent and easy going! I am much more culturally aware. I had never really traveled before this and it has opened my eyes. I will definitely be traveling more in the future! Sarah S - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Yes, my experience living alone in a foreign city was invaluable. Andrew E - 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. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Got to see many places I would never have seen otherwise A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
going abroad is a great experience. kyle.finck.3 - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was a lot of fun. I gained a lot of perspective from many different countries that I travelled to. It was definitely worth while A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I was able to travel a lot and see many other cultures. It was worthwhile and I loved it. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Much more confidence in doing things on my own. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Yes. I learned a lot of new information, becoming more knowledgeable about new cultures. A student - Cornell University View Entire Review
I learned to be flexible and enjoy what challenges are presented to you. A student - Tulane University View Entire Review
I loved every moment of it. the people were incredible and so was the program. Reeve W - Middlebury College View Entire Review
YES!!! best experience of my life and amazing opprotunity Paige B - Tulane University View Entire Review
Yes, it broadened my world view and made me more confident in my independence. Robert C - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Yes, I have learned more about myself and European culture than I could have ever imagined. Chase D - 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):
- Western European Studies
- European Studies
- Russian, Central and East European Studies
- Czech Language, Literature
- Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
- Liberal Arts, General Studies
- Communication and Media Studies