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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very interesting cultural experiences very easy to travel - 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! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Yes, my experience living alone in a foreign city was invaluable. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and learned to be a more flexible and outgoing person. Because of this semester I really found my love of traveling and would love to be able to either study or work abroad again! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review Prague Rocks!
Definitely. Going abroad puts a great perspective on life in the US and school at home. It also provides for a lot of good, some weird, experiences that you are not going to get anywhere else. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Yes - Middlebury College View Entire Review
After my experience, I think every student who has the opportunity to study abroad should seize it. Even if you don't get everything you expect out of it, you will still learn so much about yourself as an individual. Since returning, I have spent a lot of time figuring out how to go back and where else I would like to explore ne... - Tulane University View Entire Review
My study abroad was most certainly worthwhile. I gained the ability and understanding on how to get around any city anywhere in the world, while using public transportation, without a hiccup. Prior to going aboard I couldn't even read a map and had only used the NY Metro for one summer. I now have the confidence to enter any ci... - Tulane University View Entire Review
Past Review
Very worthwhile. - Tulane University View Entire Review
Yes, it broadened my world view and made me more confident in my independence. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Yes, I have learned more about myself and European culture than I could have ever imagined. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Yes, I learned a lot about European life and culture that I would not have been able to learn otherwise. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I am glad I went to Prague, and had a very fun and interesting semester. Sometimes, though, I wish I'd gone somewhere like South Africa or India. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Yes it was. It allowed me to grow and become a lot more independent. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Absolutely, would recommend everyone go somewhere outside of their comfort zone. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
being in a foreign country for an extended period of time is something that everyone should experience - Ithaca College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CERGE-EI: Prague - Charles University
I gain the abilities to travel anywhere and confidence to go anywhere with people and by myself. I saw that the world is alot smaller than we believed as americans and that we are the same - Tulane University 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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