Prague Summer Study Abroad Program
About Summer in Prague
What Summer in Prague has to offer
What is the academic structure of the Summer in Prague program?
What is the Professional Development Project?The Professional Development Project is a dynamic field-based learning experience that provides students with the opportunity to learn more about their professional areas of interest through structured application of theory to practice. Through a combination of visits and experiences that will occur as a group, students will actively survey an industry of their Reimagining Europe learning community. The accompanying research project encourages students to pursue individualized lines of inquiry while gaining practical knowledge of their professional areas to provide context to their learning. This combination of research and professional development gives the Professional Development Project its unique flavor.
What courses are available in the first session?
What areas of research are available as part of the Professional Development Project?
Business Skills for eCommerce
Global Business Environment
Management and Operations
Understanding and Leading Change
How many credits will I earn?
Students attending session I only will earn 4 U.S. semester credit hours, and students attending both sessions will earn a total of 8 U.S. semester credit hours.
The course preference form is not a registration form; it is a guideline to let your on-site team know which courses you are interested in taking in Prague. You should discuss your course selections with your academic advisor at your home institution and have several backup choices in mind. Accepted students will receive their provisional schedule shortly after an admissions decision is made. This schedule will be based on the courses listed on the course preference form.
What are the registration conditions?
You should also be aware that you may be charged additional fees by your home institution or host university to take or process additional credits. Taking less than a full course load may jeopardize your student status and result in personal academic repercussions and/or loss of financial aid.
How will my home university know what my classes were and what grades I received?
Is my housing included in the program fee?
Where will I live?
When will I receive my housing assignment?
Do I have to pay a housing deposit?
Can I arrange my own housing?
Population: 1.3 million
Dates & Fees
Your program end date may change due to circumstances beyond IFSA-Butler's control. We also strongly recommend that you investigate fees and penalties associated with your airline tickets in case you need to make date or route changes.
Program housing is available only until the “Program ends” date.
Summer in Prague
NEW: All participants on our 2017 Summer in Prague program will receive a guaranteed scholarship! Awards are $1,000 for Session I participants and $2,000 for Sessions I and II participants. In return, students will be expected to provide feedback about their experience and document their program with photos, videos, and reflection which will allow us to build upon the strengths of the program for future cohorts.
Summer Payment Due: May 1
Personal Cost Estimates
The above numbers are general estimates of expenses during a program abroad and are estimates based on past students' experiences at the current exchange rate. We recommend taking into account your current spending habits, the cost of living in your host country and the current exchange rate. Your IFSA-Butler program advisor can be helpful as you attempt to work on a personal budget for your experience abroad. Rates are current as of December 2016. They do not include any entertainment or vacation travel costs.
Meals are estimated based on the cost of a weekly standard grocery shop with one or two meals out. If you plan to eat out once a day or more, we recommend using a higher estimate. If you have dietary restrictions or follow a specific diet (gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, organic, etc), you may also wish to budget more due to the higher cost of specialty food items.
Student Visa: U.S. citizens studying in the Czech Republic for more than 90 days need to apply for a visa. Detailed instructions regarding Czech visas will be sent to all students upon acceptance.
Personal Miscellaneous: Covers general expenses of college life, including course supplies, photocopying, toiletries, snacks, personal care, etc.
Commuting: Estimates are for transportation between housing and university. Transportation for personal or recreational purposes is not included in the above estimates.
All costs are in U.S. dollars.
Meet Your IFSA-Butler Team
IFSA-Butler has a dedicated team of staff who are here to help students prepare for their program in Prague:
Program Advisor Nikki Bruckmann assists with the application process and is here to answer program, cultural and academic questions before departure. Nikki can be reached at the email link above or at 800-858-0229, extn. 4257. Nikki studied abroad as an undergrad. Being completely inspired by the personal impact of her experience, Nikki continued to work for the program as a service learning assistant, preparing students for their predeparture and assisting them while abroad. After graduation, Nikki spent a year living and working abroad and returned home to obtain her masters in Social and Cultural Anthropology. Nikki is passionate about higher education, culture and study abroad.
Student & Parent Services Manager Donnetta Spears is available to both students and parents for travel questions and information. Donnetta has worked with IFSA-Butler since 2000, and she has traveled through parts of Europe, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand. As the mother of 4 college students (including one who studied abroad on an IFSA-Butler program), she has a deep understanding of the ins-and-outs of study abroad from a parent perspective. Donnetta can be reached at the email link above or at 317-940-4252.
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