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IFSA - Summer in Prague
Prague, Czech Republic (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Summer
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Lang. of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Class Standing: 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior Housing: Apartments
Program Type: Off-Campus Study Areas of Study: Business, Computer Science, Czech Language & Literature, Economics, European Studies, Finance, History, Human Resources Management, International Business, Management, Political Science, Sociology
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Summer in Prague
Geotag  Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is one of Central Europe’s oldest gems, but also one of its rising stars. Home to innovation, art and creativity, Prague is the gateway to the “new Europe” within the Czech Republic and neighboring Germany and Austria. The city’s train stations, bus networks, and airport make Prague an ideal base from which to explore Europe. With a plethora of cafés, cathedrals, and museums, there is no shortage of local wonders to experience in Prague, and an excellent public transportation system allows you to traverse the city with ease.

As a nation that has successfully transitioned from communist rule to a stable democratic government, the Czech Republic stands out as a modern political and economic success story in Central Europe. Experience this cultural and historic treasure for yourself!

Explore your interests and discover new passions in the lively and affordable European capital city of Prague. With easy access to surrounding countries, Prague is perfectly positioned for a wide range of academic opportunities as well as travels, making it the ideal location for your summer abroad. The start-up culture of the city lends itself to class topics in computer science, business, and cybersecurity, plus Session 2 participants may select from an array of Prague College classes.

During your Summer in Prague, customize your study abroad experience by taking a single class during the four-week Session 1 or take a single class at Prague College during the four-week Session 2. You can also extend your studies by enrolling in both Session 1 and Session 2. Combine study with an internship by enrolling in Summer in Prague Session 1 followed by the eight-week Summer Internship in Prague program. 

Session 1 Classes
  • Issues in Cybersecurity in Start-ups
  • Project Team Management in Innovation Companies
Session 2 Classes
Through IFSA’s partnership with Prague College, you can enroll alongside students from around the world in featured classes from the schools of Business, Art & Design, and Media & Information Technology. Past offerings are listed below.
  • Culture, Values, and Business
  • Digital Photography
  • Financial Crime
  • Inclusion and Diversity in the Workplace
  • Morality, Business, and Society
  • Studio Painting
  • Understanding and Leading Change
  • Web Design and Development
Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database – if Summer in Prague is pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.

Please visit Summer in Prague for complete class descriptions and syllabi. 

Program activities are designed to enhance your intercultural competence by developing your understanding of the local culture and people. They are optional, but they are included in your total program fee. Activities vary each term based on availability, but previous events have included:
  • Tour of Historic Prague: Let yourself be smitten by the beautiful historic downtown and learn about the story of a nation throughout 700 years of history.
  • Farmer’s Market: Join the social event of Saturday market shopping among locals, partly guided, partly for you to explore the smells, sounds, shapes, and colors of local products. And, of course, there’ll be a tasting!
  • Prague’s Story through Architecture: Your first dip into the local history will prepare you for wandering the streets of Prague with new appreciation and cultural awareness.
  • Cookout with Czech Peers: It is hard to meet Czechs among the tourist crowds of summertime. This activity is a great opportunity for you to do just that – and get a few tips and insights from locals. Plus, you’ll fall in love with chlebícky (open-faced sandwiches).
IFSA excursions are included in your total program fee and though these are optional, most students choose to participate. Excursions vary each term based on availability.
  • Karlštejn Castle Tour: Just an hour outside of Prague, explore this jewel of a 14th century gothic castle and spend the day enjoying the countryside.
  • Scenic Brewery Visit: Enjoy a short hike in Prague’s countryside to visit a brewery and tour one of the stars of the traditional beer-making industry (Únetice)!
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Using CHART, you’ll be able to see which classes abroad fit easily into your academic plan. You can also see which classes your home institution has already approved to guarantee that your credits will align.
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  • Administrative Fees and Applications Fees
  • Airport Pickup
  • Activities and Excursions (including transportation and meals)
  • Guaranteed Housing
  • International Medical Insurance
  • Internet Access in Housing
  • Internship, Directed Research, and Volunteer Opportunities (on many programs)
  • Meals (on some programs)
  • Official Transcript with U.S. Credit Translation
  • On-site Orientation
  • On-site Staff Support (including in-person meetings and emergencies)
  • Pre-arrival Advising
  • Tuition

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