Summer in Business and Economics, Prague is a perfect blend of academics, social activities, and rich cultural opportunities. Spend your summer studying Central and East European economies and culture while living in one of Europe's most beautiful, historic cities.
Get excited about:
- A compelling European capital – Prague has always been a major tourist destination, and it’s no wonder. The city boasts thrilling history, magnificent architecture, a thriving nightlife, and a dynamic arts scene.
- Academically-focused summer program – While focusing on Central and East European economies, you’ll gain a true international perspective when you study in Prague.
- Vibrant campus life – The International Student Office, in conjunction with the “Buddy System,” plans all kinds of activities that get you truly involved on campus and in your new city. Activities include a language exchange, parties, domestic and international trips, and sports.
Summer in Business and Economics, Prague takes place at the University of Economics. The University has developed a unique program specifically for international visitors. It lets you experience the dynamic conditions in Central Europe through the professional insights and instruction of native Czech professors and business professionals. Courses are available in business practicalities, politics, and business communication. Summer in Business and Economics, Prague offers one 4-week summer session.
All students should consult with their academic advisor regarding course planning. Any course equivalencies must be approved by the corresponding Valpo department head (i.e. History Department will need to approve any history course taken abroad in order to transfer the credit back to Valpo).
- Gain a solid understanding of economics in Central Europe when you study in Prague
- Live with other international students in University residence halls
- Easy access to other European countries
- Vibrant campus community with weekly activities for all students
- Live in one of Europe’s most beautiful capital cities!
Your summer in Prague will begin with a detailed orientation. You’ll get all the information you need about studying and living in Prague. During the summer, you’ll have extensive opportunities to participate in activities with Czech and international students. You’ll have access to the campus gym and get a free pass to the Olsanka Sports Centre, that has a pool! The Central and East European Studies program plans one trip during the summer.
The Buddy System plans lots of trips within the Czech Republic, plus international trips, language-exchange activities, parties, and sports activities. Also, Prague is a very vibrant city, with many places to grab a coffee and a delicious pastry (famous in Prague) with your new friends. This city is truly a wonderful place to spend your summer abroad.
Program dates for Summer 2017 are June 8 - July 14th.
During your summer abroad in Prague, you will live in university residence halls located about a 20-minute tram ride away from the campus, and also 20 minutes away from the Prague city center. You’ll share a bedroom in a 3-room flat, where you will have roommates from the Czech Republic and other countries as well. Pillows, quilts, and bed linens are all provided for you, along with a shared bathroom, kitchen, electric hot plate, and a fridge. There’s a laundry center, TV rooms, and a fitness center in each dorm building. A meal plan is not included, but student meals are very reasonably priced. You’ll also get access to the university’s computer network and high-speed internet from your apartment.
Application Requirements and Deadlines:
Applicants must have at least a sophomore standing.
Applicants to this program have 2 applications to complete: Valpo and CISabroad.
- The Valpo deadline to apply to Summer 2017 programs is March 1st, 2017. Click the Apply Now button at the top right of this page to begin the Valpo application.
- The CISabroad deadline to apply to Summer 2017 is April 1st. Click here to start the CISabroad application.
Please refer to the budget sheet above.
Students are able to work with financial aid to help with the cost of the program. Scholarships are also available.
Out of Pocket Expenses
Students will be responsible for purchasing their own airfare. Flights will be discussed at length during orientation.
The estimate for spending money will vary greatly depending on personal spending habits. Personal expenses include personal items, additional personal travel, meals, shopping, and other activities. The estimate found on the budget sheet is based on average spending. Students should consider their individual spending habits when estimating their personal expenses for the program.
Program Contact Information:
Nicole Hughes - Study Abroad Advisor
Office: Gandhi-King Center, Union 2nd floor
Book an Advising Appointment: nicolehughes.youcanbook.me
Apply for a Passport:
Passports need to be valid for at least 6 months past the program's end date. Information on how to apply for a passport can be found here