IFSA Reimagining Europe in Prague

Prague, Czech Republic

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Term
Fall, Spring
Language of Instruction

English

Language Prerequisite

None

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: April 15
  • Spring: October 15
Min. GPA for Consideration:
2.75
Typical Credit Load:
15-16

About Reimagining Europe in Prague

Examine a Europe in transition to understand the future of business, computer science, technology, media, and Fine arts in Europe and in the world. Diversify your resume with IFSA's unique Professional Development Project research opportunity. Maximize your experience by connecting with IFSA's local network of academics, entrepreneurs, legal experts, Czech- and foreign-owned businesses, hacker spaces, and NGOs.

Reimagining Europe in Prague Benefits

  • A cutting-edge curriculum offers electives in business, graphic design, information technology, fine arts, communications and media, and a core course that explores Europe in transition 
  • Live and study in the lively city of Prague, a compelling vantage point to explore issues relevant to the Czech Republic, Europe and the world
  • Robust local network of academics, entrepreneurs, legal experts, Czech- and foreign-owned businesses, hacker spaces and NGOs 
  • Join a unique academic community of highly-qualified faculty and students from over 90 countries
  • Take part in a Professional Development Project, where you'll engage with local businesses and expand your industry knowledge 
  • Small class sizes offer the opportunity to engage directly with Prague College's experienced international lecturers
  • Students interested in studying abroad in the spring semester are strongly encouraged to apply by October 1st, to allow for additional visa processing time, please note that you will need your passport to apply for this program, as the visa documentation requires a copy of your passport

The IFSA Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at Reimagining Europe in Prague

Courses
You will take Essential Czech, This exclusive IFSA opportunity is a required, non-credit language and culture course taught intensively during the first weeks of the program. By introducing key words and phrases in the classroom—and venturing out into the city to practice them—this class also provides insights into local customs and daily life. Right from the start, you'll gain essential skills to communicate effectively and navigate in a new culture.  
You will also take the Reimagining Europe core course and three additional courses of your choice. Introduction to Czech Language is also available. All courses are worth 4 U.S. semester credits with the exception of Essential Czech.

Available Fall and Spring
 
Communications and Film Computer Science and Information Technology Graphic Design Visual and Performing Arts Interdisciplinary
  • Professional Development Project
Available Fall only

Communications and Film Computer Science and Information Technology Global Business, Innovation and Leadership Visual and Performing Arts
  • Drama (Full syllabus coming soon)
Available Spring Only

Communications and Film
  • Advanced Film and Television Studies (Full syllabus coming soon)
  • Cinematography Camera (Full syllabus coming soon)
  • Interactive Media Design and Prototyping
  • Making it in the Media
Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Algorithms and Data Structures (Full syllabus coming soon)
  • Java Programming (Full syllabus coming soon)
  • Systems Design and Data Bases
Global Business, Innovation and Leadership Graphic Design
  • 2D Animation (Full syllabus coming soon)
  • 3D Animation (Full syllabus coming soon)
Visual and Performing Arts
  • Fine Art Sound Production (Full syllabus coming soon)
  • Fine Art Video Production (Full syllabus coming soon)
  • Cinematography Camera (Full syllabus coming soon)
  • Individual Project (Full syllabus coming soon)
Experiential Learning
Professional Development Project
Learn more about your professional area of interest in this field-based learning experience. Through a combination of visits and experiences that will occur as a group, you will actively survey an industry of your choosing. The accompanying project allows you to gain experience writing a whitepaper, business plan, or research paper. 
Transcripts
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Apartment/Flat
Meals
Self-catered
Details
All students live in centrally located, fully furnished flats in Prague. Students have single bedrooms but will share a bathroom. Apartments are located in beautiful historic buildings and include a common dining area and kitchen with a microwave, refrigerator, oven and stovetop. There is no meal plan; students purchase their meals or cook for themselves.

The IFSA Team

IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!

Program Advisor

Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Resident Director, Prague

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Academic Affairs Director

Dates and Fees

Spring 2019

Program Dates

Program Start Date
January 31, 2019
Program End Date
June 8, 2019

Program Fees

Tuition
$14,375
Housing
$2,600
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$16,975
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the tuition portion of the program fee.

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,000
Meals
$2,000
Books & Supplies
$65
Local Transportation
$100
Visa
$100
Personal Expenses
$890
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$4,155

Fall 2019

Program Dates

Program Start Date
September 4, 2019
Program End Date
December 14, 2019

Program Fees

Tuition
$12,375
Housing
$2,600
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$14,975
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the tuition portion of the program fee.

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,000
Meals
$1,700
Books & Supplies
$50
Local Transportation
$90
Visa
$120
Personal Expenses
$725
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$3,685