IFSA Reimagining Europe in Prague

Prague, Czech Republic

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Term
Language of Instruction

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 Students are strongly encouraged to apply with a valid passport by October 1 to allow for additional visa processing time
Min. GPA for Consideration:
2.5
Typical Credit Load:
15 -17

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 an internship in a local or international company or NGO.  Maximize your experience by connecting with IFSA's local network of academics, entrepreneurs, legal experts, Czech- and foreign-owned businesses, hacker spaces, and foreign-owned businesses.

Reimagining Europe in Prague Benefits

  • 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
  • A cutting-edge curriculum offers electives in business, graphic design, information technology, fine arts, communications and media
  • Tap into a robust local network of academics, entrepreneurs, legal experts, Czech- and foreign-owned businesses, hacker spaces and NGOs
  • Jump start your career journey with an internship in the heart of Central Europe
  • No language study is required, but we'll make sure you're ready with essential Czech skills during your first weeks onsite
  • Engage directly with Prague College's experienced international lecturers through small class sizes shared with students from over 90 countries

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

Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database — if the Reimagining Europe in Prague Program is pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.

Build your own curriculum with a combination of IFSA and Prague classes. IFSA's program classes allow you to better understand your surroundings, while three electives of your choice provide an opportunity to dive deep into your academic area of interest.

Program Classes
Essential Czech (1 U.S. semester credit hour)This 15-hour course takes place intensively during the first weeks of your 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.

Reimagining Europe (4 U.S. semester credit hours) This course introduce the historical, socio-cultural and political context of Prague as a European city before moving on to explore how current issues and the changing dynamics of European itnegration are challenging the notion of solidarity within the European Union. Through case studies, in-class discussions, guest lectures, site visits, and e-portfolios, students will consider the question: "What are the possible options available for reimagining Europe?" and ultimately demonstrate an increasingly nuanced awareness of Europe and themselves

Elective Classes
Introduction to Czech Language (4 U.S. semester credit hours) 
This course is aimed at students who wish to develop a level of competence in contemporary Czech language sufficient for basic communication and comprehension

Internship and Methodology Seminar (3 U.S. semester credit hours) Individually tailored internships are supported by a group seminar that prepares students to understand expectations, set personal objectives, identify and strengthen specific skills, critically reflect on their progress, share experiences, and learn from one another throughout the summer. A focus on the application of theory to practice supports students as they develop a deeper understanding of themselves and their goals, their professional areas, as well as Czech work culture. In this seminar, students gain real work experience while developing intercultural agility-skills and experiences which are critically important to personal, academic and professional success.

Exploring Community & Culture in a Global Context (3 U.S. semester credit hours) Through a creative asynchronous online format, this course facilitates active engagement with your host community, exploration of cultural identity and examination of diversity in the context of political, economic and sociocultural structures. This course is ideal for students seeking transferable skills and specific competencies for success in the global marketplace. Depending on your chosen IFSA program, this course may be taken as a part of or in addition to your full credit load. Home institution approval is required for enrollment.  

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Art and Design Foundation
Business Foundation

Computing and Cybersecurity
Creative Media Production
Fine Art Experimental Media
Graphic Design
International Management
International Finance and Accounting

Experiential Learning

Internship

Boost your resume through an individually tailored internship in Prague. An elective class, your internship is paired with a seminar that helps you reflect on your workplace experiences in a way that deepens your intercultural savvy. We identify placements with local and international small- to mid-size companies, and NGOs in areas such as social media, communications, photography, graphic design, event organization and software development based on your
personal background and goals.

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

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!

Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Jana Žalská

Resident Director, Prague

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Academic Affairs Director

Dates and Fees

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 total 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

Spring 2020

Program Dates

Program Start Date
February 3, 2020
Program End Date
June 6, 2020

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 total program fee.

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,000
Meals
$2,060
Books & Supplies
$55
Local Transportation
$45
Visa
$115
Personal Expenses
$750
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$4,025