Summer in Business and Economics, Prague

Study business, economics, culture or political science while living in one of the top tourist destinations in Europe, experiencing the city in a way most visitors only dream of.

We’re dedicated to providing quality academics. Our Summer in Prague program has business and economic focused classes, all taught in English and designed for international students. 

We have a supportive staff. We know that living abroad can be a big adjustment, and our advisors-all of whom have studied or lived abroad-are on hand to help you with anything you need every step of the way! You'll be received and taken care of by our dedicated on-site staff, in addition to enjoying support from university staff.

We’re committed to being green. International flights emit a lot of carbon, so we are working to offset that through the work of our environmental partnerships around the world. We also have tips for making your personal study abroad experience more green.

Discover the unique sights, tastes, history, and hospitality that is Prague! On our Summer in Business and Economics program, you'll be able to take study abroad to the next level with true local interaction, an enchanting city, strong academics, and supportive staff.

Summer in Business and Economics is a perfect blend of academics, social activities, and rich cultural opportunities. Spend your summer studying Central and Eastern European economies and culture while living in one of Europe's most beautiful and historic cities.

You can start looking forward to:

A beautiful, historic city made for exploring - Prague is a top tourist destination due to its architectural beauty and friendly, receptive residents. Amble among Gothic buildings, stroll along the Vltava River, and pop into the city's countless restaurants that offer a cozy atmosphere. Its medium size of just over a million residents means there's plenty to explore in a summer but not too much to overwhelm.

Academically-focused summer program - The host university (University of Economics) is highly regarded for its business and economics programs. The summer study abroad program offers a program focusing largely on Europe, with courses on subjects including marketing, communications, economics, international relations, political science, international studies, history, and cultural studies.

Vibrant campus life - The University, in conjunction with its "Czech 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.

Space is limited on this program. We encourage you to apply early!

Here are just a few of the key highlights that make the Summer in Business and Economics, Prague program unique:

  • Gain a solid understanding of economics in Central Europe when you study in Prague
  • Live in one of Europe’s most beautiful capital cities
  • Vibrant campus community with weekly activities for all students
  • Robust orientation program
  • Easy access to other European countries
  • Live with other international students in University-run residence halls
  • Space is limited on this program. We encourage you to apply early!

CISabroad students enjoy a couple trips provided by the university's international program, as well as CISabroad staff. Locations vary according to students' interests.

Many of your courses will also include faculty-guided field trips. Among past trips: Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage site; Budvar brewery; spa city Karlovy Vary; famous glass factory Moser; Loket castle; and Marianské Lázně, Františkovy Lázně, and surroundings.

Study business and economics in Prague at the University of Economics. The school has a program for international students, letting you get to know the unique conditions in Central Europe with your courses and lectures by native Czech professors and business professionals. You can take courses towards your studies in marketing, communications, economics, international relations, political science, international studies, history, and cultural studies. The Summer in Business and Economics, Prague program offers one four-week summer session.

GPA required: 2.5. If your GPA is lower, don’t worry! Contact an advisor or call 877-617-9090 to let us know about your situation. We’ll do all we can to help you!

How to choose your courses: When you apply, you’ll be required to complete the CISabroad Course Selection Worksheet found in the CISabroad Application Page. The following information will help guide you through the process of choosing your courses.

Course load: 3 classes (9 US credits)
Please note: Because each class is offered during a different week of the program, it is best for students to take all 3 classes that are being offered throughout the program.

Course approval:  Before you go abroad, it is best to get 3–4 classes approved for your summer program. This gives you some flexibility in setting up your class schedule. Think about courses required for your major, but also courses that fulfill your elective requirements. 

Courses for Summer: 

IP_316 Entrepreneurship
IP_347 International Marketing Communications with the Emphasis on Central Europe
IP 360 European Cultural History and Its Impact on Central Europe
IP 365 International Business in the Global Environment

The course schedule for Summer can be found here.

Did you know that 70% of all CISabroad students receive scholarships or grants to study or intern abroad? You can get a grant for something as simple as applying early, or a scholarship for blogging. 

For details on all scholarship and grant offerings and to apply, please click here.

Space is limited on this program. We encourage you to apply early!

Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic, and it is a huge economic and cultural center in the region. Many people consider the city to be one of the most beautiful capitals in Europe, thanks to its scenic hilltop views and colorful city. It houses historic sites like the Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge, and it also contains some of the most varied and beautiful architecture in Europe. There are countless museums, theaters, art galleries, and historical exhibits to explore during your time in Prague; the city’s attractions and affordability have made it a must-see for anyone traveling in Europe. 

Immerse yourself in the rich artistic history of the Prague, and take advantage of the vast amount of cultural performances in the city’s many clubs and recital halls. You’ll never be bored, since Prague’s extensive tram system- one of the largest in the world- can easily get you anywhere you want to go!

Our Summer in Prague is located at the University of Economics, Prague (Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze). Founded in 1953, the University of Economics is certified with EPAS accreditation by the European Foundation for Management Development.

Summer in Business and Economics will take place at the University of Economics in Prague, the leading university in management and economics in the Czech Republic. The University is made up of 19,000 students, and has six faculties (or colleges). Five of these are located in Prague; they include the Faculty of Finance and Accounting, the Faculty of International Relations, the Faculty of Business Administration, the Faculty of Statistics and Informatics, and the Faculty of Economics and Public Administration.

The university has a convenient location in the center of Prague, where you can walk to monuments, medieval churches, and more within minutes. On campus, you can enjoy two delicious restaurants, a coffee lounge, and two different school cafeterias. Everyone with a laptop can enjoy free Internet access, and there are many computer labs available- including one just for international students. The school attracts students from all over the world, so it’s easy to make new international friends.

Your classes in Prague will focus on Central and East European economies, societies, and cultures. All of your courses will be taught in English, but you will also have the chance to take a Czech language course to allow you to get better acquainted with Prague!

At CISabroad, we pride ourselves on providing you with outstanding support before, during, and after your study abroad experience. We want to make sure you have the best time possible during your stay in Prague, so we give you academic advising, personal help, and cultural counseling. Our student services at the university will also help you overcome the language barrier to better enjoy life in Prague!

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.

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.

CISabroad’s Site Director in Czech Republic:

Leah Takata was born in Toronto, Canada and graduated from the University of Toronto with a BA in Arts Management with a major in Art History. She worked for 7 years at the University of Toronto as Cultural Affairs Coordinator organizing arts and cultural events for the students, faculty, staff and surrounding community. During her time at the university she produced and organized four international theatre exchanges with Ypsilonka Theatre and the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (DAMU) in Prague. This unique project brought together theatre students from Canada, Czech Republic, and professional actors from First Nations theatre group "De-ba-jeh-mu-jig Theatre Group" (Manitoulin Island). Leah is excited to again work with university students and impart the beauty and spirit of the city of a hundred spires. Leah has lived in Prague for 8 years and spends her free time with her two children and partner, as well as her growing photography and graphic design business.

1. What is the cost of program tuition? What is included in the program fees?

The program cost for Summer in Business and Economics, Prague can be found here.

2. When are the program fees due?

Program Fees for Summer in Business and Economics, Prague are due on May 1st. CISabroad will email invoices to students approximately one month before the program payment deadline. For example, if your payment deadline is July 15, you should expect your invoice in mid-June. If you are using financial aid, please ensure all financial aid paperwork is returned to our office by the payment deadline. If your financial aid does not cover your entire balance, CISabroad accepts these payment methods.

3. What is due with my application and when is my application due?

The application process can be broken into easy steps!

The first step is to fill out the online application, which includes your contact information, what program you are applying for, etc. (Only takes five minutes!)

After filling out the online application, an advisor from our Global Advising Center will grant you portal access with a set of preliminary forms.

The next step is to pay the $200 application deposit in order to secure your space in the program. This amount will be applied toward the final cost. 

Within a day after submitting your deposit, you will receive a welcome email from your Program Coordinator—the person you will work with until departure. Your Program Coordinator will then give you program specific items in your portal. (Note: Both preliminary portal pieces and program specific tasks must be completed by the application deadline.)

#CISabroadTip: Contact your school’s registrar and have them send us your transcript early on in the application process (you can send us your transcript even before you’ve made the $200 deposit!) since snail mail makes this the slowest piece to submit. (We do also accept electronic OFFICIAL transcripts if your school provides them.)

For detailed instructions, see application instructions. Application deadlines can be found here.

4. Do I need a passport or visa? When should I apply for my passport/visa?

Yes, you will need a passport to travel to the Czech Republic. Your passport must be valid for 6 months BEYOND the date you return to the United States. For detailed passport instructions, U.S. citizens should check the State Department's Travel Site. For Summer in Business and Economics, Prague you WILL NOT need a student visa. When you arrive in Prague, you will be issued a tourist visa that is good for up to 90 days.

5. Is there a GPA requirement?

Yes. For Summer in Business and Economics, Prague, the GPA requirement is 2.5.

6. What are my housing options?

Students will be housed in recently renovated dormitories in the Jarov district (Praha 3) about 20 minutes from campus.

7. Will other students participate in the program with me? How many?

CISabroad programs are not only a great way to meet local and international students, but also students from around the United States. Program size varies each year - if enrollment size is important to you, contact a CISabroad advisor at 1-877-617-9090.

8. How many credits are offered in the program?

For Summer in Business and Economics, Prague, you will take 3 courses for 9 credits. To see the courses available, go to the course catalog.  

9. Can I combine this program with another CISabroad program like intern, summer, or semester abroad?

Yes! A great way to extend your CISabroad experience is participating in another program. Combine semester programs to create a full academic year or if an academic year is just a little too long and a semester is too short, combine a semester and summer session or a semester and a January term program. You can also participate in a semester abroad and combine that with a summer intern abroad. To find out more information on the application process for more than one CISabroad program, contact a CISabroad advisor at 1-877-617-9090.

Term: Summer 2017
Arrival June 8
Departure July 13
Application Deadline April 1
Term: Summer 2017 Price: $4,090

Dates posted here are for reference only and are subject to change. Please do not book flights until you have received the confirmed dates in your acceptance paperwork.

To view expected additional expenses for this program, click here.

Program fees are in US dollars and include the following:

  • Full-time tuition and fees
  • Housing
  • Medical and accident insurance
  • CISabroad support services before, during, and after the program
  • Academic advising 
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Field trips included in many courses
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Predeparture orientation 
  • Airport pickup 
  • University of Economics orientation
  • On-site support
  • University of Economics official transcript
  • Carbon offset of travel & Green Travel Guide

CISabroad  reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to currency fluctuations and/or fee changes made by our partner universities.