Gain hands on internship experience in one of Europe’s best and most affordable cities. You’ll take 3 weeks of Czech language, while also interning for 8 or 12 weeks in one of many fields. Our Site Director will lead you on a cultural orientation that will take you all over the city and help you feel like a local in no time. Prague boasts more than ten major museums, along with countless theaters, galleries, cinemas, and other historical exhibits. Amazingly, much of the city survived the violence and destruction of twentieth century Europe. Amble among Gothic buildings, stroll along the Vltava River, and pop into the city’s countless restaurants that offer a cozy atmosphere. By the end of your time in this romantic city, you’ll have had a great experience that connects your studies to professional experience – boosting your resume to the next level.
Spring 2020: Session 2: November 1
Summer 2020: March 1
Fall 2020: June 1
Spring 2021: Session 1: October 15
Spring 2021: Session 2: November 2
- Live in one of Europe’s most beautiful capital cities
- Czech Language classes included as a part of the program
- Great variety of placement fields, including international business
- Easy access to other European countries, especially Hungary, Germany, Austria, and Poland
- Amazing on-site staff support and group activities
- Weekend excursions with a meal included
- Connect with your friendly Global Advisor to ask questions and find the best fit program. Start planning for on campus processes, and apply by the application deadline.
- Meet your Program Enrollment Coordinator to finalize acceptance paperwork, housing, courses, flights, visas, and payments. Attend one our our LIVE pre-departure orientations.
- Fly away! You'll be greeted at the airport (comforting after a long flight!) and experience a robust On-site Orientation and La Vida Local Curriculum with your Site Director.
Below are a few sample business and economics internship placements undertaken by past participants.
There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized.
Contact an advisor to learn more!
Through our partnership with Plymouth State University, you can earn between 3-12 credits in the fields listed here. Alternatively, many students are able to arrange for credit through their home universities. Learn More →
Life In Prague
Welcome and Orientation
The capital of the Czech Republic, Prague is the seat of the Czech parliament and government. Prague is among the oldest capitals of Europe and enjoys being a cultural and economic leader for the surrounding area. Its medium size of just over one million residents means there’s plenty to explore, but not too much to overwhelm.
Home to historic sites such as Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge, Prague boasts a number of famous cultural attractions. There are more than ten major museums, along with countless theaters, galleries, cinemas, and other historical exhibits. Amazingly, much of the city survived the violence and destruction of twentieth century Europe. Amble among Gothic buildings, stroll along the Vltava River, and pop into the city’s countless restaurants that offer a cozy atmosphere. You will notice several architectural styles that grace the city. Art Noveau, Baroque, Gothic, Renaissance, Roman and 20th-century styles all intermingle to give the city its unique character. With all these great attractions, Prague has become a leading tourist destination as of recently due to growing interest and affordable travel options.
Immerse yourself in the rich artistic history of Prague. Don’t forget that Prague has been home to many musicians, writers, and artists over its long history. Some of the most prominent names are Dvořák, Kafka, Kundera, Mozart, and Smetana.
It may be true that Melbourne, Australia, has the longest tram length in the world. However, Prague’s tram network is the biggest by other measures. It runs more trams (900 against 500 in Melbourne), has more routes (33 against 28) and carries more passengers (356 million against 178 million). You’ll never have trouble with transportation and will always have something to do in Prague. More than that, the whole European continent is just a train ride away!
Live La Vida Local
- Farmers Markets: Visit any one of the numerous farmers markets that take place around the city most weekends in the warmer months. Or venture out to Naplavka, the recently renovated riverbank close to the city center where you’ll find crowds of locals, expats and tourists alike out for a walk, bike ride or shopping. Even if you’re just relaxing with a drink and taking in an open air concert, Naplavka is always great fun.
- Sports events: Take in a hockey or football game by Prague's local team, “Sparta Praha.”
- Escape Room: A popular pastime all over the world, this new trendy game involves working as a team to solve puzzles and decoding hints to escape/exit the room before the hour is up.
- Cooking classes: Learn to cook a traditional three-course Czech meal and then feast on it with your fellow cooks!
- Beer Garden: There is no shortage of these popular “watering holes” both inside and outside Prague. However, arguably, the best beer garden in Prague with views overlooking the city is Letna Beer Gardens. The beer garden offers plentiful seating, picnic tables under the trees and under canopies beside Letenske Zamecek. They have both beer and cider on tap as well as hot food and snacks.
Housing in Prague
University of Economics & Intern in Prague Housing
You’ll live in university-run residence halls located about twelve minutes by tram from the University of Economics campus, and fifteen minutes away from Prague’s city center. You’ll live in a shared bedroom with another student of the same sex in a two-room unit and have access to internet and the University’s computer network from your flat.
Each flat has a shared kitchen with a cupboard (including pots, pans, utensils, and dishes), an electric hot plate, a microwave oven, and a fridge so you can put your on-site cooking class to good use! If you’re not excited about cooking, you can purchase student meals at the college and around Prague for reasonable prices.
Inclusions and Amenities
Meet Your Site Director
Welcome & Orientation
Upon arrival in Prague, you’ll take part in a comprehensive on-site orientation. We’ll show you around to give you a general lay of the land – and being Prague, you’ll probably want to explore it all! – including how to use public transportation. We’ll also discuss locally relevant topics, such as the “do’s and don’ts” of living in Prague, how to stay safe, top eateries, and where to shop for a variety of needs/wants. After an insightful tour of the city, we’ll likely settle down to enjoy a welcome dinner together. We’ll also help you settle into your accommodations at some point, depending on how the day progresses.
Farewell & Re-Entry
After your time living the “Bohemian” life, returning home and re-entering your home culture can be shocking to the system. Many of you will have embraced the Czech way of life and as a result, you will have reexamined your values, priorities and what you think of yourself and the United States. This is good! While it might feel daunting, we are here to help you understand the signs of reverse culture shock and provide some tips and guidance for coping with re-entry.
Whether ordering from an open air stall or a restaurant, always remember to say good day (dobrý den) and thank you (děkuji). Czechs will welcome your effort and will be more helpful and perhaps even give you a smile.
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 seven 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 once again work with university students and impart the beauty and spirit of, “The city of a hundred spires.” Leah has lived in Prague since 2007 and spends her free time with her two children, partner, as well as her growing photography and graphic design business.
While participating on a CISabroad program, you'll be able to take part in built-in day trips at no additional cost. These trips are subject to change from term to term; listed below are excursions that have run in the past.
Pilsen and the Pilsner Brewery
The Pilsen Historic District is forever associated with a centuries-old tradition of beer brewing, a beverage the Czechs call their “liquid bread.” This day trip to the birthplace of Czech Republic's most famous export will also include a short detour to the Ruckl Crystal Factory, where you'll see artisans at work and have a chance to buy crystal directly from the factory at a discounted price.
Vltava River Cruise
Take a scenic, three-hour dinner or lunch cruise on the Vltava River, where you can view Prague's most famous landmarks from the comfort of this popular tourist activity and local mode of transportation.
Český Krumlov is a town bistected by the Vltava River known for its Renaissance architecture, preserved castle, maze-like alleyways, and floral gardens. The town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Your Support Staff
Travel Tip: We love what we do and want to talk to you! The Global Advising Center is here to help you decide on a program, and complete the Online Application. From the moment you first hear from us be it through a phone call, email or personal visit, you will find that our passion for international education is contagious. We’re ready to launch you abroad.
Travel Tip: I always seek out local live music when I travel. Music is a great way to get to know the country you’re in, and it’s a great place to meet new people.
Travel Tip: Be patient with yourself and kind to those you meet along the way. Show gratitude daily, laugh often, and give thanks for the journey you are on. There will be hard days, but remember, the magic is in the journey and each day makes that journey complete. Smile!
CIS Abroad and our site director were constantly planning fun events for us in between our travels so there was never a dull moment! CIS Abroad provided me with so many great memories and experiences from abroad that I will never forget. My experience in the Czech Republic was truly a once in a lifetime experience that I will forever be grateful for! Thank you!