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The Arizona State University Summer Program in Prague, Czech Republic offers MGT 302 Principles of International Business, a three-credit course that provides a multidisciplinary analysis of the global economic and financial environment as well as the operation of multinational firms and their interactions with host societies. This challenging course will be offered by faculty at the Prague University of Economics, and students will have the opportunity to enrich their study of international business in one of Europe's most dynamic business capitals.
Students will be accompanied in Prague by two ASU program assistants who will assist students in settling in to Prague and in cases of emergency or any time assistance is needed.
May 16 - June 13, 2020 (Dates subject to change)
Participate in site visits to Czech companies
Earn 3 credits
This program is extremely competitive; eligible students are admitted in the order that they apply
Enrollment is restricted to W.P. Carey majors only
To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button above. This will generate an online application with the requirements listed below. Please also refer to the "Academics" tab for specific eligibility information. Note: Non-ASU students should consult these instructions before applying.
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Prague, widely regarded as one of Europe's most beautiful cities, has emerged as one of Europe's most dynamic business centers as well as a major tourist destination. Many multinational firms and banks are located in Prague, and the Czech Republic's entry into the European Union has sparked a major overhaul of economic policies and the emergence of new institutions to support the country's growing globalization. The city is rich in historical sites and cultural activities and provides easy access to other major cities such as Vienna, Budapest, Munich, Krakow, and Berlin. As a major tourist destination, it offers a broad range of entertainment and recreational facilities at prices much lower than in Western Europe.
It is each student’s responsibility to independently determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program. Limited information may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office, your faculty director, and/or partner organizations/institutions. Where visas are required, failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Payment and Withdrawal Policies.
PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.
An overall GPA of 3.0 is required
W.P. Carey BS or BA student
ECN 211, 212, 213 or 214 with C or better
Credit is allowed for only AGB 302 or MGT 302
All students will enroll in the following course for a total of 3 credits:
MGT 302: Principles of International Business (3) General Studies: G.
Fulfills International Business course requirement for business majors (except Accountancy and Economics). Fulfills upper-division business elective for Accountancy and Economics majors. Fulfills International Business Certificate course requirement for all majors.
MGT 302: Principles of International Business is a multidisciplinary analysis of international economic and financial environments with a focus on operations of multinational firms and their interaction with home and host societies. This challenging course will be taught in English by Prague University of Economics faculty. The delivery of the course and general academic expectations at the host university may differ from those at ASU.
International Programs Coordinator - Undergraduate Programs
W. P. Carey School of Business, Undergraduate
Mail Code: 3406
Students will stay in dormitories operated by the Prague University of Economics. Students are typically assigned to shared rooms with one other student and in suites consisting of 3 rooms. This means 6 students share a bathroom and kitchenette. In some instances, due to the number of male and female participants enrolled, room assignments may not work out evenly. The Prague University of Economics dorm staff are in charge in making the room assignments. The accommodations and support services offered are modest in comparison to typical dormitories in the U.S. Dormitories are a short tram ride from the university.
Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.
Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.
Disability Accommodations Abroad
Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. For example, in the Czech Republic, individuals will find Prague to offer the most accessible transit and buildings; however, historic areas of the city may be difficult to navigate for students with mobility disabilities due to age of buildings, narrow sidewalks and cobblestone streets. Accessibility in areas outside of Prague is more limited.
In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.
LGBTQIA Students Abroad
Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad.
We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.
Gender Identity Abroad
When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity.
Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.
You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on ourRacial and Ethnic Minority Students page.
The Program Fee for Summer 2020 is TBD.
Program Fee includes: tuition, program fee, shared housing, local transportation pass, course-related company visits, internet access, welcome dinner/activity, good-bye dinner/activity, orientation, health insurance. Not included: international airfare, meals, personal expenses, non-program related optional excursions, textbook, W. P. Carey School of Business program fee of $200 (subject to change), passport fees (if applicable).
Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program cost sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.
The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sight-see or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.
Funding Your Study Abroad Program
Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.