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Areas of Study: Architecture, Arts/Design, Business, Engineering, English, Fashion, Global Studies, Health, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, Journalism, Life Sciences, Organizational Leadership, Psychology, Social Sciences, Sustainability Program Type: Faculty Directed
Internships Available: Yes GPA Requirement: 2.25
College Sponsor: College of Integrative Sciences and Arts Language of Instruction: English
International Coordinator: Matt Hirman Program Competitiveness: Medium
Available to Non-ASU Students: Yes
Program Description
 

Overview

The Sun Devils in Prague: English-Speaking Internships in the Czech Republic program is unlike any other study abroad opportunity at ASU. Students are placed in custom-selected professional internships based on your own industry preferences, career goals, skills, and academic background.  Additionally, students participate in a customized application-oriented experiential curriculum designed around international organizations, globalization, and sociocultural immersion, with the Czech Republic, Central Europe and the EU as your classroom. This program is open to all majors across the university! 

Quick Facts

  • May 20 - July 6, 2019
  • Explore and live in the heart of Europe for seven weeks this summer! 
  • Gain world-class professional work experience in fields as broad as international business, arts and culture, communication and journalism, politics and NGO's, technology, engineering, and the sciences.
  • Six week professional internships (4 days/week) selected specifically for each student based on your own interests, background, experience and skills.
  • Exciting excursions and local cultural activities.
  • Experience a world-class global awareness and professional development curriculum that builds on your internship experience, helping you to develop skills and knowledge critical to your career success.

Application Requirements

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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Location Details

Prague offers students the opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful, historical capital cities in the heart of Europe, while taking full advantage of a modern economy with a significant English-speaking business and cultural community.

While you will certainly pick up some Czech language skills as you go about daily life in Prague, the large international community means that you will be able to function with only English.
 
Prague, “The City of a Hundred Spires,” is known for its architecture, the famous spires on its rooftops, squares packed with history, and views that make even amateur photographers seem like artistic professionals.   As one of the leading travel destinations in Europe, Prague simply has it all in the way of things to do, sights to see, nightlife to enjoy, and events to anticipate.   Many travelers to Prague consider it to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, and return again and again to this medieval Bohemian capital city.  Unlike many of its European neighbors, the Czech Republic has the most developed industrialized economic system of any country in Central and Eastern Europe.  And with great opportunities across most industry sectors, low unemployment, and low cost of living, Prague is currently one if the most stable and prosperous cities in Europe.
 

Visa Information

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. 

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

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.

Academics

Eligibility Requirements

2.25 GPA
Sophomore standing
Open to ALL Majors
 

Courses

Students must enroll in 6 credits. All courses are 3 credits each.
 

BIS 484: Internship – This course includes a six-week internship (32 hours/week) and an academic component focused on sociocultural integration, the global workplace, and getting the most out of your professional internship experience abroad.  Ask Program Director about cross-listing possibilities with Global Studies and other majors.
BIS 499:  Individualized Instruction – This course focuses on personal and professional development, critical transferable skills for the contemporary workplace, and global identity.)
BIS 401: Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (Prerequisite BIS 302) – See BIS 484 description above.
BIS 402:  Senior Seminar (Co-requisite BIS 401) – See BIS 499 description above.
BIS 360:  Organizational Contexts: Czech Republic (Department Approval)
OGL 481 / OGL 382:  Pro-Seminar I & II (Organizational Leadership majors with Department Approval)


Internship credit may be available through your own college/department as well. 

Honors contracts are available for Barrett students participating on this program.

Students may be eligible to earn SGS credit as part of your graduation requirements while on this program. In order to do so, please contact your academic advisor as part of the application process to discuss this option. Students will not be awarded SGS credit retroactively. 

Prague Classroom

Prague Classroom

 

Faculty

Faculty Director

David A. Thomas, Ph.D
Principal Lecturer
Faculty of Leadership & Interdisciplinary Studies
College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
(480) 727-7061
david.thomas@asu.edu
Urban & Systems Engineering Building, Room 248

Denise Bates
Assistant Professor
College of Integrative Sciences & Arts
Denise.Bates@asu.edu

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Housing

Prague Housing Accomodations
Housing Common Area
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Program Housing

Students live in professionally managed student apartments located near the city center. A typical apartment will have several shared bedrooms (with linens included), two shared bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. All apartments include Wi-Fi.  Laundry facilities and recreational facilities are also available on-site.  Students unfamiliar with apartment living in older European cities should be aware that there are always minor inconveniences (plumbing issues, wireless internet signal strength and speed, etc.).  Housing includes 24/7 security and resident RA’s to support an international community of students.  Maintenance issues are generally dealt with quickly and efficiently.
 
You may be sharing your apartment with students from your own university, from other American universities, or with students from Europe and further afield.  

Student housing rules and regulations are clearly posted.  Overnight guests, alcohol, and smoking are not allowed in the student housing facilities.  
 

Accessibility

Accessibility Information

Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from what you find in the United States. Depending on the program, there may be a great deal of walking or the regular use of public transportation. The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program.

Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on the specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

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Cost

Cost Information

The Program Fee for Summer 2019 is $8,380

Program Fee includes: six credit hours of tuition, academic program, accommodations for seven weeks, internship placement services, ASU faculty support 24/7, several planned excursions and cultural activities, international health insurance
 Not included: trans-Atlantic airfare, most meals, passport, books and personal expenses.

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

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.

Program Specific Funding Options

Our program provider, EUSA, is offering scholarships to help support more students studying abroad on their programs. For Summer 2019, a select number of students will be awarded up to $2,000 in scholarship. Students will be selected on the following criteria:
  • Undergraduate students participating on an established program (of which the Prague internship program is)
  • A willingness and ability to share their internship and living abroad experience with others on social media
  • 1st time study abroad participant, and meet at least one of the following additional criteria
    • Student demonstrates financial need
    • Student identifies with group underrepresented in education abroad
The application deadline for Summer 2019 is February 1st, 2019. Decisions and notifications will be sent by February 8, 2019.
You can view the application and apply here

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  2. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  3. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  4. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  5. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  6. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

 

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Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/20/2019 07/06/2019
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.