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Program Description
 

Overview






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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 their 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 their classroom. This program is open to all majors across the university! 

Quick Facts

  • May 18 - July 4, 2020
  • 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 NGOs, technology, engineering, and the sciences.
  • Six week professional internships (4 days/week) selected specifically for each student based on individual 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 two courses from the following list for a total of six credits:

  • IDS 484/OGL 484: Internship (3): 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.

  • IDS 499: Individualized Instruction (3): This course focuses on personal and professional development, critical transferable skills for the contemporary workplace, and global identity.

  • IDS 401: Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (Prerequisite IDS 302): See IDS 484 description above.

  • IDS 315: Behavioral Dynamics (3): See IDS 499 description above.

  • OGL 365: Organizational Contexts: Czech Republic (3) (Department Approval)

  • OGL 481 / OGL 482: Pro-Seminar I & II (3) (Organizational Leadership majors with Department Approval)

  • OGL 584: Graduate Internship (3)

  • OGL 598: Graduate Special Topics (3)


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 their 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. 


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Faculty

Faculty Director

David A. Thomas, Ph.D
Principal Lecturer
Faculty of Leadership & Interdisciplinary Studies
College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
Office: USE 248 (Tempe Campus)
Phone: (480) 727-7061
E-mail: david.thomas@asu.edu

Kathryn Terzano, Ph.D.
Lecturer
Faculty of Leadership & Interdisciplinary Studies
College of Integrative Sciences & Arts
E-mail: kterzano@asu.edu




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Program Housing

Students live in professionally-managed student apartments located near the city center. Students will stay in shared accommodations.  Apartments will include bed linens and a bathroom. Kitchen and laundry facilities are available on site.  All apartments include Wi-Fi. 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.).  
 
Students from your own university, from other American universities, or students from Europe and further afield may also reside in the apartment building.  Student housing rules and regulations are clearly posted.  Overnight guests, alcohol, and smoking are not allowed in the student housing facilities.  

Special Considerations

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.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.  The excursions for this program will involve hiking, climbing stairs, and will require participants to be in moderately good physical condition. 

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. 

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

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 our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.

Cost

Cost Information

The Program Fee for Summer 2020 is $8,560.

Program Fee includes: six credit hours of tuition, academic program, accommodations for seven weeks, internship placement services, ASU faculty support, excursions and cultural activities, and international health insurance
 
The Program Fee does not include: trans-Atlantic airfare, most meals, passport and visa expenses, 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

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 2020 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 05/18/2020 07/04/2020
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.