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* University of Economics, Central and East European Studies Program (CESP) - Prague, Czech Republic
Prague, Czech Republic (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: CSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
CSU Deadlines / Program Dates:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/09/2017
Rolling Admission 02/05/2018 05/18/2018
Summer 2018 02/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 03/15/2018 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2018-2019 05/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students applying to CSU-sponsored programs will be notified of decision within two weeks of application submission. Students applying to non-CSU sponsored programs need to contact their program provider for decision dates.

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Fact Sheet:
Grade Point Average:
Language(s) of Instruction:
Czech, English
Program Coordinator:
Amy Young Program Type: CSU Study Abroad Program
Areas of Study:
Business, Liberal Arts
Program Description:

Central and Eastern European Studies Program
in Prague, Czech Republic

Prague centerPrague's bridgesTV Tower in Prague

The Central and Eastern European Studies Program (CESP) offers CSU students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the dynamic, exciting, location of Central Europe through professional insight and instruction by native Czech professors and business professionals.  In addition to coursework, students will take field study tours and participate in cultural activities alongside other international students. 

General Program Information

WHEN:  Students may participate in the program for a full academic year, fall or spring semester, or during the summer.  
  • Fall Semester: Mid-September to Mid-December
  • Spring Semester: First Week of February to Mid-May
  • Summer Session: Mid-June to Mid-July
WHERE:  Prague, Czech Republic

HOST INSTITUTION:  The University of Economics
CREDITS:  Each semester course earns 3.5 CSU transfer credits. Students typically take four classes for 14 CSU transfer credits. Summer term courses earn 3 CSU transfer credits. Students typically take 2 courses for 6 credits. Six credits are necessary to receive financial aid in the summer term.

COST:  Please see the relevant student budget sheet linked above for fall, spring, and summer.  Students should complete the Education Abroad Common Scholarship Application as CESP applicants are eligible for scholarships.

LANGUAGE:  English is the language of instruction.  Elementary Czech language classes are available.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:  Minimum 2.5 GPA, Good Disciplinary Standing.

OPTIONAL INTERNSHIP: Interested CESP students are able to participate in an internship in Prague.  Internship hours will work around the CESP academic schedule of classes M-Th.  The internship would require working a full day on Friday as well as additional hours during the week.  Students will work with Academic Internship Council to arrange a suitable placement.  They will complete 150 hours of internship time over the course of 12-13 weeks. Please email internship coordinator Sarah O'Donnell for additional information.

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:  The objective of the program is to provide instruction in the economies, societies, and cultures of central and eastern European countries for international students. This program offers the opportunity to experience the exciting and dynamic conditions in central Europe with professional insight and instruction by native Czech citizens.


SEMESTER COURSES* - Semester courses primarily focus on business and the social sciences including international politics, economics, sociology, Czech history, and a variety of classes relating to globalization. The tuition fee charged through CSU includes four courses. A fifth course is optional for additional tuition paid to CESP upon arrival.

SUMMER COURSES* - Summer classes focus on business with Europe, cultural history being an exception.  Expect three or four courses to be offered each summer, valued at 3 CSU credits each. The tuition fee is the same for taking one or two summer courses.
*The above links will connect you directly to the CESP course listing and description page.


The residence halls are located in the Jarov district of Prague. Each room has two beds, a work area, kitchenette, and a full bathroom. There are also student lounges, TV rooms and a choice of two cafeterias for lunch and dinner. Meal costs are not included in the program fee. Estimated food expenditures are $200-$300 USD per month.


The Czech Republic is rich in history and culture. Located in the center of Europe, it links east and west both geographically and culturally. Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and is an important economic and cultural center. Located on the Vltava River, Prague is considered one of the most beautiful capitals of Europe. The city exhibits buildings of several architectural styles, including Roman, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque.

Prague has been the home to politicians, musicians, writers, artists, and scientists including Madeleine Albright, Dvorak, Kafka, Mozart, Smetana, Kafka, Havel, Mucha, and even Einstein. The city hosts many cultural events and performances, including the annual Prague spring festival, which lasts the entire month of May. The central location of the Czech Republic makes it easy to travel to other European countries. Prague has an excellent public transportation system and offers student fares.


Czech Republic Student Visa & Travel Information
U.S. Department of State Resources for Students Traveling Abroad
The Prague Monitor Online Newspaper
Lonely Planet Czech Republic Website