Summer in Business and Economics, Prague

Program Information

Discover the unique sights, tastes, history, and hospitality that is Prague! On our Summer in Business and Economics program, you'll be able to take study abroad to the next level with true local interaction, an enchanting city, strong academics, and supportive staff.

Summer in Business and Economics is a perfect blend of academics, social activities, and rich cultural opportunities. Spend your summer studying Central and Eastern European economies and culture while living in one of Europe's most beautiful and historic cities.

You can start looking forward to:

A beautiful, historic city made for exploring - Prague is a top tourist destination due to its architectural beauty and friendly, receptive residents. Amble among Gothic buildings, stroll along the Vltava River, and pop into the city's countless restaurants that offer a cozy atmosphere. Its medium size of just over a million residents means there's plenty to explore in a summer but not too much to overwhelm.

Academically-focused summer program - The host university (University of Economics) is highly regarded for its business and economics programs. The summer study abroad program offers a program focusing largely on Europe, with courses on subjects including marketing, communications, economics, international relations, political science, international studies, history, and cultural studies.

Vibrant campus life - The University, in conjunction with its "Czech Buddy System," plans all kinds of activities that get you truly involved on campus and in your new city. Activities include a language exchange, parties, domestic and international trips, and sports.

Highlights and Excursions

Here are just a few of the key highlights that make the Summer in Business and Economics, Prague program unique:

  • Gain a solid understanding of economics in Central Europe when you study in Prague 
  • Live in one of Europe’s most beautiful capital cities 
  • Vibrant campus community with weekly activities for all students 
  • Robust orientation program 
  • Easy access to other European countries 
  • Live with other international students in University-run residence halls

Students enjoy a couple trips provided by the university's international program, as well as our staff. Locations vary according to students' interests. Many of your courses will also include faculty-guided field trips. Among past trips: Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage site; Budvar brewery; spa city Karlovy Vary; famous glass factory Moser; Loket castle; and Marianské Lázně, Františkovy Lázně, and surroundings.


During your summer abroad in Prague, you will live in university residence halls located about a 20-minute tram ride away from the campus, and also 20 minutes away from the Prague city center. You’ll share a bedroom in a 3-room flat, where you will have roommates from the Czech Republic and other countries as well. Pillows, quilts, and bed linens are all provided for you, along with a shared bathroom, kitchen, electric hot plate, and a fridge. There’s a laundry center, TV rooms, and a fitness center in each dorm building. A meal plan is not included, but student meals are very reasonably priced. You’ll also get access to the university’s computer network and high-speed internet from your apartment.


Campus Setting


Average Course Load

3 courses (9 US credits)

GPA Requirement


Language of Instruction


Program Dates

Summer 2015*:

Start Date: June 18
End Date: July 23

Program Fee


*Summer 2014 Price

*Cost may change at any time due to the current exchange rate.


  • Day excursions
  • Full-time tuition & fees
  • Housing
  • Pre-departure and onsite orientation
  • Airport pick-up
  • Medical & accident insurance
  • University of Economics official transcript
  • Carbon offset of travel & Green Travel Guide

How to Apply

  • Set up an appointment with Frances Weiner,
  • Fill out the CISabroad Online Application
  • Pay the $200 application deposit*

*This is NOT an extra fee, but is a non-refundable deposit applied towards your total program fee. You will be directed to pay this after completing the online application.