Czech Republic Prague 326436671

We invite you to study abroad with API in Prague, a city that has earned the nickname "The Jewel in the Heart of Europe"! This program allows you to enroll in international business and economics courses at the Triple Crown accredited (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS) VSE University of Economics in Prague. You'll earn credit that can be applied toward your degree plan, while experiencing life in one of Europe's most enchanting cities!

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarship Opportunities

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Housing

Monthly Cultural Activities

Excursions

Resident Director

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Transit Pass

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

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Application Requirements

  • 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to college sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Supplemental application requirements are solicited upon receipt of API application
  • University Approval Form
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Feb, 2023 - May, 2023 $13,900 Sep 15, 2022 No Extension Oct 1, 2022
Fall Sep, 2023 - Dec, 2023 $13,900 Apr 15, 2023 No Extension May 15, 2023
Academic Year Sep, 2023 - May, 2024 $28,500 Apr 15, 2023 No Extension May 15, 2023

API students participate in excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API Prague programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.

  • Brno

    The second largest city in the Czech Republic, Brno is the capital of Moravia, the eastern region of the country known for its vineyards, castles, medieval towns, and the whispers of the Great Moravian Empire that dominated Central Europe in the 9th century. This excursion will include castle visits, a day trip to Olomouc (a medieval UNESCO town nearby) and an introduction to Moravian cuisine, which reflects the influence of Austria, Hungary, and Poland.

  • Český Krumlov

    A UNESCO World Heritage site, Český Krumlov has already become a major stop for travelers in the Czech Republic. Visitors to this renaissance town can wander the tiny streets in the center, check out the palace with all of its Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo trappings, and the bear moat (yes – a moat with bears in it) that surrounds it, or go rafting on the river running through the town center. Students will see an amazing variety of architecture from the 14th to 17th century, all packed into this tiny historic town.

  • Karlovy Vary

    Echoing the opulence of the golden days of the European aristocracy, Karlovy Vary is one of the most beautiful spa towns in the world. Visitors can walk along the Teplá River while enjoying the elegant colorful architecture and sampling the local healing waters at one of the colonnades with springs. Czech extra: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, one of the oldest film festivals in the world, is held in the city annually and Karlovy Vary also served as a backdrop for 2006 James Bond film "Casino Royale". The luxurious Grand Hotel Pupp became "Hotel Splendid" in the movie and also served as one of the inspirations for Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

  • National Park (Cesky Raj)

    Český ráj (i.e. Czech Paradise) is a beloved national park located in the northern part of the Czech Republic. It is best known for its countless sandstone rock towers that are crisscrossed by arches, tunnels, wooden ladders, and viewing platforms that offer stunning vistas. The lush forest and magical rock formations also the backdrop for scenes in The Chronicles of Narnia, some of which were filmed here. The nearby ruins of improbable Trojsky Castle provide a glimpse of the challenges of medieval life.

  • Brno

    The second largest city in the Czech Republic, Brno is the capital of Moravia, the eastern region of the country known for its vineyards, castles, medieval towns, and the whispers of the Great Moravian Empire that dominated Central Europe in the 9th century. This excursion will include castle visits, a day trip to Olomouc (a medieval UNESCO town nearby) and an introduction to Moravian cuisine, which reflects the influence of Austria, Hungary, and Poland.

  • Český Krumlov

    A UNESCO World Heritage site, Český Krumlov has already become a major stop for travelers in the Czech Republic. Visitors to this renaissance town can wander the tiny streets in the center, check out the palace with all of its Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo trappings, and the bear moat (yes – a moat with bears in it) that surrounds it, or go rafting on the river running through the town center. Students will see an amazing variety of architecture from the 14th to 17th century, all packed into this tiny historic town.

  • Karlovy Vary

    Echoing the opulence of the golden days of the European aristocracy, Karlovy Vary is one of the most beautiful spa towns in the world. Visitors can walk along the Teplá River while enjoying the elegant colorful architecture and sampling the local healing waters at one of the colonnades with springs. Czech extra: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, one of the oldest film festivals in the world, is held in the city annually and Karlovy Vary also served as a backdrop for 2006 James Bond film "Casino Royale". The luxurious Grand Hotel Pupp became "Hotel Splendid" in the movie and also served as one of the inspirations for Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

  • National Park (Cesky Raj)

    Český ráj (i.e. Czech Paradise) is a beloved national park located in the northern part of the Czech Republic. It is best known for its countless sandstone rock towers that are crisscrossed by arches, tunnels, wooden ladders, and viewing platforms that offer stunning vistas. The lush forest and magical rock formations also the backdrop for scenes in The Chronicles of Narnia, some of which were filmed here. The nearby ruins of improbable Trojsky Castle provide a glimpse of the challenges of medieval life.

  • Brno

    The second largest city in the Czech Republic, Brno is the capital of Moravia, the eastern region of the country known for its vineyards, castles, medieval towns, and the whispers of the Great Moravian Empire that dominated Central Europe in the 9th century. This excursion will include castle visits, a day trip to Olomouc (a medieval UNESCO town nearby) and an introduction to Moravian cuisine, which reflects the influence of Austria, Hungary, and Poland.

  • Český Krumlov

    A UNESCO World Heritage site, Český Krumlov has already become a major stop for travelers in the Czech Republic. Visitors to this renaissance town can wander the tiny streets in the center, check out the palace with all of its Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo trappings, and the bear moat (yes – a moat with bears in it) that surrounds it, or go rafting on the river running through the town center. Students will see an amazing variety of architecture from the 14th to 17th century, all packed into this tiny historic town.

  • Karlovy Vary

    Echoing the opulence of the golden days of the European aristocracy, Karlovy Vary is one of the most beautiful spa towns in the world. Visitors can walk along the Teplá River while enjoying the elegant colorful architecture and sampling the local healing waters at one of the colonnades with springs. Czech extra: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, one of the oldest film festivals in the world, is held in the city annually and Karlovy Vary also served as a backdrop for 2006 James Bond film "Casino Royale". The luxurious Grand Hotel Pupp became "Hotel Splendid" in the movie and also served as one of the inspirations for Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

  • National Park (Cesky Raj)

    Český ráj (i.e. Czech Paradise) is a beloved national park located in the northern part of the Czech Republic. It is best known for its countless sandstone rock towers that are crisscrossed by arches, tunnels, wooden ladders, and viewing platforms that offer stunning vistas. The lush forest and magical rock formations also the backdrop for scenes in The Chronicles of Narnia, some of which were filmed here. The nearby ruins of improbable Trojsky Castle provide a glimpse of the challenges of medieval life.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-15 credits per semester

Over the sixty years since its founding, the VSE University of Economics in Prague has acquired substantial international recognition as one of the top public business schools in Central and Eastern Europe. VSE is Triple Crown accredited (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS), and welcomes more than 15,000 students from all over the world to enroll in relevant and applicable business and economics coursework.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students will receive a transcript from VSE University of Economics upon completion of their program.

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    Jana Rückerová

    Jana Rückerová will be your Resident Director in Prague and resource for you on-site!

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COURSE OFFERINGS

API students at VSE Business School can choose from courses in international business, entrepreneurship, globalization and world politics, marketing, finance, Czech language, and more. All courses, with the exception of Czech, are offered in English.

Courses at VSE University of Economics (Semester International Business Studies)

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Courses at VSE University of Economics (Semester International Business Studies)

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Courses at VSE University of Economics (Semester International Business Studies)

For the most up-to-date course availability and syllabi for this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

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Highlights
  • AACSB accredited
  • Classes taught in English

API students in Prague will live in university residence halls.

API students at VSE Business School will stay at the Jarov III. G student dormitory, which is located in Praha 3, about 20 minutes by tram from the university building. These dorms were renovated between 2015 and 2017, and each room comes with a balcony, kitchen with a cupboard (with cooking utensils and dishes), an electric hot plate, a microwave oven, and a fridge. A bathroom with a shower, 2 wash-basins, and separated WC is also located inside the flat. Each unit has space for 4 students, with double-room accommodations (single rooms may be possible).