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What's Included?


Pre Departure Services


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



Resident Director


Medical and Life Insurance

Transit Pass

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation


Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

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Application Requirements

  • 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to college sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Entry requirements: valid passport
  • Supplemental application requirements are solicited upon receipt of API application
  • University Approval Form
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer Jun, 2022 - Jul, 2022 $5,150 Apr 1, 2022 No Extension Apr 15, 2022

API students participate 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.

  • Český Krumlov

    A UNESCO World Heritage site, Český Krumlov has already become a major stop for travelers in the Czech Republic. One can still get a quiet look at this renaissance town if you choose to stay there overnight and go exploring after the day-trippers have left. You 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. You’ll 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. Take a walk along the Teplá River 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.”

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 6 semester credits

Over the sixty years since its founding the VSE University of Economics, Prague has acquired substantial international recognition as one of the top public business schools in Central and Eastern Europe. It provides a competitive and professional yet friendly environment for study and self-development for more than 15,000 students, from all over the world. The main campus of VŠE is in Prague 2 in the Vinohrady and Žižkov areas of Prague. This is a very “Bohemian” area with a lot of cafes for students to meet and enjoy themselves after study. Even the name of the area “U Rajske Zahrady” (at the place of the tomato garden) tells you how it was being used prior to 1918. It’s a favorite area for students and a place to gather.


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

  • Caleb House Prague RD

    Caleb House

    Caleb will be your resident director and a resource for you on-site in Prague!

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

IP_347 International Marketing Communications with the Emphasis on Central Europe

The course provides an integrated overview of different forms of marketing communications (advertising, public relations, sales promotion, personal selling) and focuses on their functions, theoretical background, and practical applications and specifics of their use in the international environment with a focus on Central Europe.

Language of Instruction: English   

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IP_365 International Business in the Global Environment

The course focuses on international trade theories as a base for doing international business, international trade development trends in last decades, international trade policy, different forms of doing business, international competitiveness and social, legal or cultural aspects of international business. Special attention is given to the position of Central and Eastern Europe.

Language of Instruction: English   

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IP_317S Globalization and World Politics

The aim of this course is to provide an in-depth understanding of global power politics by focusing on different sources of power (eg. economic size, military power, natural resources, political stability, new technologies and an effective use of information). Subsequently, through the unique set of sources of power inherent to each international actor it is demonstrated how these influence the performance of global and regional powers and affect their decision-making.

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2SE442 - Blockchain and Business Innovations for a Digital Economy

The course concerns with blockchain (DLTs) and other emerging technologies in business and finance that shape the digital economy. It is practically oriented and includes lectures of successful entrepreneurs who broke through using high-tech innovations.

Language of Instruction: English   

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  • 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).