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Academic Overview

At NC State European Center, students earn NC State credits while taking advantage of Prague's rich cultural heritage.

At NC State Prague, students earn NC State credits while utilizing Prague, Czech Republic’s culturally rich city, to inform academic content. Students select a full-time course load from the portfolio of courses offered during the selected program. Students are encouraged to work with their academic advisors before applying to ensure courses in Prague will fulfill degree requirements. The transfer credit process is not required since all courses are offered as NC State credits.


Students from all academic colleges are eligible to apply for study abroad programs at NC State Prague. Check the Course Catalog to see which courses are offered each Fall, Spring, or Summer semester. Many courses fulfill General Education Program requirements (GEPs). Upon acceptance to the program, students receive a link to the Course Selection System, allowing them to reserve space in the needed classes. Students ultimately register for classes through the MyPack Portal for a special study abroad section number. NC State Prague administrators communicate with students regarding the course selection and registration process throughout the pre-departure phase. If you need a course not featured in our course catalog, some optional electives are available at our partner institutions in Prague.

Small Class Sizes

The average class size in Prague is 12.

Most students taking classes in Prague are NC State students. However, programs are also open to students from other academic institutions.


NC State Prague hires highly qualified local instructors to teach in Prague. Most instructors teaching courses as part of the Classic Programs live and work in Prague year-round. They are either local Czechs, Europeans, or other ex-pats who are experts in their fields of study. The NC State home academic department has vetted and approved all instructors. With small class sizes and many opportunities outside the classroom, many instructors combine classroom time with field trips and excursions to museums, galleries, local businesses, or other relevant visits to enhance the material taught in the classroom.