Application Deadline: May 15, 2019
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. The application may close early if the program fills. Apply early to ensure space is available.Apply Now
Scholarship Deadline: May 1, 2019
NC State Prague will offer a limited number of scholarships to students with high financial need. Learn more →
Mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation: August 1-2, 2019
Fall 2019 Prague Connect participants are required to attend a two-day long orientation on NC State’s campus in Raleigh, NC. On-campus housing will be provided. An agenda and travel details will be shared with accepted students.
Program Dates in Prague: September 8 – Dec 6, 2019
|August 1-2||Mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation (Raleigh)|
|September 8||Arrival Day|
|September 9-13||Orientation & USC 100|
|September 16||Classes Start|
|September 20-22||Excursion within the Czech Republic|
|December 3||Last Day of Classes|
|December 4-5||Final Exams & Check-Out Days|
|December 6||Departure Day|
The Prague Connect study abroad program is highly structured and includes courses taught by both NC State and European instructors. In addition to the instructors, NC State Prague has an on-site team that is eager to welcome and available to support students throughout the program. Additionally, experienced NC State students will be on-site, participating in a concurrent study abroad program during the Fall 2019 semester.
The program in Prague begins with a week-long orientation and UCC 100 course, specifically for Prague Connect participants. During this orientation and course, students participate in activities and discussions to develop community, clarify expectations, and introduce the approach to courses at NC State Prague. The on-site orientation also serves as an introduction to the city of Prague and the Czech culture.
Students will enroll in NC State credits during their 12 weeks in Prague, using the city and NC State Prague as their classroom. The program utilizes the historical city by visiting numerous museums, national monuments, cultural landmarks, and other significant venues to engage students in their course work-providing first-hand experiences that inform critical and creative thinking.
Why Prague Connect?
Develop a Cohort of Friends
Prague Connect students build strong relationships with their peers through studying, living, and exploring together, ultimately coming to campus with life-long friendships they developed in Prague.
Build Cross-Cultural Skills
Students who study abroad develop strong cross-cultural competencies that will help them navigate a large campus like NC State, and also equip them with knowledge and skills necessary for a global workforce.
While in Prague, students will enroll in a set group of classes (substitutions or exceptions are not allowed for this particular program). All classes are NC State credits and most fulfill General Education Program requirements (GEP’s) or electives, depending on academic major. Students will be enrolled as Non-Degree Studies (NDS) during the semester in Prague. Courses matriculate to students’ degree audits when they are officially enrolled as degree-seeking students for the spring semester. All courses are graded with a letter grade and count towards students’ NC State GPA.
Students take classes as a cohort with their Prague Connect peers. With the exception of USC 100, all class sizes will be kept to 15 or less. Students will be enrolled in a total of 14 credit hours.
|USC 100||Transition into a Diverse Community||1||Elective|
|FL 395||Czech Culture & Language||3||Elective|
|PY 123/125||Stellar and Galactic Astronomy with Lab||4||Natural Sciences|
|SOC 202||Principles of Sociology||3||Social Science, U.S. Diversity|
|PS 341||European Politics||3||Social Science, Global Knowledge|
Participants are placed in student housing with their Prague Connect peers. All accommodations use by NC State Prague are located in residential areas of Prague that are easily accessible by public transportation. Students are provided with a public transit pass upon arrival and take a 25-30 minute tram or metro ride into the city center to get to classes at NC State Prague. Accommodations are included in the cost and participants receive additional details about housing prior to departure.
- Students must be admitted to NC State for the spring semester through Spring Connect
(Students will be automatically enrolled through Non-Degree Studies (NDS) during the Fall 2019 semester in Prague.)
- To be eligible to apply & participate, students must confirm enrollment to NC State
For details on what the program cost includes, visit the Cost & Funding page.
$450 Admin Fee – due at time of application
$10,500 Program Cost – due July 1, 2019
Due to the NDS status, participants are not eligible for State or Federal financial aid or NC State Study Abroad scholarships. However, Prague Connect applicants are eligible to apply for the following scholarships:
- Shelton NDS Scholarship
- NC State Prague Scholarship – NC State Prague will offer a limited number of scholarships to students with high financial need. In order to apply, students must: (1) complete the free FAFSA form, (2) indicate in their Prague Connect application that they would like to be considered, and (3) complete all other aspects of their application, except the $450 admin fee payment, by the May 1 deadline. Scholarship decision notifications will be distributed no later than May 8.
Still Have Questions?
Virtual Drop-In Q & A
Every Tuesday, 10:00am - 12:00pm
This will be a series of Virtual Drop-In Advising meetings to clarify questions. There is no organized presentation. You will be placed in a waiting room until the host is available to answer your questions.