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Summer E101 Engineering Program

About the Program

The Summer E101 Engineering program is a six-week-long study abroad program. Engineering students take E:101 “Introduction to Engineering and Problem-Solving,” an intensive 3-week course with an NC State faculty member, and choose one additional 6-week long GEP course from the Summer course list. Students will also have the opportunity to experience Czech culture through an excursion to the picturesque South Bohemia town of Český Krumlov and enjoy other local events and field trips as part of the program.

View the program brochure


Application Deadline*November 29, 2023 
Scholarship Application Deadline**November 15, 2023
*Engineering students will be notified of a decision prior to the spring semester. **Scholarship Application DeadlineNovember 15. You can submit a scholarship application before finalizing your program application.

For more details on How to Apply?


Program Dates: May 13 – June 22, 2024

May 13Arrival Day
May 14Mandatory On-site Orientation
May 15Classes Start
May 17-19Český Krumlov Excursion
June 22Departure Day


Students enroll in at least five credit hours from the course options below. Each course will be offered contingent upon meeting minimum enrollment.

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.

PrefixCourse NameCreditsGEPInstructor
ADN 490Art + Design International Studio – Drawing and Etching6ElectiveIrena Bujárková
ADN 490Art + Design International Studio – Photography6ElectiveŠtěpánka Stein
COM 292Language, Communication, and Culture3Social Science, U.S. DiversityLynsey Romo
E 101Introduction to Engineering and Problem-Solving1Interdisciplinary PerspectivesLaura Bottomley
EDP 304Educational Psychology3Social ScienceOndřej Pešout
EDP 370Applied Child Development3Social ScienceOndřej Pešout
ENG 223Contemporary World Literature I – Protest, Dissent, and Change3Global Knowledge, HumanitiesBlanka Maderová
FL 395Czech Culture & Language3ElectiveLenka Davisonová
FTM 491Special Topics in Textile and Apparel Management – Fashion Photography3ElectiveŠtěpánka Stein
HI 209From Renaissance to Revolution: The Origins of Modern Europe3Global Knowledge, HumanitiesJakub Rákosník
ID 492ID 492: Special Topics in Industrial Design – Design in Business Context3ElectiveMatěj Chabera
ID 492ID 492: Special Topics in Industrial Design – Furniture Design3ElectiveMatěj Chabera
NR/IDS 203Humans and the Environment3Interdisciplinary PerspectiveOldřich Výlupek
PHI 221Contemporary Moral Issues3HumanitiesMatěj Král
PS 341European Politics3Social Science & Global KnowledgeJiří Koubek
PY 123Stellar and Galactic Astronomy3Natural SciencesBruno Jungwiert
PY 125Astronomy Laboratory1Natural SciencesBruno Jungwiert
SOC 202Principles of Sociology3Social Science & U.S. DiversityEwa Grigar
SOC 350Food and Society3Social SciencesEwa Grigar & Blanka Maderová
  • GPA requirements: minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (for summer programs only)
  • Be in good standing with the Office of Student Conduct
  • Meet the minimum eligibility policy set forth by the NC State Study Abroad Office

Program Cost

  • Admin Fee: $450 ($75 non-refundable set-up fee and $375 study abroad fee)
  • Program Cost: $5,830
  • TOTAL: $6,280
  • Tuition and fees registration
  • International health insurance
  • Airport pickup
  • Orientation activities and materials
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Housing
  • Transportation pass
  • Cultural activities
  • Field trips
  • 3-day in-country excursion
  • Student support services
  • On-site Staff and administrative costs
  • International airfare (Students are responsible for booking their flights as NC State Prague does not arrange group flights)
  • Meals
  • Supplies and personal expenses
  • Textbooks and studio materials
  • Passport fee

For more details: Cost & Funding

Excursions, Cultural Activities and Field trips

The NC State European Center believes “the world becomes your classroom,” namely the Czech Republic and Prague. Local instructors take students to relevant locations for hands-on learning. Past field trips have included the Museum of Communism, Old Wastewater Treatment Facility, and Center for Contemporary Art, among others. The included excursion to South Bohemia is a memorable experience and highlight of the program. Additionally, students can choose from among many optional cultural and sporting activities during the program, such as opera, bowling, visiting a medieval castle and trekking.


The NC State European Center in Prague provides housing for all program participants.
In addition, several student housing assistants also reside in the buildings, providing on-site support and local connections. The program includes a standard double room; however students have the option to request single rooms for an additional cost. Accepted students will also have the opportunity to indicate housing preferences such as roommates, single versus double room, and dormitory location.