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Fall Classic Program 2025

About the Program

Fall Classic is a semester-long study abroad program in which students take at least 12 NC State credits. The program includes an immersive survival language course, multiple cultural activities, and in- and out-of-country excursions.

Deadlines

Application OpeningNovember 10, 2024
Application DeadlineFebruary 15, 2025
Scholarship Application DeadlineFebruary 15, 2025
For non-UNC System students, please visit here.

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Overview

Program Dates: August 27 – December 13, 2025

August 27Arrival Day
Aug. 28 – 29On-site Orientation
September 1-4Survival Czech Language Course
September 5-6Excursion to Český Krumlov
September 8Classes Start
December 8Last Day of Classes
December 10-11Final Exams & Check-Out
December 13Departure Day

Courses

Students enroll in at least twelve 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 coursework and provide first-hand experiences that inform critical and creative thinking.

  • GPA Requirements: minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • 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 Fees: $450
  • Program Cost: $11,350
  • TOTAL: $11,800
  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Laundry facilities/services
  • International health insurance
  • Transportation pass
  • On-site emergency assistance 24/7
  • Airport pickup
  • Orientation activities and materials
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • A week-long survival Czech course
  • 2-day in-country excursion
  • 4-day out-of-country excursion
  • Cultural activities
  • Field trips
  • On-site student support
  • International airfare (Students are responsible for booking their flights as NC State Prague does not arrange group flights)
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Textbooks and studio materials
  • Passport fee
  • Visa fees

Excursions, Cultural Activities and Field Trips

Past field trips have included the Museum of Communism, the Center for Contemporary Art, and the Pilsner Urquell Brewery, among many others. The included excursion to South Bohemia is a memorable 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.

Housing

The NC State European Center in Prague provides housing for all program participants. Several Czech student housing assistants (“dorm mates”) 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.