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Spring Classic Program

About the Program

The Spring Classic is a semester-long program in which students take at least 12 NC State credits. An immersive survival language course, cultural excursions, and in-country and out-of-country excursions are included.

View the program brochure.


Application OpeningApril 15, 2024
Application DeadlineSeptember 15, 2024
Scholarship Application DeadlineSeptember 15, 2024
For non-UNC System students, please visit here.

For more details on How to Apply?


Program Dates: January 8 – April 27, 2025

January 8Arrival Day
January 9-10Mandatory On-site Orientation
January 13-17Mandatory Survival Czech Language Course, taught by Charles University
January 18-19Excursion to Český Krumlov
January 20First Day of Classes
March 10-16Spring Break (no classes)
TBAOut-of-country Excursion
April 16-17Last Day of Classes
April 18-21Easter Break
April 24-25Final Exams
April 26Check out
April 27Departure Day


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 course work-providing first-hand experiences that inform critical and creative thinking.

Course PrefixCourse NameCreditsGEPInstructor
ADN 492/ FTM 491Special Topics in Design – Illustration3ElectiveAndrea Tachezy
ADN 492Special Topics in Design – Sculpting3ElectiveKlára Horáčková
CE 214Engineering Mechanics – Statics3ElectivePetr Kabele
EDP 304Educational Psychology3Social ScienceOndřej Pešout
ENG 223Contemporary World Literature I – Protest, Dissent, and Change3HUM, GKBlanka Maderová
FL 395Czech Culture & Language3ElectiveLenka Davisonová
FTM 491Special Topics in Textile and Apparel Management – Fashion Photography3ElectiveŠtěpánka Stein
GD 490Graphic Design International Studio6ElectiveMatěj Chabera
GD 492Special Topics in Graphic Design – European Design History3ElectiveVojtěch Märc
HI 209From Renaissance to Revolution: The Origins of Modern Europe3Global Knowledge, HumanitiesJakub Rákosník
ID 492Special Topics in Industrial Design – Design in Business Context3ElectiveMatěj Chabera
ID 492ID 492: Special Topics in Industrial Design – Product and Furniture Design3ElectiveJakub Pollág & Václav Mlynář
MA 341Applied Differential Equations3ElectiveVáclav Mácha
MB 351General Microbiology3Natural SciencesMarkéta Marečková
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 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
Students Overlooking the Vltava River

Prague is a top city for students.

It is ranked among the top 10 best cities in the world for students.

Program Cost

  • Admin Fee: $450 ($75 non-refundable set-up fee and $375 study abroad fee)
  • Program Cost: $11,300
  • TOTAL: $11,750
  • Tuition
  • Registration
  • International health insurance
  • Housing
  • Transportation pass
  • International Student Identity Card (ISIC)
  • on-site emergency assistance 24/7
  • Airport pickup
  • Orientation activities and materials
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • A-week-long survival Czech course
  • 3-day in-country excursion
  • 4-day out-of-country excursion
  • Cultural activities
  • Field trips
  • Student support services
  • On-site Staff and administrative costs
  • International airfare
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Textbooks and studio materials
  • Passport fee
  • Visa fees

For more details on the Program Costs and Funding.

Watch the info session recording with former student insights. Highly recommended.

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. Students have visited the Museum of Communism, Old Wastewater Treatment Facility, and Center for Contemporary Art, to name a few. The included excursion to South Bohemia enhances the program. Students can pick from many optional cultural and sporting activities, 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 to NC State peers who live in the same building, several Czech Dorm Mates also reside in the same building and provide additional support and local connections. Accepted students may indicate preferences (roommates, single versus double, location). The program fee includes a standard double room. Students have the option to request single rooms for an additional cost.