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Spring Classic Program 2025

About the Program

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

View the program brochure.

Deadlines

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

For more details on How to Apply?

Overview

Program Dates: January 8 – April 26, 2025

January 8Arrival Day
January 9-10Mandatory On-site Orientation
January 13-16Mandatory Survival Czech Language Course, taught by Charles University
January 17-18Excursion 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 23-24Final Exams
April 25Check out
April 26Departure 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, 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

Program Cost

  • Admin Fee: $450 ($75 non-refundable set-up fee and $375 study abroad fee)
  • Program Cost: $11,350
  • TOTAL: $11,800
  • 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 (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

For more details on the Program Costs and Funding.

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.

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, the Center for Contemporary Art, and the Pilsner Urquell Brewery, among many others. The included excursion to South Bohemia is also a memorable highlight of the program. Additionally, students can choose from 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.
In addition, several Czech student housing assistants (“dorm mates”) also reside in the buildings, providing on-site support and local connections. The program fee includes a standard double room; however, students can request single rooms for an additional cost. Accepted students will also have the option to indicate housing preferences such as roommates, single versus double, and dormitory locations.