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Summer Classic Program 2025

About the Program

The Summer Classic is a six-week-long study abroad program in Prague, Czech Republic. Students take at least two NC State courses and experience Czech life through local cultural events, activities, and an in-country excursion to Český Krumlov.

Deadlines

Application OpeningSeptember 26, 2024
Application Deadline (Early Action)November 29, 2024
Application Deadline (Regular)February 7, 2025
Scholarship Application Deadline*November 15, 2024
*IMPORTANT: Scholarship Application DeadlineNovember 15. You can submit a scholarship application before finalizing your program application.

For more details on How to Apply?

Overview

Program Dates: May 19 – June 28, 2025

May 12Arrival Day
May 13Mandatory On-site Orientation
May 14Classes Start
May 16-18Český Krumlov Excursion
June 21Departure Day

Courses

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 coursework and provide 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
Group picture of over one hundred summer study abroad students and NC State Prague staff standing in the Prague Charles University largest lecture hall.

Program Cost

  • Admin Fee: $450 ($75 non-refundable Setup Fee and $375 Study Abroad Fee)
  • Program Cost: $5,830
  • TOTAL: $6,280
  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • International health insurance
  • Transportation pass
  • Airport pickup
  • Orientation activities and materials
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • 3-day in-country excursion
  • Student support services
  • On-Site Emergency Assistance 24/7
  • Registration and administration 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
  • No visa is required for the summer program

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 a program highlight. Additionally, students can choose 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.
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 can request single rooms for an additional cost. Accepted students can also indicate housing preferences such as roommates, single versus double rooms, and dormitory locations.