Welcome Home Spring 2020 Returnees

The Spring 2020 program was cut short due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. This page is designed to provide resources and support to students who returned home and are finishing the semester remotely. We know studying abroad was a lifelong dream and NC State Prague will continue to be here to support you.

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61 students returned to the U.S.

A total of 61 students were studying abroad during the Spring 2020 semester at NC State Prague; both the Classic Spring Program and Global Leadership Minor.

Academics

NC State Prague courses began in an online format on March 23rd. Details for the Classic Program are located in the Accepted Student Portal, in the “At NC State Prague” section.

Here are some additional resources to help with the transition to online learning:

Well-being

The mental and emotional toll of having your study abroad experience end abruptly is very real. As you grieve the loss of your journey in Prague, remember to take care of yourselves and be kind to one another. We’ve gathered some free resources to help you along the way.

Culture

Although you are not able to walk the streets in Prague and directly experience the culture, we hope you continue your cultural learning journey. These free resources can help you experience arts, culture, and language from your homes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Study Abroad Office has a list of Frequently Asked Questions relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19) posted on their website.

We are working on packing and shipping all belongings that were left behind in Prague. Due to international restrictions because of the pandemic, shipping will take approximately 8-10 weeks and is anticipated to arrive on campus sometime in late May. We are unable to ship items directly to individual homes, so all items will be shipped to an address on campus. Details on where, when, and how to retrieve your belongings will be sent to students’ email addresses and posted here as soon as they are available.

  • Unfortunately, NC State is unable to refund anything paid to a third party, such as flight or hotel expenses associated with returning home.
  • We understand this situation has created a tremendous financial burden and will be reporting the financial information you provided to university leaders. Any decisions about refunds will be made by the UNC system after the needs of safety and security are addressed.

Yes! Although our team on both sides of the ocean is working remotely due to the university’s COVID-19 response, we are still working and available to answer any questions you have. The best way to contact us is through email at ncstateprague@ncsu.edu.