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About Reimagining Europe in Prague
Examine a Europe in transition to understand the future of business, computer science, technology, media, and Fine arts in Europe and in the world. Diversify your resume with an internship in a local or international company or NGO. Maximize your experience by connecting with IFSA's local network of academics, entrepreneurs, legal experts, Czech- and foreign-owned businesses, hacker spaces, and foreign-owned businesses.
Academics at Reimagining Europe in Prague
Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database — if the Reimagining Europe in Prague Program is pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.
Build your own curriculum with a combination of IFSA and Prague College classes. IFSA's program classes allow you to better understand your surroundings, while three electives of your choice provide an opportunity to dive deep into your academic area of interest.
Essential Czech (1 U.S. semester credit hour)This 15-hour course takes place intensively during the first weeks of your program. By introducing key words and phrases in the classroom — and venturing out into the city to practice them — this class also provides insights into local customs and daily life. Right from the start, you'll gain essential skills to communicate effectively and navigate in a new culture.
Reimagining Europe (4 U.S. semester credit hours) This course introduce the historical, socio-cultural and political context of Prague as a European city before moving on to explore how current issues and the changing dynamics of European itnegration are challenging the notion of solidarity within the European Union. Through case studies, in-class discussions, guest lectures, site visits, and e-portfolios, students will consider the question: "What are the possible options available for reimagining Europe?" and ultimately demonstrate an increasingly nuanced awareness of Europe and themselves
Introduction to Czech Language (4 U.S. semester credit hours)
This course is aimed at students who wish to develop a level of competence in contemporary Czech language sufficient for basic communication and comprehension
Internship and Methodology Seminar (3 U.S. semester credit hours) Individually tailored internships are supported by a group seminar that prepares students to understand expectations, set personal objectives, identify and strengthen specific skills, critically reflect on their progress, share experiences, and learn from one another throughout the summer. A focus on the application of theory to practice supports students as they develop a deeper understanding of themselves and their goals, their professional areas, as well as Czech work culture. In this seminar, students gain real work experience while developing intercultural agility-skills and experiences which are critically important to personal, academic and professional success.
Exploring Community & Culture in a Global Context (3 U.S. semester credit hours) Through a creative asynchronous online format, this course facilitates active engagement with your host community, exploration of cultural identity and examination of diversity in the context of political, economic and sociocultural structures. This course is ideal for students seeking transferable skills and specific competencies for success in the global marketplace. Depending on your chosen IFSA program, this course may be taken as a part of or in addition to your full credit load. Home institution approval is required for enrollment.
PRAGUE COLLEGE CLASSES
Our academic partner, Prague College, is a British accredited university set in the beautiful Vinohrady neighborhood. At Prague College you will be part of a truly internationally diverse community where 70 percent of students come from outside the Czech Republic.
The academic environment is technology-driven and rigorous – yet individualized thanks to a small class size and Prague College’s expert and devoted faculty. Classes emphasize on practical, real-world applications, so you will find yourself working on projects with relevant, tangible outputs. Learn to communicate in cross-cultural teams, benefit from hands-on experiences outside the classroom, and connect with current and future industry leaders. Best of all, you can choose from Prague College’s full curriculum from the schools of Business, Art & Design, and Media & Information Technology.
Featured classes include:
- Business Law and Ethics
- Critical Writing in Critical Times
- Digital Marketing and New Technologies
- Global Business Environment
- Network Architecture and Security
- Secure Application Development
- Storytelling for Emerging Platforms
- Systems Design and Databases
- Understanding and Leading Change
- Web Design and Development
Boost your resume through an individually tailored internship in Prague. An elective class, your internship is paired with a seminar that helps you reflect on your workplace experiences in a way that deepens your intercultural savvy. We identify placements with local and international small- to mid-size companies, and NGOs in areas such as social media, communications, photography, graphic design, event organization and software development based on your
personal background and goals.
The following list showcases the variety of recent internship opportunities. While some of these internship opportunities may be available for upcoming terms, internship placements do vary from term to term. We will work with you individually to identify a placement that meets your unique personal, academic, and professional goals.
Organization: This coaching institution shows artists how to step into their power so they can create art they’ll love and create the kind of world in which they want to live.
Subject Areas: Business, Communications, Marketing
Potential Projects: As an intern, you can assist with operations management, support community management and social media, conduct marketing research, advise on marketing strategies, or develop website content.
Organization: This non-profit, human rights organization works to protect the rights of foreigners in the Czech Republic.
Subject Areas: Communications
Potential Projects: You will engage in international research and write reports to support the fair migration policy project.
Organization: The mission of this U.S. not-for-profit institute, based in Prague, is to advance the rule of law in the world. It works to protect fundamental rights and individual liberties; promote transparent, incorruptible, accountable governments; lay the foundation for economic opportunity and growth; and encourage peaceful resolution of disputes.
Subject Areas: Communications, Law/Legal Studies, Public Relations,
Potential Projects: As an intern you may collaborate on event organization, write research reports, and producing and editing content for the institute’s local and international activities.
Organization: This independent consulting firm, based in Switzerland with a branch office in Prague, provides technology consulting guidance, services, and solutions to more than 1,000 businesses worldwide.
Subject Areas: Business, Computer Science, Human Resources, Marketing
Potential Projects: As an intern you may work in Human Resources assisting with recruitment support; in Marketing supporting communication management market analysis; in Computing reviewing code and helping with in-house software development; or in Finance helping with basic account and payroll services.
Organization: This school, one of the largest language services in Prague and the Czech Republic, serves more than 140 corporate clients providing in-company language training programs and independent language testing. In addition, it provides foreign language courses for the public, including private lessons and semester-long classes for groups.
Subject Areas: Communications, Information Technology, Marketing, Teaching English as a Second Language
Potential Projects: You may review marketing strategies and a campaign for a teacher-training program; produce, edit, and review content for international target audiences in various media; assist with reestablishing alumni engagement; help create a pilot English as a Foreign Language teaching program; or develop strategy for implementing a new remote learning program.
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send an official Butler University transcript to your home university with your coursework converted to the U.S. credit system. You will also have access to an unofficial transcript in your IFSA Student Portal. The transcript reflects courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost.
Program activities are designed to enhance your intercultural competence by developing your understanding of the local culture and people. They are optional, but they are included in your total program fee. Activities vary each term based on availability, but previous events have included opera performances, tour castles, take art walks, join food tours, and experience local hackathons.
IFSA Excursions are included in your total program fee and though these are optional, most students choose to participate. Excursions vary each term based on availability. Typically, students participate in a long weekend trip to visit the towns of Kutná Hora, Kavlovy Vary, and Česky Krumlov where you will explore local neighborhoods and farmers markets, enjoy music performances, and tour museums.
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