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Study + Internship in Prague
Spring 2025 Semester CEA CAPA & CU

Study + Internship in Prague Available Sessions

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About the Program

The Study + Internship program in Prague is designed for students who are aspiring professionals that want to distinguish themselves in an evolving global job market. The program allows you to make progress toward your academic degree and remain on track for graduation, while developing the top skills employers want you to gain by the time you enter the job market. During the program, you will intern at a local host organization while also taking our mandatory Global Internship Course and additional courses. Our diverse range of courses will provide you with a platform to excel academically, and your personalized internship placement will help you acquire professional experience from a global perspective and learn from professionals in an international context. Program options are dependent upon location, but may include: Semester, Summer, Part-Time and Full-Time Internships, and English and host language speaking placements. Learn more about the options and benefits of a CEA CAPA internship.

Requirements


  • Overview
  • Location:
  • Prague
  • Dates:
  • 1/27/25 - 5/21/25
  • Price:
  • $18,595
  • Credits:
  • 12 - 15
  • Deadlines
  • Apply by:
  • 10/1/24
  • Withdraw by:
  • 11/1/24
  • Application Requirements
  • $95 Online Application Fee
  • Internship Assessment Form
  • CV/Resume
  • Transcript - Unofficial
  • Program Participation Agreement
  • Statement of Interest
  • Complete Application
  • Eligibility
  • Foreign Language
    Proficiency:
  • English-speaking placements are available.
  • Other:
  • At time of application, must be either currently enrolled as a degree-seeking undergraduate student or have graduated in the last 6 months with an undergraduate degree from an accredited US higher education institution.
  • Other:
  • Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing at your home institution.
  • Minimum GPA:
  • 3.0
  • Other:
  • By start of program, must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Education
    Completed:
  • At time of application, must have completed at least 1 year of full-time undergraduate coursework at a higher education institution.
  • Other:
  • Students enrolled in an institution in Canada or Mexico are eligible if the home institution accepts a US transcript and credits.
  • Course Prerequisites:
  • Some courses may have prerequisites.
Additional Internship Documents (As Requested)

You may be required to submit additional documents, depending on the needs of your CEA CAPA Global Internship Program. A CEA CAPA representative will reach out to you after you have submitted your initial application to collect any additional documents we might need.

These additional documents may include, but are not limited to:

  • A professional portfolio
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Police Background checks: If you are applying for a placement working with vulnerable populations or children, or if CEA CAPA identifies a placement opportunity with or connected to such an organization, most likely you will be required to complete a police background check in the US and the host country for certain locations.

Study abroad at Charles University, one of the largest, oldest and best-rated university in the Czech Republic. You'll take courses at the Faculty of Arts’s Eastern and Central European Studies Department (ECES), located in Prague’s Old Town district.

Courses at the CEA CAPA Prague Center  give you the opportunity to further your academic pursuits in a variety of subjects with Prague as your classroom. The CEA CAPA Prague Center is located in the historic Old Town district and within walking distance to Prague landmarks. 

When in Prague, you can choose standard CEA CAPA housing—in an apartment shared with other CEA CAPA students—or arrange your own independent housing. Assignments are based on availability and confirmation date; we make every effort to match your housing requests, but we can’t guarantee housing preferences.

Program Structure

For your CEA CAPA Study + Internship program, you will simultaneously intern at your host organization, take our mandatory Global Internship Course, and take additional elective courses. Your internship work schedule will be established once you arrive. It will be structured around your course schedule and may vary depending on your career field and host organization. 

Internship Placement Duration and Hours:
You will intern at your host organization for a total of 12 weeks, not including any agreed upon break-week periods. Throughout your program, you will work 20 hours per week (240 hours total) and will likely intern during standard business hours Mondays-Fridays. Your placement may include in-person, remote, and hybrid work depending on the needs of your host organization.

Global Internship Course:
You will take the Global Internship Course alongside your internship placement. This professional development course is designed to accompany your placement so you can make the most of your internship abroad. You will learn how to understand and articulate the value of your internship through the lens of NACE Career Readiness Competencies that employers crave, which will help you stand out to future employers and graduate schools. You will also engage in live cultural discussions that will enhance your global perspective and intercultural awareness between your program location and the U.S. The course comprises of reading, writing, and verbal assignments, including building an e-portfolio, completing mock interviews, developing your online professional presence, giving a final presentation, conducting industry field research work, and more. You can also take advantage of additional CEA CAPA mentoring and career preparation workshops to complement what you learn in the course.

Credit Options:
You will receive academic credit for your internship abroad via the Global Internship Course and your performance at your internship placement. You can enroll in the course for 3 or 6 credits based on your unique needs and preferences. Whether you enroll in 3 or 6 credits, you will complete 20 hours per week (240 hours total) at your internship placement. The differentiation in the number of credits you choose will come from the amount of coursework and contact hours in the Global Internship Course. Unlike the 3-credit course, for the 6-credit course you will complete an additional robust industry field research project. 

  • 3 credits: minimum 240 placement hours (20 hours per week) + Global Internship Course (meets for 1.5 hours for 8 sessions)
  • 6 credits: minimum 240 placement hours (20 hours per week) + Global Internship Course (meets for 1.5 hours for 13 sessions)

You will choose the number of credits you would like to enroll in for the Global Internship Course during the Internship Placement Process. 

Additional Elective Courses
In addition to taking the Global Internship Course and completing your internship placement, you will choose additional courses at the CEA CAPA Prague Center and one of our partner institutions: Anglo-American University (AAU),University of New York in Prague (UNYP) or Charles University (CU). 
- By selecting the 'base program', you’ll enroll in 3-4 CEA CAPA course and 1 CU Czech Culture & Language course.
- By selecting the CEA CAPA & AAU option, you’ll enroll in an optional (0-1) CEA CAPA course and 3 AAU courses.
- By selecting the CEA CAPA & CU option, you’ll enroll in 1-2 CEA CAPA course and 2 CU courses.
- By selecting the CEA CAPA & UNYP option, you’ll enroll in 1-2 CEA CAPA courses and 2 UNYP courses. 

By taking elective courses to complement the internship portion of your program, you will be able to make progress toward your degree and graduation requirements, maximize your learning, and gain a richer cultural experience while you are abroad. 

Elective courses generally meet at various times, Monday-Friday; however required active learning components may be scheduled on Fridays. Please keep this in mind, as you will be expected to prioritize your courses over any personal travel on Fridays.

AAU courses meet for 42 contact hours and count for 3 credits. CEA CAPA & UNYP courses meet for 45 contact hours and count for 3 credits. CU courses meet for 52 contact hours and count for 3 credits. Overall, you may earn up to 16 credits. Given the demands of your internship, the Global Internship Course, and your elective courses, we recommend enrolling in a total of 12/13 credits. We also encourage you to discuss the total credits you plan to take with your home institution. 

NACE-Certified Career Coaching & Internship Placement Process:
Once you’ve submitted your application and required documents for your internship program, your career development adventure will begin! You will be assigned your very own NACE-Certified Career Coach, who will work with you one-on-one throughout pre-departure to guide you through the steps and deadlines of our Internship Placement Process. Your Coach will be your main point of contact for your internship prior to your departure. They will be happy to answer any questions you might have, and will also provide you with personalized career coaching, as needed, so you are set up for success for your internship abroad.

In addition to working with your Career Coach, during the Internship Placement Process you will engage with your In-Country International Internship Coordinator in your location and your potential host site supervisor. Your International Internship Coordinator will draw from your application materials to source and match you with a personalized internship placement that best aligns with your unique experience, skills, career interests, and goals for your internship abroad. Please also note, your host site supervisor will retain the final decision on the finalization of your placement, so it’s important to approach your interview with your host site supervisor with maturity, adaptability, curiosity, and commitment to both your career interests and the host organization.

Courses

The host institution has offered the following courses in the past. Please note that course listings may not be finalized until the start of the term; we’ll post an updated list when the host institution finalizes its offerings.

*Courses with an asterisk indicate that the course has been associated with multiple subject areas.
Please click on the course title to view additional subject areas and detailed course information.

Excursions

Get out and explore! Excursions are offered for most semester, year, and summer programs*. Semester students are typically offered between two to three excursions and summer study students are typically offered between one to two excursions. You'll receive a calendar of excursions during orientation; here are a few day and overnight excursions we've offered in the past.

Český Krumlov

Český Krumlov

Join us on an overnight trip to Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the banks of the Vltava River. One of the most popular destinations in the Czech Republic, Český Krumlov is an outstanding example of a Central European medieval town with an architectural heritage more than 500 years old. It’s easy to see the influence of several different cultures—Czech, Austrian, Bavarian, and Northern Italian—on this charming town near the Austrian border. Encircled by a bend in the river, the town features a 13th-century castle with Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque elements. During this two-day, one-night trip, we also hike through a nearby forest to a ruined castle, forming a contrast with the perfectly maintained, picturesque center of Český Krumlov, and provide you with free time to explore on your own.

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Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary

On this day trip, you’ll explore Karlovy Vary, the Czech Republic’s largest, most famous spa city. For centuries, Europeans have gone to spas for rehabilitation, usually staying for a month or two in a naturally beautiful location. Doctors today still prescribe spa stays as treatment. Situated in western Bohemia west of Prague, Karlovy Vary offers more than 300 hot springs and the warm-water Teplá river. Legend says that the town’s thermal springs were accidentally discovered in 1370 by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. In the 16th century, the spa enjoyed the favor of many noble families and wealthy townsmen; by the 19th century, it was a popular destination for celebrities like Beethoven and Goethe. Today, the city draws movie stars and fans who gather for the annual summer International Film Festival. You may recognize Karlovy Vary as the location for a number of films, including Casino Royale.

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Terezín

Terezín

Spend a day exploring Terezín, an 18th-century fortress that was used as a concentration camp by the Germans during World War II. Terezín is a little-known but interesting example of the network of concentration camps in operation during that time. Most famous for its history as a gruesome prison, Terezín was a transit camp for Jews and other prisoners of the Nazis; most of those coming from the Czech lands who died in camps further to the west, such as Auschwitz-Birkenau, came through Terezín. Though the camp was used by the Germans for propaganda during the war—even managing to get the Red Cross to agree that the camps were not inhumane— the vast majority of those who went through Terezín did not survive. Inmates in Terezín are known for keeping cultural and artistic life alive and striving to make life as normal as possible for the children present. The on-site memorial details these efforts and illustrates Terezín’s terrible but enlightening history. Visiting such a site is an important historical and cultural experience during your study abroad stay in Central Europe.

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Kutná Hora

Kutná Hora

Imagine you’re standing in one of the world’s most important financial centers, a place that sits squarely in the middle of a global trade network and provides an entire region with its common currency of exchange. Where are you? London in 1844? New York in 1964? No, you’re in Kutná Hora in the 14th century. Larger than London at that time, Kutná Hora was the economic and geographic center of a trade network that spanned Europe and reached across the spice routes to the Middle and Far East. The silver deposits mined in Kutná Hora were minted into a currency called groschen (a later currency from the region, the tolar, was the origin of the word “dollar”). On this day trip to Kutná Hora, you’ll explore this beautiful, well-preserved medieval town, now protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Don a traditional white miner’s uniform to tour the old silver mines, visit the gothic-style Church of Saint Barbara with its flying buttresses, and see the nearby “bone church,” the 19th century Sedlec Ossuary decorated with elaborate arrangements of the bones of thousands of victims of the Black Death and Hussite religious wars.

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Sample Budget

This budget contains costs that you can take to your financial aid office. Please note that amounts may fluctuate; we’ve included a range of costs.

Federal law allows the use of financial aid to cover “reasonable” costs of study abroad including round-trip transportation, tuition and fees for the program, living costs, passport and visa fees, health insurance, and more.

Please note that all costs and charges listed below are subject to change without notice. With the exception of Program Price, all costs are estimates and may vary.

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Sample Calendar

Below is a tentative itinerary for your program. Please note, dates and events below may change without prior notification. Contact CEA CAPA before purchasing airline tickets.

You will receive a finalized itinerary once you arrive onsite.

Note: Additional cultural activities/excursions or required course-related activities may be incorporated into your final itinerary. You are advised not to make personal travel arrangements until you have the final dates.

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