UPrague is based at Charles University in Prague and all coursework is taught in English. Students can earn up to 19 University of Miami credits. UPrague’s specially designed courses for students are taught by English-speaking Czech faculty. The program will include at least the following required courses:
UPrague students in front of Prague Castle
1.“Classroom Europe,” a series of four weekend excursions from Prague to Poland, Germany, Greece and Austria
2. Two-week Czech language and culture “bootcamp”
3. One-credit journal project, “Reflections on Prague”
An additional required course may be added, so applicants should check the program website for revisions and additions.
In order to prepare students for their semester abroad, many activities and events are planned for students upon their arrival.
Day 1: Students receive complimentary airport pickup on the official arrival day to the Komenského dorm. A UPrague staff member assists students during the check-in process.
Day 2: The on-site Residential and Cultural coordinator gives a dorm orientation and surrounding area tour. The Residential Coordinator provides on-site support to students living in the Komenského dorm.
Day 3: Students attend the official Charles University welcome meeting. They will meet the Charles University staff and learn about the administrative and academic policies. Students will also obtain their student ID cards and will have the option to take a guided city tour of Prague.
Days 4 and 5: As part of their cultural experience, students are required to participate in two excursions outside of Prague. These excursions are led by experienced Charles University faculty and staff and provide the students a unique experience in the beginning of the semester. Some excursions offered are listed below.
• Kutna Hora – UNESCO heritage town
• Lidice Memorial – Village destroyed by the Nazis
• Pilsen – Famous town liberated by U.S. troops
• Přibram and Vojna Memorial – Communist labor camp
• Mělnik – Palace tour
• Terezín – Former Nazi concentration camp