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Summer in Czech Republic


On the Summer Business and Economics in Prague program, you will enroll in CISabroad’s summer session at Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze. As a CISabroad student, you’ll spend four weeks at one of the most distinguished universities in the Czech Republic. All classes are taught in English at this AACSB accredited university through the Central European Studies Program designed for international students.  You’ll have the opportunity to live with and take classes with students from not just Prague, but all over the world!

While CISabroad works closely with NYIT, you will need to apply and pay all program fees directly to CISabroad. While we can assist in the search for your ideal programs, it is important that you are aware of how the experience will fulfill credits back at NYIT. If you have any questions about this process, please contact

A few highlights of this program include:
• A compelling European capital – Prague has always been a major tourist destination, and it’s no wonder. The city boasts thrilling history, magnificent architecture, a thriving nightlife, and a dynamic arts scene.
• Academically-focused summer program – Earn up to nine credits in just four weeks!
• Vibrant campus life – The International Student Office plans all kinds of activities that get you truly involved on campus and in your new city. Activities include a language exchange, parties, domestic and international trips, and sports.
• Czech Buddy System- Connect with a local student before you even arrive in Prague!
• A beautiful, historic city made for exploring – Anyone who has spent time in Prague knows that you really get to know it by walking, taking the well-connected public transportation, and exploring the nooks and crannies.
• Easy access to the rest of Europe- Prague’s central location means you can catch a train or budget flight to any corner of Europe for the weekend!
• Live off campus with other international students – No worries about being in an “America bubble” here! Shared apartments with other international student provide the opportunity to meet students from across the world

The University

Summer in Business and Economics, Prague is housed at the University of Economics, Prague (Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze), the Czech Republic’s leading university in the field of management and economics. The University is home to 19,000 students and comprises 6 faculties, 5 of which are housed in Prague: the Faculty of Finance and Accounting, the Faculty of International Relations, the Faculty of Business Administration, the Faculty of Statistics and Informatics, and the Faculty of Economics and Public Administration.  The University is located in the center of Prague, within a couple minute walk from historical monuments, medieval churches and other sites soaked with history. There are many on-campus facilities, including 2 restaurants, a coffee lounge, and 2 school cafeterias. There is wireless Internet accessible for everyone with a laptop. Many computer labs are also available and one of them is dedicated solely to international and exchange students. You will have many opportunities to meet international students, both from the many U.S. exchange Universities, as well as from around the world.  Summer in Business and Economics, Prague focuses on Central and East European economies, societies, and cultures. Courses are taught completely in English. You’ll review the past and explore the present and future of the developing economies, societies, politics, and languages of Central and East European countries. You will also have the opportunity to take some Czech language courses in order to help you immerse into the wonderful culture of Prague!


  • Summer of Business and Economics, Prague is a four week program, beginning in late June. The University has developed a unique program which lets international visitors experience the dynamic conditions in Central Europe through the professional insights and instruction of native Czech professors and business professionals. Courses are available in business practicalities, politics, and business communication.
  • GPA Required: 2.5.
  • How to choose your courses: As part of the application process you will be required to complete the CISabroad Course Selection Worksheet found on the CISabroad Application Page. The following instructions will guide you through the steps.
  • Course load: 1-3 classes (3-9 US credits). Because each class is offered during a different week of the program, it is best for students to take all 3 classes that are being offered throughout the program
  • Course approval: Before you go abroad, it is best to get all 3 classes approved for your summer program. This gives you some flexibility in setting up your class schedule. Think about courses required for your major, but also courses that fulfill your elective requirements.
  • Course descriptions and catalog: Click here to view the entire list of courses that Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze has to offer.

Program Price and Dates

Program Price and Dates  
Arrival 20-Jun
Departure 24-Jul
Term: Summer 2014 Price: $3,990

Program fees are in US dollars and include the following:

  • Full-time tuition and fees
  • Housing (off-campus apartments)
  • Medical and accident insurance
  • CISabroad support services before, during, and after the program
  • Academic advising
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Field trips included in many courses
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Predeparture orientation
  • Airport pickup
  • University of Economics orientation
  • On-site support
  • VSE official transcript
  • Carbon offset of travel & Green Travel Guide

CISabroad reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to currency fluctuations and/or fee changes made by our partner universities.


You may qualify for one of the following study abroad awards:

  • CISabroad Early Bird Grant

Be among the Early Bird applicant to any of our programs and get $100 off the cost of your program!

For all of the following scholarships, simply fill out the CIS scholarship application form by April 1:

  • CISabroad Leadership Scholarship: $250-500, multiple awards per term
  • CISabroad Photo Journalist Scholarship: $100 plus a flip camera, multiple awards per term
  • CISabroad Video Journalist Scholarship: $100 plus a flip camers, multiple awards per term
  • CISabroad Green Scholarship: $250-500, multiple awards per term

Please visit the CISabroad scholarship page for more details and the scholarship application.

Contact Information

For additional information please contact:

Mr. Tammen Nicholson:
Phone: 360.296.8023

Dr. Diamando Afxentiou
Executive Associate Dean and Director of Experiential Education
Phone: 212.261.1602

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