European Study Abroad Center
European Study Abroad Center Programs
European Study Abroad Center offers a four-week program in Prague, Czech Republic, for the summer in July and August. The program was created for university students and
European Study Abroad Center Reviews
Great program in a great city
Submitted by Nikki - UOA | November 10, 2017
This program was a chance of a lifetime. I researched many programs in Europe before choosing this one because I wanted to be sure I would be getting good value for money and have enough free time to travel outside of class time. The balance was perfect. The classes were challenging but not so demanding that you had to study all the time and instead of being in class all day, we did a lot of field trips to hotels and businesses in Prague. There were student advisers who helped us settle in and taught us Czech language - we love you Domi! I took advantage of the weekends to travel and my advise is to see as much as you can both in Prague and around the Czech Republic because it is a beautiful country. I had a great time and I would do it all over again next summer if I could.
Interning with V6 ventures
Submitted by David - Virginia Tech | August 04, 2017
Interning in Prague was an exciting experience. I interned with V6 Ventures and really enjoyed my time there. My supervisor was a fantastic person to be around and the startup culture at K10 was completely unique. The only difficult part about working at a startup was that there was little structure. There were periods where I didn't have work to do, but our supervisor usually let us know which gave us time to explore the Czech Republic. A great part of the program was the chance to explore Europe over the weekends and Prague during the week. The best advice I could give someone studying abroad is to travel as much as possible.
Program: Internships in Prague
My first study abroad
Submitted by Tessa Wright - American University | August 25, 2016
I am thrilled that my first study abroad was through ESAC. The program helped and encouraged me to immerse myself in the Prague and Czech culture. By the end of the month I was able to converse with locals easily, something I was incredibly proud of. My academic experience was different than most because I completed an independent study with a teacher ESAC set me up with. Although I was not taking classes with the majority of my fellow students I never felt like I did not have support or friends from my fellow students as well as the teachers and administrators. I was extremely happy with my teacher and my classes. I also particularly liked the location of our dorms. While it was sometimes difficult to get take out food at the dorms, the tram stop was a mere block from the dorms- which became very important. Additionally, the suite style rooms were pleasantly surprising because I only had to share the two bathrooms in my suite with 6 people rather than the floor. The dorms were up to date and clean and provided security through a front desk worker and a scan code system. I enjoyed having the dorms out of the main part of the city because it was quite when we returned home at the end of the day.
Overall I am extremely happy that I got the opportunity to study abroad in an amazing city like Prague with an amazing program like ESAC that seemed to make it easy to culturally immerse and study in a foreign place for the first time.
ESAC study abroad summer 2016
Submitted by Cora - Metropolitan State University of Denver | August 08, 2016
Overall, my study abroad experience this Summer was amazing. From the beginning, ESAC provided detailed information that helped me get organized and prepared for going abroad. When I arrived in Prague, the group of people I was surrounded by, including the program directors, advisors, professors, and other students made me feel comfortable and safe.
I traveled before the program with one other girl for 9 days. We traveled through The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and Hungary. Arriving in Prague was really refreshing and I have to say it was my favorite city. I would encourage anyone in ESAC in future years to take advantage of the other trips they offer to go on as a group such as Krumlov and the Karlienstein Castle. Seeing other parts of the Czech Republic was definitely worth it.
Just a few points of advise I have:
- Pack only what you really need and cannot get at a store once your abroad (ex: prescribed medicine)
- Use your free tram pass that is provided to you
(Once you figure it out, it is so much more cost effective than Ubering everywhere)
- Eat outside of your comfort zone
(Try new foods, don't just stick to the pizza and pasta you're used to)
- Be flexible
(If you get lost, don't freak out. Roll with the punches)
- Be realistic
(You won't get EVERYTHING done on your list for the day. It's OK! Go home, get some sleep, regroup in he morning)
- It's OK to branch off from the group.
(Take a friend with you, but go explore without the other 30 students!)
- Take school seriously.
(You get what you give! Remember the reason for this opportunity - the "studying" part.
- Go to the ESAC sponsored events
(Dinner at Jama, wine tasting, tours, etc)
Prague is BEAUTIFUL, safe, and this program made studying abroad affordable. It was the perfect amount of time to be away. I was skeptical at first about studying abroad, but it was honestly one of the best decisions I've ever made!
Submitted by K - Metropolitan State University of Denver | September 29, 2015
Studying in Prague was fantastic! I really enjoyed my time there. I loved getting to experience a new culture and learn about what they do in their daily lives. Going on site visits was definitely very fun and one of my favorite parts. Every hotel is different but going across the world to see a hotel is a completely different experience!
The program itself was very fun. The first few days were making sure we knew our way around the city and understanding a little bit of the culture. It was easy to understand and it wasn't too long before I was exploring the city with a small group of friends.