What We Do

At UPCES, we want to ensure that your study abroad experience is unparalleled. When studying abroad with UPCES, you'll take classes in the heart of the city, join us on excursions around the Czech Republic and abroad, and experience Prague as the locals do!

UPCES is designed to immerse students in the social and cultural environment of the Czech Republic. Students have innumerable outlets for immersion while studying abroad with UPCES.

  • Czech and other European students from Charles University enroll in UPCES courses and seminars.
  • UPCES organizes frequent cultural activities for students, each of which offers an introduction to a unique side of Czech culture. These activities are included in UPCES tuition.
  • UPCES students live as locals do, in apartments located throughout the city center.
  • Upon arrival in Prague, UPCES students have the opportunity to be matched with Czech students to help them navigate the city and culture.
  • UPCES organizes social gatherings with Czech and Erasmus students to places such as museums, festivals, concerts, quiz nights, and more.
  • UPCES trips always include Czech and other European students.

The UPCES Experience

  • Enrollment at Charles University, Faculty of Humanities
  • 5 courses for a total of 16 academic credits
  • 2-week UPCES Orientation Session
  • Four Program Trips
    • Weekend Trip to Krakow, Poland
    • Day Trip to Litoměřice, Czech Republic
    • Day Trip to Karlovy Vary or Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
    • Day Trip to Český Krumlov, Czech Republic
  • Prague Transport Pass
  • Assistance obtaining a Czech cell phone and SIM card
  • Airport reception and taxi service to hotel
  • Four nights at hotel upon arrival in Prague
  • Cultural activities throughout the semester
  • Course packs and Czech language guides
  • Charles University ID card, 24-hour building access pass, and personal computer account
  • Full 24-hour UPCES staff support
  • Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Transcript assistance
  • Internship opportunities
  • Comprehensive pre-departure advising
  • Guides for living and traveling
  • Basic Czech health Insurance required for the visa application (not intended to replace a student’s health insurance with family and/or university)

"Studying abroad was absolutely one of the best times in my life so far. I was able to learn inside and outside the classroom about politics, culture, and language and I traveled all around Europe with some incredible people."

- Samantha Simon, UPCES Alumna

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