We are thrilled to offer new courses in 8 of our programs beginning in Spring 2017. From new economics courses in Siena to a course on food, culture, and identity in Vietnam, new courses provide more variety, allowing students to meet major requirements, delve into the local context of the country where they are studying—or both.
Reduced Chinese language hours and new electives at CET Shanghai
In Shanghai, students will devote less time and credits to language classes (but have the same great teachers) in order to make more time for their internships and elective courses. Language courses, offered at every level of proficiency, will meet 6 hours per week for a recommended 6 credits. Additionally, new electives in international marketing, the foundations of Chinese design, and a revised Shanghai history course provide students even more opportunities to learn about and engage with this global metropolis.
Internships remain a key component of CET Shanghai, and thanks to our tireless local staff and network, the internship possibilities are virtually limitless. Students spend 3 afternoons per week at organizations focusing on business, media, STEM, history, law, education, sports, philanthropy, music, and more. We’ve worked with hundreds of sites and yet, every term, we match about one third of our students with new hosts based on student preference. Check out our new Mandarin classes and new electives in the chart below.
CET Prague adds a new academic concentration
In Prague, we have added to our academic concentrations in Jewish Studies and Central European Studies with a new offering in Business and Economics. Students who choose this option will see firsthand what draws entrepreneurs to Prague. They will take a core course in European Economies in Transition, which delves into the shift from Communism to a market economy. Site visits to start-ups and companies like ŠKODA, Brisk, and Pilsner will provide the opportunity to talk with managers and explore career opportunities. They may also choose to enroll in one or more of the new electives available on CET Prague in marketing, management, and entrepreneurship. Students in all three concentrations will participate in the Traveling Seminar to Poland, Austria, and Hungary.
New for 2017, all CET Prague students will all have the option of selecting the internship plus internship companion course as an elective. Internships might entail researching trends in renewable energy generation for E.ON, conducting internet marketing for Slevomat (the Czech answer to Groupon), or working for a multinational corporation like CitiBank or DHL.
See all of our new courses below.