Why CET Prague: Summer?
Internship students at CET Prague are motivated go-getters looking for a productive summer abroad on their own terms. With a highly flexible curriculum and custom internship placements, you go home with a new favorite city, substantive work experience on your résumé, and the tools to take charge of whatever is up next for you.
Curriculum & Syllabi
You take the internship component and one or two electives to meet a total of 3 to 6 recommended credits.
Choose the curriculum option that best suits you.
- Option 1 (6 credits): For-credit internship + 1 elective
- Option 2 (6 credits): Non-credit internship + 2 electives
- Option 3 (3 credits): Non-credit internship + 1 elective
Choose between a for-credit or non-credit internship:
- PR/INTS 351 Internship: Bridging Theory & Practice (150 hours, 3 credits)
- Non-Credit Internship
Choose one or two of these 3-credit courses to meet the recommended 3 to 6 total credits:
Intern in Prague
When it’s a good fit, internship placements are learning experiences that help you grow professionally and academically, so we work hard to match you with an organization that will develop your skill set. You should come out of your internship with a better understanding of your chosen field, your professional goals, and the academic theories underlying international work.
Deepen Your Cultural Understanding
Not only does Prague offer particularly robust internship opportunities in economics and humanities/social development, your elective(s) are designed to enhance your time and internship abroad with cultural understanding. Choose one or two electives—European Economies in Transition and/or Political and Cultural History of East Central Europe in the 20th Century—depending on your curriculum of your choice.
Housing & Meals
Share a conveniently located apartment in downtown Prague with CET peers. Experience the incredible architecture and natural beauty of the city during your short commute to class or your internship; Prague is small (for a major European city), and CET provides you with a free pass for public transit (rated one of the best in the world!).
Downtown CET Center
The CET Center is in the heart of Prague. The Center houses classrooms, offices for the program staff, a library, and a small computer lab with wifi access. Modern and up-to-date inside, the building itself has Gothic origins updated with Baroque styles in the 17th century. When you’re not working and learning at your internship, you can study or enjoy your lunch at the open-air patio in the courtyard.
Eating in Prague
For meals, take advantage of the city’s vibrant food scene and try all the local specialties. Svíčková is an option you’ll never try outside the city: beef served in a creamy sauce made from root vegetables, then topped with whipped cream and cranberry sauce. It just works! Feeling like a home-cooked meal? Grab ingredients at the supermarket and have a night in with your roommates.
Life in Prague
Once class is out, Prague is waiting for you. Enjoy the perks of living in “the world’s greenest city” by reading in the park. Go paddle boating in the river on a nice day. See a world-class play at one of the city’s many beautiful theaters. Museum hop from the National Gallery to the DOX Center for Contemporary Art, then unwind at a cozy café. Prague has a little something for everybody.
Activities & Excursions
Your internship keeps you busy, but there’s plenty of Prague to see in the evenings and on the weekends. Explore the farmer’s markets on Saturday mornings. Climb the clock tower in Old Town Square or the Klementinum and enjoy panoramic views of the city and its famous red roofs. Shop for Czech crystal to bring home for yourself or friends and family.
Director of Prague Programs
Kevin Johnson, Ph.D.
Academic Director of Prague Programs
All of your classes and program-related learning are included with your tuition.
We arrange for you to live in a centrally located apartment with other CET students. Your program fees go toward rent, furnishing, regular cleaning, and other management costs.
From pre-departure to orientation, from on site to re-entry, CET provides you with the support you need every step of the way.
You’re provided with a comprehensive insurance plan through GeoBlue that even includes medical evacuation coverage.
The activities and excursions that we arrange are included in your program fee. All you need to do is remember to bring your camera!
Your textbooks and course materials are covered and waiting for you on site.
You receive an official transcript jointly issued by CET and Charles University at the end of the term. You also have the option to request a School of Record transcript from the University of Minnesota for an additional fee if necessary
- Must be 18 or older at the time of program participation.
- Open to students from any US college or university
- GPA: 3.0 or higher preferred, but admissions decisions are made on a case-by-case basis; lower GPAs still encouraged to apply
- Open to all levels of Czech language, from absolute beginner to advanced
Complete the application through your online CET account. This is a brief form that asks for basic information and has a few short answer questions about why you want to study abroad.
Use the link in your online account to send a recommendation request to one of your previous instructors.
This is an online form that your study abroad office fills out to let us know you meet the requirements to study abroad. To send the electronic form request, simply enter the name and email address of your study abroad advisor in the designated fields of of your online account.
Your online CET account has specific instructions for submitting an official transcript.
Price Subject to Change:
CET reserves the right to increase quoted charges at any time without prior notification, based on increased instruction costs, exchange rate fluctuation or other cost increases beyond CET’s control.