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IFSA Czech Republic - Reimagining Europe
Prague, Czech Republic (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
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Program Sponsor: IFSA-Butler 
Restrictions: F&M applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of F&M approval for this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing Options: Apartment Term: Fall, Spring
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IFSA Butler Program Advisor: Claire Retterer
Area of Study: Computer Science Program Type: Direct Enrollment at Local University, Study Center
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IFSA Czech Republic: Reimagining Europe

 

About the Program

Examine a Europe in transition to understand the future of business, technology, media, and cybersecurity in Europe and in the world. Maximize your experience by connecting with IFSA-Butler's local network of academics, entrepreneurs, legal experts, Czech- and foreign-owned businesses, hacker spaces, and NGOs.


About Prague

Prague is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic and is also the historical capital of Bohemia.  The city offers stunning architecture, galleries, cobbled courtyards, museums, ancient chapels, and a castle on a hill.

 

Program Benefits

  • A cutting-edge curriculum offers electives in business, cybersecurity, human resources, information technology, and media, and a core course that explores Europe in transition 

  • Live and study in the lively city of Prague, a compelling vantage point to explore issues relevant to the Czech Republic, Europe and the world

  • Robust local network of academics, entrepreneurs, legal experts, Czech- and foreign-owned businesses, hacker spaces and NGOs 

  • Join a unique academic community of highly-qualified faculty and students from over 90 countries

  • Take part in a Professional Development Project, where you'll engage with local businesses and expand your industry knowledge 

  • Small class sizes offer the opportunity to engage directly with Prague College's experienced international lecturers

 

Academics

All courses are worth 4 U.S. semester credit hours each (1 F&M credit per class). You will take Survival Czech Language, the Reimagining Europe core course and three additional courses. Elective courses are divided into five learning communities, each of which offer a variety of classes taught at Prague College.
  • Cybersecurity, Cryptography and Financial Crime
  • Experimental and Creative Media
  • Global Business and Leadership
  • Human Resources and Multicultural Organizational Practices
  • Information Technology and Innovation
You will also work on a Professional Development Project throughout your semester.  Through a combination of visits and experiences that will occur as a group, you will actively survey an industry of your choosing. The accompanying project allows you to gain experience writing a whitepaper, business plan, or research paper. 


Franklin & Marshall Academic Policy
F&M requires all students to enroll in a full course load at the host institution or off-campus study program. You can typically find this information on the program partner's website. In many cases, this will be four or five courses for a semester. Many programs grant course credit in U.S. semester credit hours. Franklin & Marshall will award four F&M course credits for a total of 15 or 16 U.S. semester credit hours.  If the total number of credits for your program is more than 16 or less than 15, divide the total number by four to find out how many course credits you will receive (this includes summer study).

Courses on off-campus study programs must be taken for a letter grade, not on a pass/no pass basis. Grades from off-campus study program courses will appear on your Franklin & Marshall transcript, but they will not be calculated into your cumulative GPA.

Courses taken off-campus may be able to satisfy major, minor, language or distribution requirements (Arts, Humanities, Social Science, Non-Western Cultures or Natural Science Lab) in addition to general elective credit. Courses may fulfill more than one requirement. Please note that Franklin & Marshall cannot issue transfer credit for a course taken in a department that is not represented at the College.  If a course does not clearly fall under a department, the off-campus study advising staff can help you determine whether or not it can be accepted for credit.

Franklin & Marshall Housing Policy
Housing options during your off-campus study program will vary by program. Some programs may allow students to choose their housing option; other programs require all students to live in a certain type of housing. Typical housing arrangements may include apartments, homestays, or on-campus housing at a local university. Please visit the program homepage to determine your program's housing options or requirements.

Please note that some programs may offer students the option to pursue independent housing (outside of the regular housing options provided by the program). F&M does not allow students to choose independent housing unless there is a significant academic or cultural reason (such as wanting to live in a homestay when only apartment housing is provided). Independent housing carries many risks and F&M and the program provider cannot provide any support to students who pursue independent housing. Students who are interested in pursuing independent housing will need to contact their off-campus study adviser to petition for approval to pursue this option.

Financial Policy, Financial Aid and Scholarships
During the academic year, students will continue to be eligible for financial aid during a term of off-campus study.   This includes federal and state loans and Franklin & Marshall merit scholarships and need-based grants.  In general, eligibility for financial aid is based on Franklin & Marshall tuition, cost of housing and meals from the off-campus study program, and an allowance for books and personal expenses.  Your annual estimated family contribution as generated by your FAFSA will remain the same regardless of program costs. Students who receive Grant-in-Aid benefits will continue to access these benefits for the semester off-campus. This benefit is only available to students of eligible full-time F&M faculty and staff.

Students may be eligible for additional scholarships outside of F&M, please review the Scholarships section of the website for more information.



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