** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
ESAC hosts a four week study abroad program in July 2018, located in Prague, Czech Republic with an optional weekend excursion to beautiful Vienna (Austria). Meet the locals, study business and marketing by visiting the companies and firms directly and take a summer cruise of Europe’s most spectacular city! This program is a great bargain for your hard earned cash and includes more than you would ever dream of.
A typical day would look something like this: class will be held in the morning in a modern classroom facility, followed by lunch and afternoon field visit to Microsoft to listen to a senior level manager discuss marketing strategies in Eastern Europe. Your evening may consist of a picnic in the park with your friends or you might sneak off to the opera for mere pennies. The next day you might be free to explore Prague or join a small group to visit a crystal factory or museum.
How to Apply
Applying to ESAC
ESAC accepts students who demonstrate that they are capable of studying and traveling overseas, meaning, we seek students who are curious, strong, independent, can cope with change and different environments. We want students who are flexible and can roll with language and cultural barriers and who are willing to take responsibility for their own actions and behavior. We want easy going people who don’t panic at every turn and can adapt to things like food, heavy travel, long walks and live without the comforts of home. Is this you? If so, apply now. www.goesac.com – hit the application button and change your life forever.
You are currently a student in good standing at an accredited college, university or law school.
You have maintained a minimum GPA of 2.8.
Application requirements: Complete the on-line application form (including 2 references) and complete the personal essay on the application. Non-refundable application fee of $200 is due with the application. ESAC accepts checks, money orders, cashier's checks, money transfers and all major Credit Cards through PayPal service. Applications and deposits received after the deadlines will be accepted only if space permits. ESAC programs are taught in English so all students must be proficient in the English language.
You are ready to have a great time! We want fun people with a sense of humor!
Applying to USF
Detailed information on How to Apply can be found here.
Students may take the following combination of courses listed below:
Two ESAC courses (for transfer credit);
One full-time intership (direct USF credit);
One ESAC course (transfer credit) plus one part-time internship (direct USF credit).
ESAC courses (transfer credit):
MAN 3301: Human Resources Management, 3 credits
MAN 4930: Global Meetings & Exhibitions, 3 credits
Upload your completed form to the Course Approval Form Questionnaire.
Cost to USF
Program Administration Charge: $375.00
Cost to ESAC
Full time classes (two courses): $4640.00
Full time Internship (40 hours of work a week): $4640.00
1 Class and Internship (20 hours of work and one 3 credit course): $4790.00
Accommodation for four weeks in residental hall with Internet
Breakfast and lunch included (class days)
Tuition and transcripts issued from the University of Economics, Prague
Internship Placement Fee
Several pizza lunches and 3 group dinners
Ground transportation including metro, bus and all trams
Transport from the airport to the residence hall on arrival date and return
Assistance during residence hall check in & Welcome reception Czech style food
Orientation Day with teambuilding, breakfast, lunch, how to use public transportation & helpful hints
Classes including free Czech language and culture course
All course materials & Student ID card
Leaving party with dinner
Site visits to businesses (including K10, Holmes Place, IBM, and Radio Free Europe)
Optional guided tours of the cities with student advisers
Fun cultural events and picnics with advisers and professors
Day trip to Karlstejn Castle (Transport and guided tour) & optional day trip to Kutna Hora
Health Insurance Coverage for duration of stay
*Extra fee for Vienna weekend, $550.00
Includes transport, accommodation with breakfast, walking tour, visit to the Vienna Convention Center, traditional Austrian dinner and visit to the United Nations.
This program is excellent quality for good value. Previous participants will gladly speak with prospective students just ask! visit website: http://www.goesac.com
International Airfare $1350-1800
Basic Food Budget ($300-500)
Most students will spend $1200-1500 for the month in- country, allowing for limited travel, cell phone usage, restaurant dining and other entertainment.
Financial Aid and Scholarship Funding
Students who are eligible for loans and grants to take classes at USF may be able to use their assistance to study abroad. USF students should contact the University of South Florida Office of Financial Aid (813) 974-4700 or visit USF Financial Aid for further information.
The Education Abroad Office offers Compass Study Abroad Scholarships for study abroad. These are partial scholarships awarded on a competitive basis. Please visit our Funding Page for application information and deadlines.
Health and Safety
Medical Insurance and Safety Abroad
USF provides program participants with sickness/accident and emergency medical evacuation insurance valid for the dates of the program. Those who will travel independently, either in advance of the program or after the program ends, must ensure that they have insurance coverage valid outside the U.S.
Participant's safety and well-being are paramount to USF. Please read through our detailed country-specific safety and health information given in our Country Study Reports. Make sure to read up on country-specific information on the U.S. Department of State and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites.
For detailed information on travel documents you may need for your trip please visit our Passport and Visa page.
If you arrive on July 7, 2018 we will provide transport to the residence hall. On the final day of the program (August 4, 2018) we arrange few group van shuttles from the residence hall to the airport.
Housing is located in a recently renovated building, close to public transportation. Travel time from the dorms to the classroom is about 20 minutes using public transportation. There are numerous shops, restaurants and pubs nearby.
Breakfast and lunch are provided on all class days. Several group meals are also included throughout the program.
Faculty and Contacts
For General Information or questions regarding program enrollment and payment, please contact:
Education Abroad Office email@example.com