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Study Abroad in Prague, Czech Republic

May 16-June 13, 2020

Program Highlights

  • Study in the capital city which has been the center for political, cultural, and economic activities of the Czech Republic for more than a thousand years.
  • All courses and program activities will be conducted in English.
  • Earn six hours MU summer school credit.
  • Take a class from one American professor and one Czech professor.
  • Classes composed of MU and Czech students working together.
  • Visit world class international companies.
  • Enjoy opportunities for cross-cultural experiences.
  • Open to all majors.
  • Read more in the detailed Prague information document.

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About This Program

The University of Missouri (MU) and the Czech University of Life Sciences will both offer two courses (6 credits) in international business. Course options will be finalized by October 2019

University of Missouri Course Offerings

  • Management 3901 - International Business - no prerequisites
  • Marketing 4185 - Managing the Digital World - no prerequisites

Czech University of Life Sciences Course Offerings

  • Management 3975 - Current Issues in European and Czech Business- no prerequisites
  • Marketing 3975 - International Marketing Management - no prerequisites

Note: If insufficient students sign up, the college reserves the right to reduce the quantity of course offerings.

Class enrollment will be fairly evenly distributed, with first preference given to students who are seniors and majoring in the particular topic. You should plan to discuss these courses and this study abroad program with your advisor to clarify exactly how these courses will satisfy the graduation requirements for your particular major or emphasis area.

Pre-departure Class meetings at MU

Prior to the start of the program, pre-departure class sessions will be held in Cornell Hall. The purpose of these class meetings will be to provide lectures on the principles of international business, review information regarding the companies that will be visited and orientation to the host country, travel administration, and safety abroad.

This is a non-credit course for which you will be required to register before the first day of the pre-departure class, in order to go on the program. You will not be charged any educational fees for this “course”. When registering – search in “additional criteria” for the Class Number only.

Pre-Departure Class Schedule:

Tuesdays

  • April 14 to May 5, 2020
  • 6-8 p.m.
  • 40 Cornell Hall
  • You must be 18 years or older.
  • You must be in good academic standing and have no current or past disciplinary sanctions.
  • You will need a passport that is valid for at least six months after your scheduled return date.
  • Copy of all program passports due to Study Abroad office by March 31
  • You will be asked to sign a liability release form and a medical release form (included in the International Center’s orientation materials).
  • You must meet minimum health insurance requirements set by the university.
  • You must attend all of the Trulaske College of Business’ pre-departure class meetings.
  • You will be expected to fully compete the application and International Center safety and security orientation through myStudyAbroad.
  • Participants must agree to the terms expressed in the MU student conduct manual and the MU “Conditions of Participation and Program Acceptance” form and the Trulaske College of Business Student Behavioral Disciplinary Policies.

English

Students will stay in the university dormitory on campus and will share a room with one other MU student for the entire program in Prague. The dormitory is located in the middle of campus and just a 3-minute walk from the business building. Public transportation allows for easy and flexible access from campus to downtown Prague.

Program social dinner events paid for by the program. A final program dinner social activity will include all the MU and CULS students along with faculty and staff associated with the program.

The food in the Czech Republic is very similar to German food in that it consists of a lot of meat (beef, pork, and chicken), potatoes, salads, and various kinds of vegetables. The meals are relatively inexpensive with an average lunch on campus costing $3-4 and an evening meal out on the town in a pub or local café usually costs only up to $7-9. The program schedule will outline which meals are parts of the program fee.

May 16, 2020 - June 13, 2020

Itinerary is subject to change

 

Date

Day

Daily Schedule

Meals

Activities

16-May

Sat

Depart for Prague

 

 

17-May

Sun

Arrive in Prague

D

 

18-May

Mon

Orientation to campus and Prague.

Learn subway and bus system to old Prague city center.

 

Czech University evening Welcome reception dinner.

19-May

Tue

Classes from 8 to 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

 

20-May

Wed

Classes from 8 to 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

D

T-Shirt exchange/evening social dinner with Czech students.

21-May

Thu

*Company visit

Subject to company changing the date.

 

South Bohemia Budvar Cultural Site

22-May

Fri

Classes from 8 to 10 a.m. and 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

 

23-May

Sat

**Free Day

 

 

24-May

Sun

**Free Day

 

 

25-May

Mon

**Free Day

 

 

26-May

Tue

Classes from 8 to 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

 

27-May

Wed

Classes from 8 to 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

*Company visit – University Brewery

D

Evening social with Czech students.

28-May

Thu

Classes from 8 to 10 a.m. and 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

 

29-May

Fri

**Free Day

 

 

30-May

Sat

**Free Day

 

 

31-May

Sun

**Free Day

 

 

1-Jun

Mon

**Free Day

 

 

2-Jun

Tue

Classes from 8 to 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

 

3-Jun

Wed

*Company visit-Skoda Mlada Boleslav Auto Mfg. Plant Visit.

Subject to company changing the date

L

Cultural visit

4-Jun

Thu

Classes from 8 to 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

D

Evening social with Czech students.

5-Jun

Fri

Classes from 8 to 10 a.m. and 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

 

6-Jun

Sat

**Free Day

 

 

7-Jun

Sun

**Free Day

 

 

8-Jun

Mon

**Free Day

 

 

9-Jun

Tue

Classes from 8 to 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

 

10-Jun

Wed

*Company visit - (Moser, Becher).

Subject to company changing the date.

L

Cultural visit - Karlovy Vary

11-Jun

Thu

Classes from 8 to 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

 

12-Jun

Fri

Classes from 8 to 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Last classes

D

Final Program dinner sponsored by Czech University.

15-Jun

Mon

Check out of dormitory. Students on own to get to airport, train station, etc.

 

 

L = Lunch; D = Dinner

How to pay for Study Abroad

Student Financial Aid These courses qualify for financial aid. Before going to the Financial Aid Office (11 Jesse Hall), visit the Trulaske Study Abroad office (213 Cornell Hall) for the financial aid worksheet. It is highly recommended all students meet with their Financial Aid advisor to discuss paying for study abroad. Scholarships Trulaske Study Abroad Scholarship deadline: February 15 For additional scholarship opportunities visit the International Center website for a list of available scholarships.

Estimated Budget

The following budget may be used for planning purposes.

Student Planning Budget

 

Tuition (resident) (6 credit hours)

$1,794

Tuition (non-resident) (6 credit hours)

$5,398

Trulaske Business Course Fee

$578

Technology Fee

$84

Program Fee

$2,895

MU International Center Study Abroad Fee

$245

Airfare (estimated)

$1,300

Estimated cost for Missouri residents

$6,896

Estimated cost for non-residents

$10,500

Note: Tuition is estimated as UGR Resident fees and is approximate until the Board of Curators of the University of Missouri sets the new fees in April during the spring semester prior to departure. Non-resident students pay their usual additional non-resident fees. Provided you are taking courses necessary for graduation, this simply shifts tuition costs from one term to another. The costs presented above in the student-planning budget are best estimates within five percent.

The program fee quoted above (billed to your student account sometime in May) includes the following:

  • All transportation in country for program planned company and cultural visits.
  • All lodging at the university dormitory in Prague for the four-week period:
  • Multiple program social dinner and culture events during the four-week program.
  • Airport transfers to the university dormitory upon arrival (but not departure) in Prague.
  • Required University of Missouri GeoBlue Insurance coverage for the duration of the program.

(Note: In some cases you may be required to pay out of pocket to receive services. This coverage allows you to submit claims for reimbursement by GeoBlue for any medical expenses incurred out of the US while on the program.)

  • Round trip transportation from the U.S. to Prague.
  • Weekend travel and daily expenses are extra personal expenses which will depend upon the wants and desires of each student, such as travel destinations, going out with friends, personal items, souvenirs, gifts, etc. Past participants recommend budgeting an additional $1,500 - $2,000.
  • MU Tuition for the two summer courses (6 hours) billed to your student account in the spring. Resident students pay usual resident fees. Non-resident students will pay the usual non-resident fees.
  • Daily meals, except for program sponsored events.
  • Passport, passport renewal or passport application fees.
  • MU International Center study abroad administrative covers MU support services for student emergencies during the program period.
  • Transportation is not provided from the dormitory back to the airport at program completion.

Withdrawal from Program - Student must contact the Student Services Coordinator directly by e-mail documenting any withdrawals from the intended study abroad program. Withdrawal date will be determined to be the date shown on the e-mail that is sent to the Student Services Coordinator in 213 Cornell Hall stating intent to withdraw from the program.

Amount

Withdrawal After

$100 Deposit

After Date of Application – no exceptions.

$600 will be billed

March 1

$2,000 will be billed

April 1

Total Program Fee billed

May 1

***Depending on the date that you withdraw from the program, the study abroad department may or may not be able to get a refund from the vendor. Your refund will be relative to the costs that can be recovered. If you have not been billed the program fee at the time of your withdrawal – you will be billed for any cancellations fees charged to the program.

You must have a valid passport with an expiration date more than six months after the program return date.

  • A copy of your passport is due to the Study Abroad office (213 Cornell) by March 31, 2020
  • U.S. citizens do not need a visa for visits to the Czech Republic
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen, check the country’s web page to determine if you need to apply for a tourist visa

I understand that in some special circumstances I may not receive full academic credit for the study abroad program for which I have applied. These circumstances include, but are not limited to:

  • Cancellation of the program due to circumstances beyond the control of the University of Missouri
  • A decision by the University, in its sole discretion, that cancellation of the program is appropriate based on health, safety, or similar circumstances
  • My inability to participate in or complete the program due to circumstances beyond the control of the University of Missouri
  • My dismissal from the program

I understand that in any of these circumstances, I will be refunded only those costs that can be recovered by the University of Missouri or the University’s partner program. If I have not been billed the program fee at the time of my withdrawal, I understand that I will be billed for any cancellation fees charged to the program.

The itinerary of this program may be modified by the Trulaske College of Business and/or the University of Missouri due to health, safety, or similar concerns. The withdrawal fees listed above will apply to students if this occurs. Transportation change fees and expenses will be the responsibility of the student.

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  • Application Deadline: March 31.
  • The program will accept up to 40 students.

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