Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Brno, Czech Republic
- Program Terms: Summer
- Restrictions: PSU applicants only
- Budget Sheets: Summer
Students participating in this program will have a unique opportunity to explore business and globalization in Eastern Europe. During the first half of this program, students are enrolled in the CzechMates summer program through Masaryk University. They will take a class with former PSU professor Michael Elavsky and dive deep into understanding the cultural context of Eastern Europe. With extensive travel to major European cities such as Prague, Vienna & Budapest, students can learn about and see for themselves how globalization has impacted the region. The second half of this program aims to explore the business environment of Central and Eastern Europe. Students will get the opportunity to visit local companies in and around Brno, as well as travel to Bohemia to learn about the business side of beer, an important export of the Czech economy and source of national pride. This program includes visits to both big and small European cities, including:
Students should come prepared for an intense but enriching experience! At the end of this program, they will have developed new perspectives on globalization, furthered their understanding of EU and Czech economies as well as increased their knowledge of global business and current events.
In order for courses from abroad to appear on your Penn State transcript, each course must be given a course equivalency. Please visit the Academics section of the Global Programs website for information on the course equivalency process.
Courses can be submitted for course equivalency before, during, or after the education abroad program, however, you should begin this process as soon as possible as it can take on average 2-4 months or more for courses to receive a Penn State course number. In some cases, it can be difficult to obtain syllabi from abroad before the start of the term, but when possible, courses can be submitted for review before departure. Talk to your Education Abroad Adviser about requesting syllabi.
Regardless of the timing or reason for the withdrawal, the student will be responsible for paying the Education Abroad Administrative Fees. For faculty-led freestanding programs, there is a specific withdrawal penalty schedule.
Education Abroad makes every attempt at keeping the program and administrative costs to a minimum. However, when you commit to participating in a program, Education Abroad begins to make financial commitments on your behalf. In case of withdrawal, the following fees will be charged to your Bursar account
Upon Commitment - 90 Days Prior to Departure: 25% Program Fee + EA Admin Fee
30 - 89 Days Prior to Departure: 50% Program Fee + EA Admin Fee
29 Days - Departure Date: 100% Program Fee + EA Admin Fee
Following the start of the summer semester, any adjustment of tuition charges will be made according to the Tuition Adjustment Schedule as determined by the Office of the Bursar. More information can be found on the University Senate Policy on Withdrawal and Leave of Absence.
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