Quick Info

  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Summer
  • : Panther Program
  • : Business, Accounting, Business Information Systems, Finance, Global Management, Human Resources, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Communication, Economics, Film Studies, History, History and Philosophy of Science, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • : 21 May 2018 - 4 August 2018
  • : 2018: $7,900 In-State / $8,100 Out-of-State
  • : 28 January 2018
  • : 3.0 GPA, Pitt Students: Must have completed 24 credits on a Pitt campus, Clear Judicial Record, Open to students from all campuses and departments

Academics

You will earn six credits through the Pitt Business Internship for Credit Program (BUS 1910). Your coursework will include reflective essays, a midterm internship supervisor evaluation, and a final internship supervisor evaluation. All assignments will be posted online through a course website, and students will submit assignments electronically. BUS1910 is graded pass/fail, and only students who successfully pass the internship course will be considered as having studied abroad for any degree, certificate, or major requirements.

BUS1910 fulfills both foreign culture requirements for Pitt Business students. 

Non-business students, including dual degree students, should work directly with their academic advisors to determine if the course can be applied to any degree requirements. 

Experiential Learning

Pitt's partner in Prague, EUSA, will work with you after your acceptance to find you an internship. Internships in Prague are available in a variety of fields, and EUSA always takes your academic focus and career goals into account when pairing you with a host company. The final interview for your internship will occur in-country.

EUSA will work with you throughout the placement process to perfect your resume, prepare you for your interviews, and find out what your internship goals are. For more information about the placement process, see EUSA's placement process flow chart.

For more information about EUSA’s internship placement meeting and how you should prepare, see EUSA’s placement meeting overview.

 

 

On-Site Faculty And Staff

EUSA, Pitt's partner in Prague, has a full-time support staff there to help you with whatever you might need during your stay. Whether it’s housing, internship advice, or just recommendations on where to take your parents when they visit, the EUSA staff is there for you.

Read more about life in Prague here.

Housing

You will be housed in shared, suite-style housing with the other IIP: Prague students. Your living space will have internet, a kitchen, a shared bathroom, shared bedrooms, and access to laundry facilities.

Commuting is part of living in a city, and you can expect an hour commute from your housing to your internship site.

Pricing And Dates

All students are required to attend the mandatory Pre-Departure Bash.  This afternoon long event will cover important topics relevant to study abroad like health, safety, security, and more.  Plus, it will give you the chance to meet other students studying abroad on your programs!  Alumni and staff will also be present to help you start thinking about your goals for the program.

The Pre-Departure Bash for this program will be on: February 10, 2018. Your program manager will follow up with more information once you begin your application!

In-State Fee Out-of-State Fee
$7,900 $8,100
Arrive in Prague Depart Prague
21 May 2018 4 August 2018

Please do not book your flights until instructed to do so by your program manager. You are welcome to arrive prior to the program start date or depart after the program end date, but you must make independent housing and travel arrangements for that time. Please note that you may not exceed 90 days in the Schengen Area, which includes the Czech Republic, without a visa. Plan your arrival and departure dates accordingly!

Business students can apply for over $360,000 in scholarship funds on the Pitt Business International Scholarships page as well as crowdfund using the Pitt Business Fund My Travel page. Please note that the application deadline for the Pitt Business International Scholarship is the same as the program application deadline. 

For additional scholarship opportunities, be sure to check out the ‘Programs’ tab at the top of this page!

 

Keep in mind that dates change.  You shouldn't book airfare until given confirmation from your program manager.

Inclusions & Exclusions

As a part of your IIP: Prague fee, the following are included:

  • In-country orientation
  • Tuition for six credits
  • Housing
  • International health insurance

While your program fee will cover most of your expenses, keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • Round-trip flight
  • Meals and personal expenses
  • Public transportation costs
  • Taxi fare to and from the airport in Prague
  • University of Pittsburgh Study Abroad Fee ($300)
  • Visa (if applicable)

Flights, meals and spending money for 12 weeks is approximately $3,500. Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

Ready to get started on your application?  

Program Staff

Hillary Koller

Walk-In Advising Hours: By Appointment Only

Hello! I’m Hillary, the Internship Manager for Pitt Business International Programs. I originally hail from New Jersey, but became a member of the Pitt community as an undergraduate student in 2002 and I have been here pretty much ever since. During my time at Pitt I’ve had the opportunity to accompany students abroad, and I’m excited to work with you to make your international internship experience a valuable one! When I’m not in the office, you can find me spending time in the great outdoors, reading, cooking, and taking a yoga or ballet class. Get in touch with me at hkoller@pitt.edu or 412-648-0276.

Nazir Noori

Walk-In Advising Hours: MWF 2-4 PM

Salam! I’m Nazir and I am a Program Manager at the Study Abroad Office. I was born and raised abroad and went to school in Iran, Afghanistan, and the U.S. I also took classes with the Foreign Service Institute in India and United Arab Emirates. I worked for the U.S. Department of State, USAID, and German Foreign Office for over ten years before moving to Pittsburgh in 2014. At the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, I assisted Afghan students to study in the U.S., and now I am glad I have the opportunity to help American students study abroad. Stop by the office during my walk-in hours (Mon, Wed, and Fri, 2-4pm) or get in touch with me at nazir.noori@pitt.edu or 412-383-4827 to discuss the study abroad options.