International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987


Universities in Prague

Charles University

Charles University
Charles University

Founded in the mid-14th century, Charles University is one of the oldest universities in the world and one of the leading universities in Central Europe. With an emphasis on international cooperation, the university has partnerships with 170 foreign universities.

Czech and Roman King Charles IV founded Prague University on April 7, 1348 as the first university to the north of the Alps and to the east of Paris. The university grew rapidly and garnered respect throughout Europe for hundreds of years.

The 20th Century won over distinguished professors to teach there, like Albert Einstein and Thomas G. Masaryk. While it produced vast amounts of scientific research and literary work, World War II erupted and Hitler closed all Czech universities, persecuting professors and students, while the German side of the universities meagerly prevailed. At War's end, Communist control continued and Charles University, having changed its name, grew modestly. It wasn't until 1989 that the totalitarian regime ended and Charles University was able to flourish.

ISA students will enjoy small class sizes with fellow ISA classmates. Classes are taught by Charles University professors in a classroom location on Thakurova street in Prague 6. This is a nice area of town where many local students reside and attend classes at several Charles University faculties located in the area. There are nice restaurants and some shops in the area as well as a major metro and tram station with a fast connection to the city center.

University of Economics Prague

The University of Economics, Prague (Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze) has been consistently ranked as the "Top Business School in Eastern Europe" for a number of years. It has several corporate partners and memberships with the Community of European Management Schools and Partnership in International Management.

ISA students will study in the Central and East European Studies (CESP) division of the University of Economics, Prague with other international students. All courses are instructed in English, with the exception of the Czech language course. The courses are taught by host university faculty (native Czech professors and business professionals) and are held in the UEP's newest addition to its campus in central Prague, a ten-minute walk to the ISA Prague office. ISA students have access to all of the resources of the university including computer labs, a student cafeteria, restaurant, student support offices and more. As an added cultural benefit, all students participating in this program are paired with a local Czech student throughout their semester abroad, in the "Buddy System" program offered through the CESP.