The Prague Connection study abroad program is designed specifically for Spring Connection students to begin their academic careers with a high impact experience that leads to greater student involvement and success. Courses taught abroad are designed to engage students and fulfill NC State degree requirements prior to coming to campus in the spring. As with all NC State Prague courses, class size remains under 20 students, making discussion a critical and essential component of the course. This program further benefits students by placing NC State courses in a global context. Students will not only read about their course content, but they will live it. Students who study abroad are placed in a new and unfamiliar environment. By navigating this new context students begin to develop intercultural skills, growing in and out of the classroom. In addition to cultural, personal, social and academic growth, students who study abroad are more marketable upon graduation.
About NC State Prague
NC State Prague is a year-round facility that seeks to further the educational and outreach objectives of NC State University. It is NC State’s only permanent international facility that welcomes both students and faculty alike. The intent of NC State Prague is to support a number of on-going European international activities and to serve as a catalyst for a rich variety of new international teaching and research opportunities.
NC State Prague has a long history of success, beginning in 2005. It was initially referred to as the Prague Institute and has been managed by the College of Design. The Institute formally becomes known as the NC State European Center in Prague (NC State Prague for short) and management shifts to the Office of International Affairs, fostering an expanded mission as of July 1, 2017.