Experience Prague, Czech Republic the Awesome (AESHM) Way
This multi-disciplinary program is designed to immerse students thoroughly in the history and culture of the Czech Republic. Students will compare and contrast the event and hospitality industry of Prague, one of the most visited cities in the world, to that in the United States. There will also be the opportunity to learn about the historical, social, cultural, geographical, economic, and tourism aspects within the country. This trip will allow students to explore one of the most beautiful cities in Europe while learning about the relatively recent growth in events, hospitality and tourism in Prague, the City of Hundreds of Spires located on the Vltava River.
During the program, you will:
• Map the central role that Prague, Czech Republic plays in the international event, hospitality and tourism industry.
• Develop an understanding and an appreciation of Prague culture and the tourist within cultural context.
• Develop intercultural competence, teamwork skills, problem solving, and time management skills within the context of Prague.
• Compare Prague with other hospitality and event industries.
• Become more worldy and knowledgeable
You will be enrolled in AESHM 281 (1 credit), the required ISU pre-departure orientation course for this study abroad program. You will also be enrolled in AESHM 381 (2 credits), the required ISU class for the travel component of this study abroad program.
2018 Program Highlights
Round-trip travel to Prague, from May 7th to May 22nd
Explore the city of Prague. Including: visits to a Czech coffee house, walking tour of street art, river cruise on the Vltata River and a guided tour of a brewery, a large industry in the Czech Republic.
Spend the night in the historical region of Moravia to see the more pastoral side of Czech culture
See some of the World Heritage Sites in the Czech Republic, including the historical center of Prague
Program Prerequisites and Criteria for Participant Selection
Participants must meet the following requirements:
At least 18 years of age
Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
Applicants will be asked to submit the following materials as part of their ISUAbroad application:
One online recommendation from an ISU Faculty Member/Adviser/Staff Member
Essay explaining and reflecting on how they will benefit from participating in this program (about 250-350 words)
The College of Human Sciences may check a participant's current GPA at any time. Failure to maintain the required GPA may affect participation in an international program.
Costs and Financial Assistance
This program has costs that will appear on your U-bill and costs that you will pay for out-of-pocket, and the budget sheet linked below outlines more information about the expected costs. Please note that ISU budget sheets are estimates and costs may vary. However, it should give you a good idea of how much you would spend to participate in this program. Other links below provide resources to help you find scholarships and other aid to pay for participating in the program.
If you are a first time traveler in CHS you can find information here about CHS's Passport Reimbursement program.
All participants in this program will be automatically enrolled in CISI, an international health insurance and emergency service plan. This insurance plan is required for all undergraduate and graduate students participating in ISU study abroad programs. The cost of the plan is $1.31 per day, and it has been built into the cost of the program fee. More information is available at the links below:
The application deadline for the program is December 18, 2017. You will be notified by soon after the deadline if you have been accepted to participate. You will have a week and a half to decide if you will commit to the program, a specific commitment date will be in your acceptance letter. If you commit to your offer, you are officially part of the program, and you will be responsible for all program costs listed on the ISUAbroad budget sheet. If you withdraw, you will be responsible for all non-recoverable program payments the college is obligated to make on your behalf. Charges will be applied to your U-bill.
Contact and Additional Information
Questions about the program and academics should be directed to Program Director Rita McClain, email@example.com. Questions about the application process should be directed to the College of Human Sciences International Programs Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or in 131 MacKay Hall.