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  • Restrictions: WMU applicants only
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer I 2018 Rolling Admission 05/26/2018 07/28/2018
Summer II 2018 Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Program Description:

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Program Overview

Students may intern for in either summer or for a whole semester during the regular school year. Internship placement is available (but limited to) business, communications, education, art, and urban planning. Our partner organization focuses not only on providing a quality internship experience, but also advancing participants' employability, cultural agility, country-specific knowledge, and global connections. Throughout the internship, students will be enrolled in an internship seminar class and also have the option to take elective classes.

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Location

During this internship, students will be placed in Prague and, should they take elective courses, study at the Anglo-American University. Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and is one of the economic and cultural capitals in Central Europe. Its relative affordability and central location makes it an ideal geographic location for students on tight budgets that wish to intern in Europe.

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Academics

Academic Eligibility
2.75 GPA, Good Academic Standing. 

Academic Program
Our partner organization is able to place students in many different fields of study like, business, communications, education, art, and urban planning. A full list of available fields can be viewed online.

Academic Credit
Students must arrange to earn credit through their department prior to beginning the internship. Most academic departments have an internship or independent study course that they may award credit for when students complete these types of opportunity. Please discuss the process of earning credit with your study abroad specialist prior to applying.

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Cost & Financial Aid

Cost
Program budget for summer 2018 is still being negotiated. Please schedule an appointment with the study abroad specialist indicated at the bottom of this page to get discuss a cost estimate.

Scholarship
Students are encouraged to check with their individual college and department to see if scholarships for study abroad may be available. Please also view our scholarship page on the website for additional funding opportunities.

Financial Aid
Students eligible for federal or state financial aid may use their awards for studying abroad. After a student has been accepted to the program, they must complete required paperwork with WMU Financial Aid to apply financial aid to the program costs. It is the student's responsibility to complete the paperwork prior to departure and to maintain compliance with financial aid regulations while studying abroad (i.e., remain enrolled full-time). *Non-WMU students must apply for financial aid through their home university.

Note: Disbursement of financial aid may not coincide with the start date of the program abroad, so plan ahead! Some out-of-pocket costs may occur prior to receiving financial aid for the semester, such as the program commitment fee, passport, airfare, immunizations, visa or residence permit fees (if applicable). These costs vary by program and WMU Study Abroad specialists are available to answer questions about the program budget. 

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Housing

Students will be housed in apartments near modern conveniences and public transportation. These apartments allow students to enjoy city-living and are the perfect fit for students that want to experience Prague like a local. The apartments with fully furnished and equipped with modern amenities. Students expect a commute of 15-30 minutes, depending on their internship placement.

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Itinerary

Summer dates are listed below. Students interested in interning for a full semester can request dates from the study abroad specialist designated below.

May 26: Internship begins
July 28: Internship ends

Tentative itinerary subject to change.

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Additional Resources

Contacts:
Joseph Rasich
Study Abroad Specialist
2425F Ellsworth Hall
(269) 387-5890
joseph.rasich@wmich.edu

Host Institution Information (external links)
CEA

Country Information (external links)
Lonely Planet - Czech Republic
Department of State Information
Country Specific Information - Czech Republic
Culturegram - Czech Republic
StudentsAbroad

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