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API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and the surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API Prague programs. All excursions are subject to change.
Budapest is Hungary’s capital and largest city. The river Danube flows through Budapest on its way to the Black Sea, dividing the city in two. In fact, Buda and Pest were officially united in 1873. Hungary joined the European Union in 2004, but its capital retains an Eastern mystique, with twisty old streets lined with beautiful architecture. Today Budapest is bustling with activity. The language will fascinate you, the nightlife buzzes, the classical music scene is impressive, and the Hungarian people are warm and welcoming. Budapest’s famous thermal baths are a “must-do” for the traveler. Due to Budapest’s stunning beauty, many tourists believe it to be one of the hidden treasures of Central Europe.
TOTAL CREDITS - 6 semester credits
Over the sixty years since its founding the VSE University of Economics, Prague has acquired substantial international recognition as one of the top public business schools in Central and Eastern Europe. It provides a competitive and professional yet friendly environment for study and self-development for more than 15,000 students, from all over the world. The main campus of VŠE is in Prague 2 in the Vinohrady and Žižkov areas of Prague. This is a very “Bohemian” area with a lot of cafes for students to meet and enjoy themselves after study. Even the name of the area “U Rajske Zahrady” (at the place of the tomato garden) tells you how it was being used prior to 1918. It’s a favorite area for students and a place to gather.
TRANSCRIPTSAPI students will receive a transcript from VSE University of Economics upon completion of their program.
Rebecca Cott will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!
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Caleb will be your resident director and a resource for you on-site in Prague!
API summer students at VSE Business School can choose from courses in cultural studies, entrepreneurship, globalization, international business, marketing, Czech language, and more. All courses, with the exception of Czech, are offered in English.
The course provides an integrated overview of different forms of marketing communications (advertising, public relations, sales promotion, personal selling) and focuses on their functions, theoretical background, and practical applications and specifics of their use in the international environment with a focus on Central Europe.
Language of Instruction: English
The course focuses on international trade theories as a base for doing international business, international trade development trends in last decades, international trade policy, different forms of doing business, international competitiveness and social, legal or cultural aspects of international business. Special attention is given to the position of Central and Eastern Europe.
The aim of this course is to provide an in-depth understanding of global power politics by focusing on different sources of power (eg. economic size, military power, natural resources, political stability, new technologies and an effective use of information). Subsequently, through the unique set of sources of power inherent to each international actor it is demonstrated how these influence the performance of global and regional powers and affect their decision-making.
The course concerns with blockchain (DLTs) and other emerging technologies in business and finance that shape the digital economy. It is practically oriented and includes lectures of successful entrepreneurs who broke through using high-tech innovations.
API students in Prague will live in university residence halls.
API students at VSE Business School will stay at the Jarov III. G student dormitory, which is located in Praha 3, about 20 minutes by tram from the university building. These dorms were renovated between 2015 and 2017, and each room comes with a balcony, kitchen with a cupboard (with cooking utensils and dishes), an electric hot plate, a microwave oven, and a fridge. A bathroom with a shower, 2 wash-basins, and separated WC is also located inside the flat. Each unit has space for 4 students, with double-room accommodations (single rooms may be possible).