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Featuring CCIS Programs

UNYP Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic (Europe)

Quick Facts

Important COVID-19 Information for UNYP Prague

Spring 2024

Dates:  January 21 – May 10, 2024

Application Deadline:  September 25
Costs: $ 12,480

Fall 2024

Dates: September 1 – December 21, 2024

Application Deadline: March 15
Costs: $ 12,980

Credits: 12-15 credits
Language of Instruction: English

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*A non-refundable deposit of $800 is due within two weeks of acceptance to the semester program. This deposit is applied towards the program cost and paid to the College of Staten Island. 

Please note that if you see dates or costs for a prior term above, that future terms will have similar dates and costs.  We will update info as soon as it becomes available.

Click here for the UNYP Prague Summer Program 


Program Overview

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Study for a semester, year, or summer in Prague, the Czech Republic!  As one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe since the fall of the Communist government in 1989, Prague offers a rich cultural, historical, and architectural experience. From the famous Charles Bridge to Old Town to Mala Strana, every corner turned offers sites to savor. The city is student friendly and walking from one destination to another to another is enjoyable and easy to do. For destinations too far to walk, the city offers a good and inexpensive tram system.

Entertainment abounds in Prague. Special days, festivals and public holidays are widely celebrated so visitors can observe and participate in these local traditions. Musical performances from classical and jazz to rock are frequent; there is an International Music Festival held in May/June, and a Mozart Festival held in September. It is not uncommon to walk down the streets of Prague and be handed fliers for upcoming events and performances.

The University of New York in Prague (UNYP) is a private, state recognized, accredited institution offering the best in English language higher education. It is located in the central district of Prague, close to the metro, and the tram stops just three minutes from the school. Over 900 students from 60 countries attend, and UNYP boasts a world-wide alumni of 1,700.

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Contact Program Sponsor and Advisor

College of Staten Island, CUNY
Gonzalo Villena
ELI Director

Questions? Contact me
Tel:(718) 982-2100

This program is sponsored and administered by the College of Staten Island CUNY.

Academics & Program

University of New York in Prague 

At UNYP, all of the classes are taught in English. Study alongside other UNYP and study abroad students in a wide variety of academic offerings. UNYP’s courses and degrees are accredited by American, Czech and British accreditation authorities.

During the semester, UNYP offers a full curriculum of over 130 different English-taught courses with a strong emphasis on analytical thinking skills and creative problem solving. UNYP’s internationally diverse faculty is made up of 125 members from 25 different countries. With an overall semester student population of approximately 1,000 students from over 60 different countries, UNYP also boasts a very international student body. In addition, a 1:9 faculty to student ratio offers small class sizes to emphasize dynamic and engaged learning. 

The spring semester generally runs from late January through late May and the fall semester generally runs early September through late December. Classes seat 15-30 students and contain built-in technology (computers, data projectors, and other A/V). Wi-Fi is throughout the building.

Course Offerings

Students enroll in 12-15 credit hours (12 credit minium in order to maintain visa status) and choose from over 130 courses offered in fields that include Business Administration, Communication and Mass media, International Economic Relations, International and Commercial Law, and Psychology.

See current
 Fall and Spring Course Lists here

Course syllabi available upon request.  

Some courses have pre-requisites. 

Please note that course offerings are subject to change due to insufficient enrollment, staff changes, and other factors, up until the Add/Drop date of each semester or term. 

It is up to each student to determine transferability of credit by their home school before attending the program. Please work with your advisor to get credit approved. 


Student Life & Housing


Program cost includes accommodation in one of a few different student residence options. Students will be placed into housing by UNYP and placements will be made according to availability of rooms. All residences are in a close proximity of UNYP (5-15 minutes via public transportation or within walking distance).

Housing is in furnished double rooms and may share a bathroom with another double room. Each room has bed, linens, pillow, desk, chair, and bureau. Towels are NOT provided. Students have access to a shared kitchen in a common area and laundry facilities.   Residences all have free Wi-Fi.


For meals and personal expenses in Prague, generally speaking, students can expect to spend a minimum average of between $500 - $1,000 per month – depending on how often they eat out or travel.  There is no meal plan.  Within 5-10 minute’s walking distance from UNYP and the residence there are dozens of restaurants, cafés, specialty shops, bakeries, butcheries, and food stores.  There are even two restaurants – one a high end burger restaurant and the other a steak restaurant – in the UNYP residences.  There is no shortage of food options within a 5-minute walking distance radius of UNYP.


UNYP offers a variety of weekday evening activities each term, including scavenger hunts, sunset walks, visits to key parks, etc. that bring students together in informal social contexts. 

Student clubs offer the opportunity to get involved outside of the classroom and to make an impact on the Czech community.

UNYP Facilities

UNYP’s campus is situated in Vinohrady - a quiet, upscale neighborhood in central Prague. Facilities combine 19th-century architectural charm with 21st-century teaching and technology, and a full university administration dedicated to supporting students.

The library houses textbooks and study materials, as well as an online database access system.

Counseling services are available free to charge to all students through UNYP's confidential Counseling Center. 


Duration & Costs


Spring 2024
Dates:  January 21 – May 10, 2024

Application Deadline:  September 25
Costs: $ 12,480

Fall 2024
Dates: September 1 – December 21, 2024

Application Deadline: March 15
Costs: $ 12,980

Credits: 12-15 credits
Language of Instruction: English

* NOTE: Non-City University of New York (CUNY) and CUNY Non-New York State Resident students should contact program to confirm Program Costs above.  These program costs may not apply.
*A non-refundable deposit of $800 is due within two weeks of acceptance to the semester program. This deposit is applied towards the program cost and paid to the College of Staten Island. 

Please note that if you see dates or costs for a prior term above, that future terms will have similar dates and costs.  We will update info as soon as it becomes available.

Costs Included: Tuition (12-15 credits for semester students), fees, housing (double), pre-departure and on-site orientations, sickness and accident insurance, airport pickup on designated arrival day, city transportation pass, transport to housing, access to online textbook system (Perlego) and all course materials, and weekday evening activities.

Costs Not Included: Airfare from NYC ($1000-1300), meals ($400-600 per month), personal ($600-1000 per month).

A good resource for budgeting is NUMBEO

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Contact the program sponsor to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program. 

Please refer to your acceptance materials for information on arrival, orientation, and academic calendar. The refund policy is program-specific and non-transferable. Refer to your acceptance materials for the comprehensive refund policy or contact the program sponsor.


Eligibility & Deadlines

Eligibility Requirements
- Minimum class standing - students must have completed at least one semester (minimum 12 semester credit hours) of college-level coursework at the time of application.
- 3.0 GPA or higher
- Students must be at least 18 years of age

Applications to Include
- Official transcripts
- One letter of recommendation from a teacher who knows the applicant from a classroom setting
- Statement of purpose

Application Deadlines
Spring: September 25
Fall: March 15

Have you talked with your study abroad advisor about your home institution's application process? Your institution's deadline might be earlier than the CCIS program application deadline. Check now to make sure all of your material is submitted on time!


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