UMD: A Globally Connected University

UMD-Summer: Czech Republic: Global Summer Internship Program (BMGT)

Prague, Czech Republic
Terms offered: 
Summerterm
Program Type: 
Credit Type: 
Minimum GPA: 
3.0
Non-UMD Students Eligible to Apply: 
No

Spend the summer of a lifetime working in Prague at a for-credit guaranteed internship! Prague’s historical importance and location in Central Europe make it a unique destination for an internship.
 
Students begin with a 1-credit pre-internship course Spring 2017 and then travel abroad for a 6-credit internship. Participants will experience first-hand the challenges and opportunities of working in another country and with people from different cultural backgrounds. Based in Prague, the internship program gives students an international experience that is invaluable for building their professional development and resumes, while supplementing their current course of academic study at the Smith School.

Scholarships for first-time study abroad students are available through the Smith School. Eligible Pell Grant recipients may apply for the Gilman International Scholarship.        

You must be in good academic and judicial standing and you must not have any registration blocks to participate in this program. The minimum GPA for this program is listed above.

UMD sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible to apply to this program.

All majors are welcome, but some industries may be restricted.

After you commit to the program, Education Abroad will enroll you in the following UMD courses for a total of seven (7) credits:

  • On-campus pre-departure internship course to prepare for engagement in a cross-cultural work environment (Spring 2017 semester)
    • BMGT398J (1 credit)
       
  • You will choose one of the following courses for your in-country internship (Summer 2017):
    • BMGT386: General Business (6 credits)
    • BMGT373: Supply Chain/Logistics (6 credits)
    • BMGT357: Marketing (6 credits)

The credit you earn during this program will count as resident credit.

Residence Hall accommodation with shared living spaces and kitchens. Internet is available.

Costs listed are for summer 2017.

Application Fee $50
Billable Costs
Billable costs are charged to your student account. They are due based on the Bursar's payment schedule. Be sure to check your statements when they are available.
Education Abroad Fee $500
This fee is charged to your account when the application status changes from "Accepted" to "Committed." This fee includes Education Abroad services including registration, billing, advising, risk management, and pre-departure orientation.
International Health Insurance $80
Tuition $2,030
This fee is charged to your UMD account upon course registration. This fee includes: Tuition, course related activities, internship placement, and teaching services.
Housing Fee $3,670
This fee represents the housing provided during the program.
TOTAL PROGRAM FEE $6,280
Out-of-pocket Costs
Meals (estimate) $1,200
Passport $140
Roundtrip Airfare (estimate) $1,200
Optional Activities/incidental expenses $800
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE: $9,670

NOTE: If you are a non-UMD graduate student, you will need to pay a $75 application fee to the UMD graduate school to participate in this program.

Please refer to the following resources for more information on funding study abroad

PLEASE NOTE: All University of Maryland study abroad programs are financially self-supporting and, therefore, subject to cancelation due to low enrollment.

For course, itinerary, in-country information, assistance with applying, or general information, contact Chris Olson, Smith’s Internship Program Manager.

As a part of this program, you will engage in the following activities:

  • Internship placement that matches your interests and provides valuable on-the-job experience.
  • Orientation, as well as local cultural excursions throughout the summer.
Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Summerterm 2017 02/10/2017 01/01/2017 06/04/2017 08/05/2017
NOTE: Admission to this program is on a rolling basis and applications will close once all available spots have been filled. Students will participate in a one-credit pre-internship course during the second half of the Spring 2017 semester.