Travel on weekends in Shengen area

2-3 weeks

Attendance Certificate

5 ECTS Credits

Lectures & Field-trips

Full visa support

Summer schools

At the CBU we believe that each student deserves to discover their potential and acquire the skills, confidence and motivation to make things happen and bring about change.

An exciting series of interactive workshops, energetic summer school activities and fun-filled challenges specifically designed to inspire and enable each and every student to uncover their unique abilities, develop greater confidence and master strategies for success in the classroom and beyond.

Enjoy and experience our summer schools yourself and take your friends with you!

Features

  • Full course takes 2 weeks, lectures during weekdays
  • We can invite you for three weeks including library work time and sightseeing (no lectures on third week).
  • We provide full visa support (invitation, programme, hotel vouchers)
  • International certificate with 5 ECTS Credits
  • Enjoying Europe in summer
  • Study load of more than 25 hours in first week, composed primarily by lectures, group work sessions, teamwork, workshops, and second week obligatory field trips and self study.

Dates

  • CBU, Session 1:   July 10, 2017 – July 23, 2017   (two weeks, full course) – all summer schools
  • CBU, Session 2:   July 24, 2017 – August 7, 2017 (two weeks, full course) – Young leaders only
    • Both sessions can be extended with library and sightseeing free time: Prices are same, only difference are different invitation dates (should you need visas).

The CBU will award two individual scholarships each will include a 50% of fee waiver of €1345

  • Two scholarships are available to international students of outstanding academic merit and with a strong personal statement. There is no separate application for these scholarships. They will be awarded once all applications have been considered to the two strongest applicants.

All successful scholars will be notified after the 1st of July 2017. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us: summer2017@cbuni.cz

  • Separate male and female shared accommodation.
  • Each bedroom is equipped with contemporary furniture.
  • Internet access is available in each room
  • 24 hour security
  • Utilities are included

Total course price €1345 includes accommodation, breakfast, two evening meals (the First day – Greetings & The end of summer school – Certificate award dinner), selected social activities listed in the programme, equipment and Prague airport transfer.

Course fee deductions

Central Bohemia University offers 15% scholarships for early registration for this course by:

  • until 10th of April 2017 for 1st Session (all summer schools)
  • until 10th of May 2017 for the 2nd  Session) (only Young Leaders summer school)
  • You are required to have a good academic standing
  • We recommend that students only 18 and over andp rofessionals apply for this program as many of the themes covered in the program are aimed at a high level of understanding.
  • An intermediate command of English is necessary.

There will be plenty of time for socializing and fun during the evening and weekends. A schedule of activities will allow you to explore everything in Prague and the surrounding areas have to offer. Events may include:

  • Take part in our team challenges, sports games and quizzes
  • Get up close and meet live exotic animals in Prague Zoo
  • Enjoy visiting Prague State Opera, Famous Old town square, Municipal House, Klementinum, Museums and other historic places.
    • Only some sightseeing places are covered in course fee.
  • Work together in groups and deliver a group presentation
  • Interact with our current students and learn more about student life
  • Meet your own academic tutor
  • Take part in a broad range of team games and events
  • Discover our academic programmes, how to prepare for interviews and how best to make an application for our academic courses.

Summer Schools’ Details

Course Aim

This course is open to students in the field of business, marketing and finance, social studies and to those students who have some background and/or a strong interest in these disciplines and economic topics in the EU.

Course Content

This course offers several complementing approaches to start diving into global world of business:

  • European overview (Europe and its historic backgrounds, cultural trends, regulatory framework and economic interests)
  • International focus (the European Union as a business network operating in global world)
  • Practical issues (business simulations and field trips).

The first two days of this course focus on Europe as a political, cultural and economic entity in a global world. Through a series of live lectures students will deepen their understanding how different nations exist as social and economic entities and how it plays such an important role in shaping the global economy while seems to be struggling with socio-economic issues. Extensive lectures will cover Europe’s history, the EU’s background, societal issues and cultural trends as well as the impact of these factors on economic development.

In the third day lectures will focus of current investment policies, competition as well as perspective development trends. During the third day students will debate the European Union as a business network and ecosystem.

In the next two days students will be divided into mini-groups and work to design businesses and start-ups, and what business models emerge from new technologies like Industry 4.0?

The course lectures end with a very intensive hands-on approach to doing business in Europe. Students will work together in mini-teams on making a company going global. Together with tutors the team members experience marketing management, regulation response, and gain manufacturing decision-making skills.

The course will continue with field trips in companies in the Czech Republic and other EU countries.

Course Aim

Rather than focusing on any specific school curriculum, this course offers hands-on learning enabling all students, regardless of background, experience or ability level, to get ahead: self-expression and communication, team-building and small group facilitation skills, goal-setting and personal motivation, decision-making and personal leadership skills.

Course Content

Centered round a weekly themed project, the Young Leaders syllabus comprises theory lessons, interactive lectures, business simulations and real-life case studies that provide a stimulating and varied learning experience.

The Young Leaders programme aims to:

  • Improve public speaking and presentation skills in English.
  • Develop negotiation, and leadership skills through a series of interactive lessons.
  • Gain soft business management skills.

Interactive lectures

The interactive lectures bring completeness to the programme by experienced lecturers. The interactive lectures are carefully constructed to benefit and correspond to the students’ project for the week. As university style learning, they provide content for discussion in groups as well as constant interaction between the tutor and the audience. The benefits of this can be seen when students are able to apply the knowledge learned in the lectures within their project.

Project Work

The opening of the programme is done through a project introduction session where the project is announced and students are divided into groups. Initial roles are assigned in this session and a project manager is elected.

Throughout the week, students work together to research their project before performing or presenting their projects in the final project session.

Project sessions promote learner autonomy and teamwork where students are required to manage themselves and sometimes other members of their group. Student strengths and ambitions are realised throughout the project and the project presentations are a testament to this.

Case studies

Research skills, critical thinking and problem solving are all essential for leadership and these are integrated onto the young leaders programme through case studies.

Through case study research and reporting, students are better able to work independently in groups and expand the skills and aptitudes needed to become successful young leaders.

Course Aim

During the programme participants will extensively enrich their knowledge and expertise of Central European history, traditions of modern society and culture in regional context.

Course Content

The first two days the interactive lectures will cover national diversity and secularization, the reflection of migration, Central European history and law. Students work on different projects in mini-teams to debate, examine and explore the important challenges the Central Europeans face today.

Another day of this course covers the development of the country in the heart of Europe. The features of the course are designed as a unique insight into Czech history and politics throughout several periods of time in the context of European history.

The last two days of first week are meant for students with different academic backgrounds but with strong interest in Czechoslovak, and Central European political developments during and after the democratic revolutions 1989. We hope that students from different countries will be encouraged and will feel free to actively participate in debates and also enrich these debates with their experience.

The course ends second week with several thematic field trips around Prague and the Czech Republic

The course will be delivered with first-hand experience by visiting such historical places as Pražský hrad (Prague Castle), Staroměstské náměstí (Old Town Square), Old Town Hall and the 15th century Astronomical Clock, Charles Bridge and many more.

The other events and travels may be organized and are NOT covered by Course fee:

Prague’s central-European location also offers discovering other EU cities: Dresden, Munich, Berlin, Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava and etc.

Continuous cultural events and festivities allow participants to visit live concerts, theaters, open exhibitions, cinemas or national festivals.

Deadline for registrations

  • 30th of April 2017 (1st session), 30th of May (2nd session – Young leaders only)

More information

Radomir Novotny
Emails: summer2017@cbuni.cz
Tel. +420 776 196 151 (also Whatsapp)

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To start processing your application, please send application fee of 50 EUR using one of the following methods.

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  • Please transfer 50 EUR to the account:
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Important Notes:

  • Before/After payment of application fee we will send you invoice
  • Pay Course fee only after we send you invoice to pay it (after we confirm registration).
  • Please contact us at summer2017@cbuni.cz for instructions if you prefer to pay using Western Union or Unistream.

Instructions for Applicants

  1. Choose a Summer school (contact us to discuss programme and details at summer2017@cbuni.cz) Download summer school leaflet
  2. Fill in Application and send it (scan/photo) to summer2017@cbuni.cz
  3. Pay Application fee of 50 EUR
  4. We will send you invoice for full participation, and help with visas if necessary
  5. You arrive to Prague. Before leaving, you will receive the participation certificate.

Testimonials of past CBU Summer Schools

Annalisa Perone, PhD student of University of Study of Molise, Italy

Research English for Academic Purposes

Great course. I learned a lot about speaking and writing English, applicable to my scientific study but also to life. You will improve your English but also yourself. Teacher, staff and all people that I meet in CBU were best I’had, always sociable and available. Thank you for the time we spent together, for my personal growth and significant development of my English abilities.

You can contact me for more information at annalisa.perone@gmail.com

Fadi Antonios, International Red Cross, Lebanon

Financial Management and Analysis

It really was a great and exceptional course with such an exceptional team in all ways starting from organizing and all facilities available at Central Bohemia University classrooms, library access and finally ending with a very nice ceremony. Hotel was also very good in great location in the center of Prague. I learned a lot of new things and had great time in Prague which is a wonderful city. Part of the fee was also great tour around old city of Prague – it was really magnificient experience I will never forget. I will definitely come back for another course CBU will organize myself. Thanks a lot!

You can contact me for more information at fantonios@icrc.org

Muhammet Özsoy, lecturer at Balıkesir Üniversitesi, Turkey

Research English for Academic Purposes

CBU’s Summer School of Research English for Academic Purposes was to improve our research English skills. Especially after grammer we had to write a story about some subject and to speak about it. This technique is forcing you to learn present our article on symposium or conference. As academic staff we try better and better and present our articles in proper way. We had 2 talented and passionate teachers, one was for general English rules, the other one was for academic article writing and presenting. Also, this course is in Prague so you can see lots of historical places with a tour guide who is arranged by CBU. Our summer school coordinator helped us about all kind of situations about the course and the city from beginning to end. Learning and travelling was both enjoyable time in Prague. I can recommend this course to not only academic staff but also professional staff too. I hope you will have fun in Prague as we had.

You can contact me for more information at mozsoy@balikesir.edu.tr