Skip to content

Programs : Brochure

This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
  • Locations: Ceský Krumlov, Czech Republic; Dresden, Germany; Krakow, Poland; Prague, Czech Republic
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UW-Eau Claire applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
#i18n(14)#
GPA: 2.75 (may be flexible) Language of Instruction: English
Year in School: May apply as freshman; must have at least soph. standing by program begin Academic Pre-requisites: Accepted into the Unified Early Childhood program and completed 1 semester of program coursework
Coordinator: Jeff DeGrave Additional Learning Opportunities: Student Teaching
Additional Eligibility: Good academic, conduct & financial standing at UWEC
Program Description:
banner

Program Summary & Location

THIS PROGRAM RUNS EVERY EVEN YEAR, SO WILL BE OFFERED IN SUMMER 2018, 2020, 2022, etc. 

This international immersion to Prague provides students with a broader prospective of the early childhood profession. Through critically analyzing and reflecting on one's behaviors and attitudes related to teaching children from diverse linguistic, ability, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds, students will develop a more inclusive understanding of early childhood and the global impact of high quality early and special education. student teachingThe Czech Republic is a historically and culturally rich country that was formally established in 1993. Though currently a parliamentary democracy, the history of this region has been heavily influenced for centuries by monarchies, communism, socialism and recently struggling economic development.  

The first three days of this program will be spent in Dresden, Germany visiting various cultural and historic sites. After that, students will travel to the Czech Republic and spend 3 days as a group seeing historic places and immersing themselves in the local culture. Then, students will go to their homestay families and volunteer at an English immersion primary school endorsed by the Ministry of Education in Prague. In addition, students will hear various perspectives on the Czech process of developing systems, policies, and practices of special education. Weekend trips will be included to Krakow and Auschwitz. 

Academics

To learn about eligibility requirements, academic course offerings, and the program calendar, click the following button:
Academics - Czech Republic Faculty-Led

Student Life

To see more on what resources they provide and special notes on the program, click on the following button: 
Support - Czech Republic Faculty-Led

Housing & Meals

students in city at nightStudents will live with Czech host families in Prague whose children are enrolled in English Immersion primary schools. Students will use public transportation to travel to and from school, and assist in an English-only primary class with a native English speaking teacher and a Czech teaching assistant. Breakfast and dinner will be provided while in host families, and some breakfasts will be provided by the lodging while in other cities. Other meals are not included in the program cost. 

Cost

This faculty-led program receives funding from the Blugold Commitment Faculty-Led International Immersion Experiences (FLIIE) program, and each student is eligible to receive funding for only one FLIIE experience. By clicking on the following term, you will find more information on program costs. If the term you want to go abroad is not listed, please see the most recent term and add 7% to your estimate to factor in exchange rate fluctuations and tuition increases. Click on the buttons below to view that term's cost estimate. 
Summer 2018

Learn More & How To Apply

Still have some questions? You can contact Jeff DeGrave, Intercultural Immersion Coordinator, at 715-836-4471 or degravjr@uwec.edu.

Explore pictures from past students

Resources from the CDC

Resources from the State Department

Ready to apply?! Click here to read our application instructions. Please note this program will require a recommendation as a part of the UWEC application process. Then return to this page and click the "Apply Now" button at the top of the page. 

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.