Where Academics Meets Cultural Immersion
Academic Excursions: exploring the city...
If you are coming to NYU Prague, bring comfortable walking shoes. Our professors take students on a lot of field trips, believing that you can often learn the most if you see it first-hand. Some examples? Our politics class has gone the Czech Parliament to meet MPs....our architecture class explores a different space on a weekly basis, from medieval castles to modernist office complex... our international reporting students go just about anywhere there could be a good story.
...and exploring beyond Prague
For some classes, it's important to go outside of Prague. Our music program has gone to the opera in Vienna, our Jewish History students to the Terezin concentration camp, our marketing class to the brewery in Pilsen to learn about their business strategies, and our advertising and Society class to the south of the country to learn about minority tensions in the region. Our student life staff also organizes trips that are open to all students- you can see our current NYU Prague Student Life Trips here.
NYU Prague students have the opportunity to attend major global conferences, such as the annual Forum 2000, organized under the auspices of former president Václav Havel, bringing together world leaders, artists, dissidents.
NYU Prague also has its own research institute, The Prague Institute for Democracy, Economy and Culture (PIDEC). PIDEC serves as an umbrella for a large variety of educational and research activities, including the organization of international conferences and discussions that NYU students can join.
Connecting to the Community
Our students are regularly invited to English language discussions and programs in the city that are open to the Prague public, including the US Embassy's American Center, the Vaclav Havel Library, Charles University's Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education (CERGE), Forum 2000.