Study Abroad

The Jenkins MAC Program study abroad trip to Prague provides students an opportunity to participate in an almost four-week international experience. The program takes place during NC State's Summer I semester.  Students have the opportunity to return to NC State for Summer II course work in Raleigh, if desired.

Summer in Prague

Experience the beautiful city of Prague, Czech Republic while earning three hours towards your MAC degree—and enjoy the history and culture that this major European Capital city offers.

Classes will meet over a three and half week time period for approximately four hours per day.  A three-day, two-night excursion is included. Excursions have included trips to Munich, Germany or Vienna, Austria.  Students will visit historical, cultural, and recreational sights on this trip.  While in Prague or when on the excursion, students will visit offices of major businesses to better understand the professional and business environment in Europe.

Program participants will be housed in a University dormitory in Prague, and will receive transit passes to allow unlimited use of the excellent metro (subway) and tram systems that serve the metropolitan area.  Classes are held at the NC State European Center in Prague, an outstanding facility located in the historic Old Town district of Prague that features classroom space, a small computer lab, several kitchens, and a student lounge.  The Institute also offers Wi-Fi connectivity.

Students have been traveling to Prauge for the past eleven years. Students in the MAC class of 2018 and future students in the class of 2019 will be eligible to participate in the trip scheduled for the summer of 2018.

How to apply

Further information about the trip and specific course information will be provided in the fall semester. An NC State study abroad application must be completed by each participant.  Acceptance decisions will be based on date of application (that is, acceptances will be made on a rolling basis)—please apply early if you want to ensure that you will be selected.  The tentative enrollment cap is 12 students.

When available in the fall, you will apply via the NC State Prague website.


Total program costs for Summer 2017 was $4,150.  This covered the required study abroad office application fee of $350, graduate tuition, all housing, international medical insurance, all travel once in Prague and to/from Munich or Vienna, and cultural events in Prague.  Additional costs you will need to cover include airfare, meals, and personal expenditures.  You will also need a valid passport to participate in this study abroad experience.

In making your participation decision please note that Summer 2017 MAC on-campus costs for a 3-hour summer class was $3,038.76 for North Carolina residents and $5,294.76 for out of state students (and 2018 summer tuition will likely be higher) so if you are planning to take a summer class to complete degree requirements, this may be a bargain.

Please email Mike Graham, Assistant Director of Admissions, for additional information about this exciting opportunity.