The program is highly regarded in the international arena in both Europe and North America and credits are issued directly from the University of Economics Prague (in Czech this university is called VSE, VysokÃ¡ Å¡kola ekonomickÃ¡ v Praze). Upon a students' completion of the coursework, the professors submit their grades to the Director of the program and the Dean of the College of International Relations signs off on the transcripts. Most importantly, VSE operates in accordance with the principles of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) and all courses at the university are approved by the Czech Ministry of Education. Students accepted into the program may enroll in no more than two courses during the program. They are required to attend all sessions including all site visits to businesses and off campus guest lectures provided as part of the academic component. The courses meet all University of Economics course policies, they are intensive in nature and we are bound to conforming to the VSE grading scale. We will provide you with the course syllabi upon request. The total amount of academic hours per course is: 45 direct contact hours = 4 transfer credit hours in the North American system 45 direct contact hours = 7 transfer credit hours in the ECTS European system The academic rigor of these courses approved by VSE are at the upper level undergraduate ranking. Graduate credit is also available. Each course is worth 4 US credit hours (or 7 ECTS credits). Students enroll in 2 classes for a total of 8 US credits (or 14 ECTS credits). Students also take an informative and fun Czech language and culture course for free. All courses are taught by highly-credentialed international professors. These courses are accredited by University of Economics Prague. Transcripts will be provided to each student upon completion for transfer back to their home institution. Classes will be taught in the English language. (Note: Students are advised to check with their home university registrar to ensure transfer credit will be approved).
Our year-long program is aimed at students who want to experience living in Paris and learning about French history, culture and the arts. Some students are humanities majors but the courses are aimed a filling general requirements for non-humanity majors as well. Taught in English the programme offers an unparalled variety of topics, ranging from general introductory courses to more specialised, in depth studies. Based at the Institut dâ??Etudes Superieures des Arts premises in the heart of Paris, students are within easy access of all the major Parisian monuments and a stoneâ??s throw from the Louvre, the most important theatre in Paris, the Comedie FranÃ§aise or the centre of the luxury trades. During their stay in Paris, students are encouraged to explore all aspects of Parisian life, and the course programme is structured to give students time to explore this most beautiful of cities. Short excursions are included in the programme; in addition there are a range of opportunities for extra-curricular activities outside the course timetable. Whether starting or needing to improve their French, everyone is given the opportunity to learn both in class and in daily conversation. Courses to be taken: French Culture and Civilisation French Language French History French Art and Architecture The Tradition of French Landscape Painting: From The Renaissance to The Impressionists French Literature The History of French Cinema Paris in The Age of The Impressionists The French Touch: Art Heritage, Culture and Branding
Our Semester Free Elective program at Florence University of the Arts is created for students wishing to design their own curriculum from a broad selection of courses. Semester students may select five courses, of 2 or 3 credits each, for a maximum of 15 semester credits. Italian language is required for Free Elective students, though there is no language prerequisite. All courses are taught in English and internships are NOT available to Free-Elective program students.