Ursinus College
Bomberger 104
Collegeville, PA 19426-1000
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UC Summer Program: Economies in Transition

Term To Study: Summer 2023
Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2023
Program Starts: Jun 01, 2023
Program Ends: Aug 05, 2023
Program Category: Multi-Country
Program Fee: $3,775
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Program Locations:

Czech Republic Prague
Germany Berlin
Contact Phone: 4847624339
Contact Name: Paula Álvarez Tamés
Contact Email: palvarez@ursinus.edu
What is Included: 4 tuition credits
Accommodations and local transportation
Site entre fees (Museums, Castles, etc.)
Dinners (15), Lunches (6), Breakfasts (20)
Health Insurance
What is not Included: Airfare (est. $1,800)
Program Description

Students investigate the lessons learned from humanity´s recent experience with communism. This faculty-led study abroad course combines the learning objectives of an economics elective course on "Economies in Transition" with an Experiential Learning component achieved through travelling, exploring, and interacting with local individuals, communities, businesses, and organizations with first-hand experience and insights into what it means to live and operate in a formerly-socialist country undergoing political, economic, and cultural transformations.

They will ask why some countries are relatively rich while other countries are poor. The class will travel to Berlin, and Prague to spend an intensive three weeks understanding the inefficiencies of a state directed economy and the challenges and opportunities in devising new institutions and policies to foster a vibrant entrepreneurial economy.

Key Dates

  • May 20th - 21st Orientation at Ursinus

  • May 22nd Travel to Berlin

  • June 1st Travel to Prague

  • June 10th Return to US

  • Quick Facts

    Population: 81305856
    Capital: Berlin
    Per-capita GDP: $ 38400
    Size: 357022 km2
    Time Zone: (GMT + 01:00 hour) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

    US State Department

    Travel Warning: YES
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    Ursinus College Center for International Programs