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Explore the Global Classroom: Bavaria to Bohemia

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Program Type Departmental
Program Location Prague, Czech Republic
Course # SA 10929
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2022 07/18/22 to 07/31/22

Program Leader

Name Elizabeth Barajas

Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Program Description

Explore the Global Classroom:  Bavaria to Bohemia

This program is designed to be a global opportunity exclusive to Polytechnic incoming freshmen and will focus on two Polytechnic strategic partner university locations: Munich University of Applied Sciences (Munich, Germany) and Czech Technical University (Prague, Czech Republic). 

The program will start in Munich, Germany where the itinerary will be a combination of cultural visits, industry visit tours, open-air intercultural sessions and a college visit to the university.  While at the university, students will meet with their international office, take a campus tour to learn about the facilities and curriculum.  After a week of activities in Munich and Bavaria, we will board the train and travel to Prague. 

Prague is a city rich in cultural and technological sites and history.  Students will get the same type of experience at Czech Technical University and be exposed to the idea that Prague is truly an international city with students from all over the world taking cutting edge curriculum in English as a language of instruction.  Intercultural sessions will focus on the Czech people’s unique position in history post World War II, through the Soviet occupation to present day. A day trip to the historic city of Plzen will offer a glimpse of the US liberation of the area during WWII.  

This 3 credit hour course will utilize the Global Competence Certificate (GCC) curriculum as we work toward increasing the intercultural competence of our Polytechnic student participants.  Student will complete course work will utilize the GCC online modules as well as focusing on the benefits of intercultural competence in the tech fields that operate in a global setting. 

This program is taught by Elizabeth Barajas- Director of Globalization & Misty Clugh- ISS and Globalization Liaison. 


Preliminary Itinerary

Monday: July 18th - Depart for airport-overnight flight to Munich

Tuesday: July 19th    

AM: Arrive in Munich by 10am, meet group in Munich Airport.

Drop bags at hotel: Ibis Hotel Munchen City Arnulfpark

Walk to Marienplatz & lunch in the area on own

Group expectations discussion & IDI Debriefs in hotel lobby

Group Dinner

Wednesday: July 20th  

AM Tour of Munich University of Applied Sciences

Group Lunch

PM Guided city walking tour

Free time/evening

Thursday: July 21st  

Scavenger hunt activities 

PM Class time at the English Garden

Group Dinner

Friday: July 22nd


Tour of Olympic tower

Group Dinner

Saturday: July 23rd

Neuschwanstein Castle/Tegelbergbahn day trip

Sunday: July 24th

Travel to Dachau

AM Dachau Memorial Site visit

PM Free time (shopping will be closed)

Dinner (pay on your own)

Monday: July 25th 

AM: Train to Prague

Hotel: Ibis Praha Old Town

Explore Prague -walking tour of Old Town and Charles Bridge & Mala Strana & Lennon Wall

Group Dinner

Tuesday: July 26th

AM: Walk to Old Town to tour Astronomical Clock

Jewish Museum guided tour 

PM Class session

Group Dinner

Wednesday: July 27th   

AM Scavenger Hunt activities throughout city 

PM: Free time

Group Dinner

Thursday: July 28th    

AM: Visit to Prague Castle

PM: Czech Technical University – presentation, tour, etc.

Group Dinner

Friday: July 29th    

Plzen/Pils Urquell brewery day trip

Group Lunch

Saturday: July 30th  

AM: Visit to Vysehrad hilltop fortress with Tour of Casemates

Class session on fortress grounds

PM: Free time

Group Dinner

Sunday: July 31st    

Flight back to the States        

Academic Credit

TECH 399 (3 credit hours) 

Successful completion will also result in the participant receiving the Global Competence Certificate. 


Incoming Purdue Polytechnic students of all majors are eligible to apply. 

GPA Requirement: Good Academic Standing on a 4.0 scale. 

Language Requirement: None

NOTE: you must have accepted your Purdue admissions and created a career account to login and apply to this program. 

For preliminary questions please email Elizabeth Barajas at 

Due to potential conflicts with visa restrictions, international students cannot take part. Those with Green Cards, entering Purdue as domestic students, are eligible.

Due to local regulations in Germany & Czech Republic, this program requires all participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


Program Cost

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.

Estimated expenses for this experience are around: $1675 (not including airfare or passport costs.)  

Eligible students may qualify for a scholarship from Purdue Moves Summer Study Abroad Scholarship

Application Deadline

To enroll in this program click the "Click here to enroll in this program" link under the program leader name and map at the top of the page. 

After you complete the online enrollment portion via this website, you will then need to complete the secondary application and upload documentation for review as noted below before the program leader will change your status from applied to accepted. 

Plan to upload the secondary application, a copy of your High School transcripts, a letter of recommendation, an essay, and your proof of COVID-19 vaccination in your myStudyAbroad webpage in order for the leaders to consider your application for acceptance into this program.  

This program curriculum requires you to have a laptop or tablet with you during the travel portion.  

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

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