UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Global Immersion Elective Programs

Central Europe:
Budapest and Prague

Student Life
  • Overview

    Kenan-Flagler Global Programs (KFBS semester exchanges, KFBS summer programs, and KFBS short-term immersions) are ONLY open to students who have been admitted to the major or minor Undergraduate Business Program. Pre-business students and non-business majors and minors are not eligible to apply to Kenan-Flagler Global Programs. Admission status to the Undergraduate Business Program will be verified for all applicants.

    This course will inform your global business knowledge, expose you to issues of leadership, and allow you to gain international project-based experience through an immersion in Budapest, Hungary and Prague, Czech Republic. As countries still transitioning economically, socially, and politically from a communist state to a democratic free market, we’ll examine business and leadership practices in two vibrant Central European cities—Budapest and Prague. Importantly, you’ll work with a team to solve an actual business problem for a Hungarian firm and gain international project experience. The immersion consists of prep classes in Chapel Hill, an intense on-the-ground experience in Budapest and Prague (March 9-17, 2018), and a debrief session upon return. Michael Meredith, Management & Corporate Communication Clinical Associate Professor at Kenan-Flagler Business School, will lead this immersion.

    This program consists of classes in mod 3 and an on-the-ground experience in Hungary and the Czech Republic, March 9-17, 2018.

    Application checklist
    • GPA Requirement: 3.25
    • Language Prerequisite: None
    • Class during program (min): None
    • Language of Instruction: English
    • Non-UNC may apply? No 

    Exchange Options
    • Undergraduate Exchange: No 
    • Graduate Exchange: No

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  • Program Terms and Dates

    This program is offered during the following terms: Spring

      Spring dates are March 9 – 17, 2018

    The program begins with a series of classes in mod 3, in Chapel Hill, on the economy, political life, and culture of the region where you will be traveling in March. Full attendance and participation are required at these classes.

    These classes are held in the McColl building from 6:00pm–8:30pm on the following dates:
    January 23, 2018
    February 6, 2018
    February 13, 2018
    February 20, 2018
    February 27, 2018
    March 6, 2018
    April 3, 2018

    The on-the-ground program (March 9-17, 2018) consists of 10-12 hour days filled with company visits, academic sessions, debriefs, and some cultural exploration.

    Application Dates

    Application opens: August 1, 2017
    Application deadline: October 5, 2017
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  • Academics

    Credit information for KFBS students

    Participants will be enrolled in a 3.0 credit hour course, earning UNC business elective credit, satisfying the requirements for Experiential Education and earning 5 points towards the Kenan-Flagler Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative. Students must successfully complete the mod 3 coursework (January - March) and the on-the-ground immersion (March 9-17) in order to receive credit for this course. On the ground in Budapest and Prague, you will have full program days with sessions and visits from early morning until late afternoon, and group dinners on some evenings.« PrevNext »
  • Housing

    Students will stay in hotels, in double occupancy rooms in Budapest and Prague.

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  • Student Life

    Hungary and the Czech Republic offer students a fascinating look at a countries still transitioning economically, socially, and politically from a post-war communist state to a democratic free market. Budapest is the cog city of Hungary’s business and economy—accounting for 39% of the national income. It is one of the largest regional economies in the European Union and among the Top 100 GDP performing cities in the world according to GlobalTenders.com.

    Participants of this program will have the opportunity to develop skills that are applicable to future work experience in the US or elsewhere such as sensitivity to diversity, adaptability, as well as real experience in an international business climate. Through project work on a business problem for a Hungarian firm, students will be able to translate classroom learning into practice. Working with a company on an actual business problem is new to the GIE concept. Student participants should expect long days on the ground in Europe as they will spend time working on the project, in addition to fully engaging in the other program activities such as company visits and cultural exploration. This program will be designed to ensure that each activity will overwhelmingly inform the project work directly or indirectly.« PrevNext »
  • Budapest & Prague Spring 2018

    Disclaimer: These budget figures are subject to change for various reasons, including but not limited to bank fees, UNC tuition and exchange rate fluctuations. In this event, your student account will be amended accordingly.

    Cashier Billed Expenses
      Tuition and Program Fees1
    $ 2,700

    Study Abroad Fee2 $ 700

    GeoBlue Health Insurance: Student Coverage $ 14.20

    Cashier Billed Subtotal $ 3,414.20

    Out of Pocket Estimates
      International Airfare $1,600

    Personal Expenses3 $ 300

    International Cell Phone Plan
    $ 30

    Out of Pocket Subtotal $ 1,930
    Grand Total $ 5,344.20

    Special Notes

    1 Includes ground transportation, accommodations (including breakfast and wireless internet access), lunches and dinners as outlined on your itinerary, cultural activities, gratuities for guides and baggage handling (as part of ground transportation)

    2 The Study Abroad Administrative Fee will be billed to your student account only if you accept an offer from the Study Abroad Office to study abroad. In addition, Non-UNC Chapel Hill students will also be billed a $100 registration fee to register the student at UNC for the term of the study abroad program. Again, this $100 fee will be billed to the student account only if the Non-UNC student accepts an offer from the Study Abroad Office to study abroad.

    3 Includes meals not included above, local transportation for evenings out on your own, shopping/souvenirs, incidentals in the hotel (e.g. phone, laundry, room service, minibar, etc.), cell phone charges, personal travel insurance, etc.

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  • Accessibility

    Please make an appointment with a Kenan-Flagler Global Programs Advisor via the Intranet if you would like to discuss this program. We work with students who are registered with the Accessibility Office or who may require certain accommodations for study abroad.

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