Prague + Vienna August
UNC Collaboration

Make the world your classroom! Join a dynamic group of students from UNC and across the globe for an immersive two weeks in Central Europe. Program content explores social impact, leadership, and innovation as tools for tackling complex social and environmental problems.

Earn three credits alongside cultural activities, site visits, and one-on-ones with social entrepreneurs in both Austria and the Czech Republic. Did you know? one of our guest speaker Stefan Steinberger, Founder of Refugees Code, was named Europe Forbes 30 Under 30!

“No exaggeration, GLP Prague was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.”

—Jeremy Friefeld, UNC graduate


F2710: Leadership & Community
Explore how others are “Impacting” change in Prague & Vienna!

Gain exclusive access to Impact HUBS and social innovators in these diverse cities & investigate these questions :

  • How do communities innovate?
  • How do you mobilize a community?
  • What are the most effective leadership styles for community innovation?
  • How does culture affect innovation?

Develop theoretical and practical understanding of how communities utilize innovation to solve complex issues (and apply these to your own understanding of yourself as a leader and innovator).

Directly interact with innovators and social innovators in these cities and learn 1) how the culture, politics, and social capital impacts each city’s community development and approach to innovation; and 2) best practices of social innovation and entrepreneurship.

Earn 3 credits (6 ECTS). Course taught in English and fully accredited. Transcripts are issued by Charles University, the oldest university in Eastern Europe. Most students are able to transfer credit from the program as long as arrangements are made in advance with their home university. Please consult your home university prior to attending the program for specific details on transferring credit.

For students from UNC Chapel Hill, to learn more about the transfer credit policy for UNC students, contact
Laura Fieselman
Program Manager, CUBE Social Innovation Incubator/ Lecturer, UNC Public Policy

Want to learn more from a UNC student past participant? Contact Program Alumnus and 2018 Student Lead:
David Smith ‘20
Interdisciplinary Studies in Public Policy, Education, and Language Disabilities
UNC Chapel Hill

Cultural Activities and site visits

Prague is ranked as one of the best cities for international students due to its affordability, diversity, and friendliness. Vienna has been voted the world’s most livable city for the last 7 years in a row! Both countries have diverse political and intellectual histories–including communist and Nazi occupation–which provide a complex exploration of leadership and community!

Did you know: After WWII Vienna was divided into four parts and occupied by the United States, France, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Austria regained independence in 1955 with the Austrian State Treaty.

Explore these vibrant cities through visits to:

  • Communist Museum
  • Impact HUB Praha & Vienna
  • The renowned Czech cinema
  • United Nations, and
  • Meetings with social entrepreneurs

And many, many other things you can explore on your own. Skvělý! (Awesome!)

Housing, Meals & Transportation

Students are housed in a double-occupancy dorm room during the Prague portion and triple/quad occupancy during the Vienna portion. Meals are not included in the price of the program. Prague and Vienna offer several meals options, including cooking at the housing or enjoying the many restaurant options. Prague and Vienna are wonderful walkable cities but also have excellent public transportation systems.


The cost for the 2 week program is $2,650 USD. This includes tuition (3 US/ 6 ECTS credits), housing, field trips, cultural activities, and transportation between Prague & Vienna. Travel to Prague and meals are not included. A non-refundable deposit is required to secure a spot in program.

Payment plans can be arranged. Travel to the program is not included, but you can book plane tickets through STA Travel, the world’s largest student travel company.


We understand that study abroad is an important investment in your intellectual and personal growth. Sometimes you need a little help, that’s why we offer a limited number of scholarships. Not full scholarships; but partial scholarships. Scholarships are primarily reserved for students from Eastern Europe and developing countries, but it never hurts to ask (it’s in the application). Check with your school, too. Your study abroad, student activities, honors and/or financial aid office may have resources. Many of our students receive assistance from their universities or community. We will even give you a letter to help you out!

​Krásné! (Magnificent!)

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