Sociology students visit UNYP in Prague
Sociology | July 31, 2014
Students from SUNY Plattsburgh and Colorado State visit UNYP
UNYP welcomed visiting students from three American universities with a reception on 26 May, where students were greeted by UNYP Student Council representatives and UNYP officials.
Studying subjects as diverse as International Entrepreneurship, Visual and Performing Arts, and Comparative Criminology, the students – over 50 of them from Texas Tech University, State University of New York at Plattsburgh, and Colorado State University – enjoyed traditional Czech snacks like chlebíčky while getting to know each other and settling in for their summer courses hosted by UNYP.
As a part of their courses, the visiting faculty members have arranged for their students to get to know the city of Prague, take in performances of the annual Prague Fringe Festival, attend lectures by Czech criminologists and other local experts, and visit Krakow, Poland.
For over a decade, UNYP has cooperated with the Rawls College of Business Administration at Texas Tech University, hosting faculty-led programs in the summer and exchange students during the rest of the year.
Since its founding in 1998, UNYP has cooperated with State University of New York institutions to offer American higher education in Prague. The State University of New York (SUNY) system is the largest comprehensive university system in the U.S., encompassing 64 institutions of higher learning and research. Through its cooperation with SUNY Empire State College, UNYP offers students from more than 50 different countries the opportunity to earn a double degree: A Czech Bachelor’s degree from UNYP and an American Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Empire State College.
Sharon Melzer, Assistant Professor, SUNY Plattsburgh said: “We are delighted to be in Prague with our students and study the Czech criminal justice system and comparative criminology. We are very thankful for the hospitality and kindness that UNYP has shown toward their SUNY cousins as well as Colorado State University. It is nice to be in Europe yet have a connection to home.”
We’d like to wish our visiting students and faculty members the best and hope they will enjoy their stay in Prague.