How much should I expect for the living expenses?
Prague: The living is rather cheap in Prague comparing with other EU countries. If you cook for yourself (the kitchen is available in students accommodation), the food from the shop is very affordable, 5-8 euro a day would be sufficient. If you go to the restaurant, it is easy to find a meal for 5-8 euro.
Warsaw: The living costs in Warsaw are not very high compared with other EU countries. If you cook for yourself (the kitchen is available in students accommodation), the food from the shop is very affordable, 5-8 euro a day would be sufficient. If you go to the restaurant, it is easy to find lunch for 5-8 euro.
New York: The living costs are some of the highest in the US. If you cook yourself, you will need 10-15 dollars a day. If you eat out you will average $15 dollars per meal although you can certainly find cheap options. There is dollar pizza everywhere (not recommended daily).
How much I need to pay for public transportation?
Prague: The monthly public transportation ticket in Prague (can be used for bus, metro, tram unlimited times), 670 Kc about 27 euro.
Warsaw: The monthly public transportation ticket in Warsaw (can be used for bus, metro, tram unlimited times), 115 PLN about 27 euro with a student discount, so be sure to have your Chinese Universiy student ID with you.
New York: Monthly MTA ticket is 120 USD. This is the best way to travel in the city.
What does the tuition fee cover?
The program fee covers the cost of 3-week lectures, 4-week internship, a luxury opening reception (Grand reception), and a Graduation ceremony with free food and drinks, transportation to field trips and sightseeing trip organized by ECCE, airport pick-up assistance when you arrive, free snacks and drinks during the lectures, 4 ECTS credit rewards (Prague - Law and Business program).
The program fee does not include food, flight, Visa or accommodation expenses.
How much should I expect to spend for the accommodation during my stay?
Prague: If you would like us to help you arrange for accommodation with other students who will come for the program, you can follow the instructions in the email after you apply for our program. We cooperate with very comfortable student accommodations with very good prices for our participants. It costs about €15-18/day, depending on the type of the room you choose (previous student accommodation: Botic Student House), or you can book any accommodation you prefer through another platform by yourself.
Warsaw: If you would like us to help you arrange for accommodation with other students who will come for the program, you can follow the instructions in the email after you apply for our program. We cooperate with very comfortable student accommodations with very good prices for our participants. It costs about €12-15/day, depending on the type of the room you choose (student accommodation for the students of Warsaw University), or you can book any accommodation you prefer through another platform by yourself.
New York: If you decide to go with our housing options (a dorm at one of the universities), you will pay ~20-50 dollars a day. Hotels/hostels are typically 200-250 USD starting.
What kind of free-time activities ECCE can organise for us?
Prague/Warsaw/New York: We have trips during the weekend to well-known towns/castles of the students’ choice outside Prague (covered by ECCE). We also organise students to, e.g.Treasure Hunt, Tapfactor, and a Boat trip, Escaper etc. during the weekdays based on students' requests (not covered by ECCE).
How can I pay the program fee?
Bank transfer: After you have applied through our website, we will send you an email with a Reference Number and ECCE’s account details for you to pay the program fee. The currency will automatically be converted into Euro.
Account Holder: European Centre for Career Education
Bank Name: Komercni Banka, a.s.
BIC/SWIFT CODE: KOMBCZPPXXX
Address of the Bank: Na Příkopě 33/969, Prague 1, 114 07, Czech Republic
Account NO.: 115-3774090277/0100
Alipay: If you are from China, payment through Alipay can be very convenient for you. The detailed instruction will be sent after you applied.
Can I get a refund if I can't make it due to an unexpected issue?
Refunds are based on the individual situation. Cancellation after payment must be raised 40 days before the program starts. If the cancellation is due to a personal medical condition or Visa rejection from the government after we receive the approval proof/evidence, we will provide you with 95% of your payment (The 5% is attributable to our administration services). Cancellation within 40 days without the proof of the condition will receive 20% of the fee as a refund. The bank transfer fee will be deducted from the total amount. Other cases will be discussed on an individual case basis.
Can I still attend the program if I do not want to do the internship, and will I have a discount?
We strongly believe that you could benefit from the internship opportunity. However, if you do not have the time or wish to attend the second part of the program, you can apply only for the first part of the program as well. In that case, you would not need to cover the full fee for the program, but a reduced one. You can always approach us for further details.