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European Centre for Career Education (ECCEDU)

About

European Centre for Career Education (ECCEDU) is one of the most important institutions in the Czech Republic providing global summer
school programs with internships. We have over 350 partners and many other companies based in
various European countries, who support us, such as Siemens, UniCredit Bank, Lego, Coca Cola or law firms such as DLA Piper, Linklaters, Bird&Bird and many others.
Our programs are focused on Law, International Business and Architecture&Design. Each of the summer program consists of 3 weeks of intensive practical lectures and 4 weeks of internship.
We bridge the gap between our students academic knowledge and real-life experience, building upon the theoretical foothold universities provide. We believe that the combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills is an essential prerequisite for professional success. In 2019, we received over 650 applications from 50 countries around the world and welcomed about 200 students in Prague.

We’ve updated our refund & cancelation policy to allow for flexible booking due to COVID-19

We´ve been observing current situation carefully. Our programs are far away, so there is no need to cancel them. If the situation doesn´t look good by the end of May, we might reconsider. At this point, our strategy is to support students and their visa applications and refund them if they won´t be allowed to travel. If you have any questions or concerns, please know that we are here for you. Your safety is the most important for us.
Website
www.eccedu.net

Reviews

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Jian
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Prague is a wonderful city for study and hang out. Walking through the forest of spectacular historical buildings and then, you will encounter a glorious time in the Charlie’s University.
Lecturers are all top men and women in their fields. It was really good to hear them telling their own stories and taught us some useful knowledge. Eccedu indeed offered us great opportunities to touch those great people.
The internship is a great chance for you to explore another city in Europe, along with meeting some great people.
Prague, Krumlov, Vienna, Budapest, Ljubljana, Munich. Those memories will always stay in my mind.

What would you improve about this program?
Just hope to have more time in this program. The summer was really too short to have enough lessons and experience the whole internship.
If there are some long term programs, i will attend them.
Europe is a place needs many time to enjoy and explore.
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Bill
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The internship life is tense and busy, but it is full and rewarding. First of all, the professional knowledge has been expanded and deepened. The basic legal systems of EU and Czech Republic have been constantly impressed in the process of internship. At the same time, the specific legal knowledge, such as cross-border asset merger and acquisition, primary syndicated loan and so on, have also been preliminarily recognized under the leadership of colleagues. Secondly, through the understanding of the lawyer industry, I have a deeper understanding of my future life planning and career, and I firmly believe that learning is applied. Finally, the internship experience is also valuable experience and wealth in life. The beautiful Prague left me too many beautiful memories. Sometimes it may feel dark in Prague, but that's to wait for people to go home to enjoy the sunset along the way. That's to wait for the golden top of the church beside the old city square and the gilded gold of the astronomical clock to shine with each other. When the red Prague is all gilded with gold, our time, the girl's smile, the singing sound from the castle in the distance and the gold in people's hands Beer has been fixed, just waiting for the stray pigeons to return to their nests, waiting for the neon to decorate the night, waiting for the goddess of Rudolph concert hall to gaze affectionately at the Voltaire river. Life is like a metronome on the opposite side of law school. Every rhythm can't be scattered. Every drum point is a melody full of enthusiasm. And fate is the balloon that always floats on the castle spire. It takes a hundred times of hard work to find the ideal destination in the uncertain doubts.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Take photos with every friend, shaking hands and smiling.
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Fiorella
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

This program is a perfect combination of learning and having fun! , I had the best experience in the summer school, a very professional team and also very interesting material to work on, I will definitely recommend this program, especially if you're looking to gain some experience in recognized offices during the internship period.
Another thing to consider that was very interesting is that in this program you will have the chance to travel to another country, which makes the experience much more valuable, and off course, networking in Prague will give you a very good chance to improve your contact from all over the world.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Budget is very low so I recommend also if your budget is tight and you will travel during the program
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Zhen
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The teachers are friendly, the students are easy to get along with, can learn a lot of knowledge, make a lot of new friends, very happy . In the first half of the project, I mainly attended classes to learn a lot of new legal knowledge. In the second half, I mainly practiced, during which I could feel the working environment in other countries. Weekend and evening trips with friends to Vienna, dresden, Rome, in short, a great experience!

老师们都很友善,同学们也很好相处,可以学到很多知识,结交很多新朋友,很开心。项目前半段时间,主要是上课,可以学到很多新的法律知识,后半段时间主要是实习,在学习的同时可以感受其他国家的工作环境。周末和晚上可以和朋友们一起旅行,期间去了维也纳、德累斯顿、罗马,简而言之是一次很棒的经历!

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venkatesh
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I always wanted to do an outdoor experience and from my academics ive decided that i was not going to do master in architecture , so i was looking online suddenly i got this info about ECCE i was amazed to get such mindfull and such professional experience in this program plus the internship , i mean it was cherry on the cake . it took me on next level of knowledge , Now today i have my own studio in india called VGR Architects .
This program gave me confidence boost and this led to my transformation of carrer.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
late night parties , and made a lot new of friends

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Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Why did you choose this program?

I have heard this law program when I was studying for a bachelor's degree, but at that time I was not confident of my English skills, so I just quit. Right now, I am studying for a master's degree and I have participated in VIS-MOOT, and I realized that you just can't wait for excellent English skills: what you have to do is just going aboard and you will see how you promoted.

What did your program provider (or university) assist you with, and what did you have to organize on your own?

For ECCEDU I have already formed a friendly relationship with my school, so actually most affairs were completed by the program provider and our school, such as booking tickets, finding accommodation, buying sim cards, buying monthly tickets for the city train.

Also, during this programme, the staff always organize events for students to involve the culture, make friends and enrich their spare time.

What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?

That is being sincere and hard-work. Before I attended this programme, I used to be too shy to talk to foreign people for I always worry that maybe they cannot understand me or maybe they will think I am a little bit stupid. However, if you are here, you will know that there is actually no language or culture barriers, only if you can be sincere to everyone. And indeed, you will attend lots of lectures given by professional lawyers who work in leading law firms, so you need to study hard, so you will learn.

What does an average day/week look like as a participant of this program?

You will have 7 weeks in total. In the first 3 weeks you will attend schools, the remaining 4 weeks you will do internships in law firms or other corporations.

At the end of the second week, you will have a test, composed of English skills and academic knowledge, and you will choose the internship based on those grades. Besides, you can travel during the weekends; I have been to Vienna, Dresden, Rome...

Going into your experience abroad, what was your biggest fear, and how did you overcome it? How did your views on the issue change?

I think that is the language.

During the programme, the lecturers speak English and all the people around speak English as well. But you have to know that people are environment-oriented animals, so don't be shy: just express what you want to express; only if you can present clearly, people indeed will get you!

What should people know about your program?

Well, I‘d like to introduce our dormitory 'cuz maybe you will stay there for 7 weeks. And it is not far from the city center. There are Tesco's nearby. And you can have a free gym and a kitchen, so you can cook with your friends!

Each room has two separate rooms, two toilets, and one bathroom. In short, the place is quite nice and convenient.