Summer School on Globalization: The End of Consumption as we Know it, Prague



Summer School on Globalization:

The End of Consumption as we Know it

6 July – 13 July 2013


Whether we date the beginning of globalization to ancient times, the Middle Ages, the industrial revolution era or the post-World War II period, it is obvious that in the past few decades globalization has had a profound impact on business, finance, politics, culture and last but not least the consumption patterns of citizens of both the developed and developing countries. One result has been new production modes and delivery networks that make it increasingly difficult to understand where all the consumer goods are being made, who are the investors, which forces shape their final price and which countries bear the environmental costs associated with their production.

Are you curious to find out how many global companies mislead their customers?

Do you want to learn more about the positive and negative aspects of outsourcing in relation to consumer goods?

Would you like to analyze the latest trends in the global food industry to understand whether we will have enough food to eat in the years to come?

Are you fascinated by new technologies such as 3D printing and do you wonder whether they will change the course of globalization?

Do you like to travel, meet new people and gain new experience? Would you like to spend a week in one of Europe’s most admired cities?


Then this summer program is the right choice for you!



Early Bird Application Deadline: 30 April 2013

Final Deadline: 15 May 2013

How to Apply

Please fill in and submit the On-line Application Form. There is no application fee.

You will be asked to paste the following documents into the spaces specified in the On-line Application:

  • Your recent resume or curriculum vitae.
  • A statement-of-purpose not to exceed 500 words stating your reasons for applying to the Institute, and what you would like to gain by attending.

The language of the Institute is English. Therefore, non-native speakers of English should provide a proof of English proficiency. It might be one of the following: the IELTS/TOEFL score, letter from an English professor or official certificate of completed English courses.

You can also e-mail, snail mail or fax your application. Here is the contact information.

Summer School on Globalization: The End of Consumption as we Know it
Center for Public Policy
Vyjezdova 510
190 11 Prague 9
Czech Republic
Fax: +420.281.930.584
E-mail: [email protected]

Application Procedure

  • Although there are application deadlines, students are accepted on on-going basis. In order to allow time to carefully review all student application materials, an e-mail notifying the application status to the Summer School on Globalization 2013 will be sent to applicants approximately 14 days after the application is received.
  • Applications received by the early bird application deadline of April 30, 2013 will receive preference in admission decisions. Note: the final application deadline is May 15, 2013. Late applications may be considered. However, late applicants run the risk of finding the program full.
    All students will be informed about admissions decisions by June 1, 2013.
  • Participants will be selected according to the following three criteria:

1.Educational Background (Year, Grade Point Average and Area of Study)

2.Statement of Purpose

3.Level of English (if applicable)

  • Approximately 30 students will be admitted to every program of the Summer School. We intend to restrict the class size to ensure interactive courses and discussions. We aim to create a truly international student body.
  • Students must be currently enrolled in a college or university. The Summer School admits both undergraduate and graduate level students.
  • Priority will be given to students with at least some academic background in Criminology, Pscyhology, Sociology, or Legal studies. Nevertheless, students of other academic backgrounds, but with strongly demonstrated interest in the Summer School topic, will be considered on an equal basis.
  • Students admitted to the Summer School on Globalization 2013 are expected to participate fully in the program by attending all classes, lectures and social events.
Program Costs

The program fee for early-bird applications: 680 EUR

The program fee for students who submit their applications after April 30, 2013 : 750 EUR

This fee will cover:

Tuition including complete course reading materials, student’s handbook, maps, accommodation and two meals per day (breakfast and dinner), fieldtrips, and cultural and special events. Students are responsible for their own travel costs, lunches and other personal expenses. You can find more information about eating out in Prague in the Accommodation/Meals section of our web site.

The individual deadlines for the receipt of payment will be stated in the official letter of acceptance.

Payment plans can be arranged. The final deadline for receiving payments is June 10, 2013.


In order to guarantee their participation in Summer School, students can also turn to their home institutions or local funding authorities. Most universities have scholarship funds to cover short summer courses connected to the student’s fields of study and organized by the authorized educational institutions. It’s also worth trying to apply for a €1000 Student Grant at

We do encourage students to search for outside funding to cover their programs fees and/or travel expenses. Students are encouraged to explore funding opportunities available through their home universities, non-governmental organizations and government sources, such as the Soros Foundation. Local businesses, corporations and employers are often a good source for additional scholarship help. We will be happy to provide accepted students with a letter of support for potential sponsors.

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