Prague Spring 2016 Past Review

By (Economics/ Political Science, Ohio State University - Columbus) - abroad from 02/01/2016 to 05/21/2016 with

AIFS: Prague - Charles University

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how to interact with students from different cultures. I learned that I can explore new places that I've never been to before.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Professors were all awesome with no classes scheduled on Fridays.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The staff was willing to help with any problem at any time and did an excellent job planning excursions and weekly activities.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Moved out of the dorm and into an apartment in downtown Prague. AIFS staff were extremely helpful in making the transition as smooth as possible.

* Food:

Prague has excellent food for any occasions.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Working at a local high school really helped with this along with signing up for the international buddy program.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Prague is very affordable, travel on the weekends can get expensive.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? 3 semesters
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The excursions
  • The weekly activities
* What could be improved?
  • The fairfax debit card
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How difficult the czech language is to learn

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.