Unforgetable and Memorable March 29, 2017

By (Adelphi University) - abroad from 01/29/2016 to 05/21/2016 with

AIFS: Prague - Charles University

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot about the value of other cultures during my time abroad.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Every month we would receive money on a debit card given to us which I loved. I could use the money to eat out and buy groceries to cook rather than having to eat at a dining hall. This also taught me a lot about budgeting

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* 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

Finances

* 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 a very inexpensive city. If you plan your week right, there will be plenty of money for your basic needs with maybe even some left to treat yourself

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? I spent about $50 a week on Food
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Plan your budget every week

Language

* 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? Intermediate
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? NOne

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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