Prague Changed My Life December 15, 2019

By (University of North Dakota) - abroad from 09/01/2018 to 12/15/2018 with

AIFS: Prague - Charles University

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained so much knowledge about the world. I am now able to be more confident in myself and my decisions since studying abroad. I now have a travel bug that I can't get rid of. I want to learn as much about the world as I can.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Onsite staff were amazing during my semester in Prague!! They were very accessible and knowledgeable.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Czech food is very heavy and filling. It consists of a lot of potatoes and meat.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I always felt safe walking around Prague. No matter the time, where I was in the city, or if I was alone, I always felt safe.

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Apply for as many scholarships as you can! So many scholarships go unclaimed for study abroad so apply to as many as you can.

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? Intermediate Spanish
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • onsite staff
  • language classes
* What could be improved?
  • Living Situations
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I learned more about the country and its history before departing for Prague.

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.