Life changing -for the better! May 10, 2021

By (Texas Tech University) - abroad from 05/15/2019 to 08/03/2019 with

AIFS: Prague - Charles University

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I met the U.S. Ambassador to Czech Republic as well as other diplomats! I met an intern at the U.S. Embassy. I created life long friendships. I tried new things and met new people!

Review Photos

AIFS: Prague - Charles University Photo AIFS: Prague - Charles University Photo

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

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?

Our dorm building was under renovations... Although, safety was 10/10 I felt very safe and secured!

* Food:

* 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 had days where I explored all alone.. I was smart about it and made sure it was daylight, and I knew where to go with a fully charged cell phone..I also made sure to stay where families were at..I also dressed appropriately always

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

Everything was perfect in my eyes!


* 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)

Breakfast was provided. I did have the funds to eat out everyday and to buy what I pleased.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $200
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Save before you go!! Put aside $20 or however much you can weekly once you have been accepted into the program! Eat the "free" meals offered, you paid for it in your program overall cost. Drink water, it is free and you stay hydrated after all the walking and exploring you will do. Share meals with friends and split the cost. Take your leftovers back home if possible (a meal for another time) actually go grocery shopping weekly!


* 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? N/A
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Dulingo and finding someone who speaks the language

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • How easy the process was
  • The support
  • Safety
* What could be improved?
  • Dorms
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I am very outgoing and open, some people are not like me. I was the one who encouraged to do try/ do different things. Overall, I know I helped people/ friends create great memories!

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.