Prague is Awesome! Past Review

By (Accounting and Business/Management, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey) - abroad from 08/26/2014 to 12/16/2014 with

CEA CAPA Education Abroad: Prague, Czech Republic

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Studying abroad is definitely worthwhile, regardless of where you go. I gained a better perspective on foreign cultures and politics and became more independent and confident too.

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

CEA was very helpful and friendly!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

My apartment was large and located in a very safe and clean neighborhood. I was also very close to a metro and 15 minutes away from the school.

* Food:

Czech food is decent and grocery shopping is super cheap too!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Czech people are generally friendly and I had a fun time learning the language and making Czech and international friends.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I didn't use any healthcare in Prague; however, CEA made sure all students had insurance just in case

* Safety:

Prague is very safe.

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 affordable


* 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

I took a Czech class and practiced Czech with the locals.

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
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?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • 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?
  • Prague was beautiful and safe
  • Making friends with other international students
  • Traveling to other European cities
* What could be improved?
  • n/a
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I was very nervous before I arrived in Prague; I was worried about missing home and not adjusting well. My concerns were unnecessary. CEA and my roommates made Prague feel like home. I was not homesick either and would go back in a heartbeat!

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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.