By (Economics, Northwestern University) - abroad from 06/16/2015 to 08/01/2015 with

CEA CAPA Education Abroad: Prague, Czech Republic

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Prague is absolutely amazing! If you study abroad anywhere, do it in Prague; zero percent chance you will regret it. CEA has great staff, facilities, a good size of students, and gives you the freedom to do what you want but support is always there when you need it. Cannot recommend this program strongly enough!

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Certain classes are super easy, some far more rigorous - depends on what you want, you can definitely find a right medium.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

AWESOME STAFF - Marketa is the greatest!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Not everyone had as nice of apartment as I did, but mine was far beyond any reasonable expectation. It was HUGE, just refurbished, so basically like new, and was incredibly contemporary-styled. The location was also perfect and extremely convenient. Literally could not ask for a better living arrangement.

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* 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


* 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)

One of the many amazing things about Prague is how cheap it is! ABSOLUTELY COME TO PRAGUE. High-end restaurants cost less than an average meal out in America. Going out is super cheap too - even the nicest clubs have a cover charge of around $10. Most places don't have cover charges


* 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

Was not a language-based program

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? 0

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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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Housing was unreal
  • Freedom
* What could be improved?
  • Introducing, meeting the other students; some people I never saw until the farewell event
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? n/a

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Prague Art & Architecture

Course Department:
Instruction Language: English
Comments: SO MUCH FUN - we went on field trips/excursions to museums and sites around the city every class! Saw and learned way more about the city than had I just explored myself.
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