a 4 month fairytale Past Review

By (Trinity University) - abroad from 02/08/2017 to 05/30/2017 with

CEA CAPA Education Abroad: Prague, Czech Republic

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how to push my personal boundaries. It was definitely worthwhile.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Classes were very easy in my opinion. But a lot of people like and look for that abroad.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Very sink or swim! Orientation was only about 2 hours which was terrifying. However, if you are very independent you'll be fine.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I needed to see a doctor and my program was very helpful.

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No

I loved my friends, experiences, etc. But those were all because of me, my program did little to factor in to how my time abroad was and I wish it would've.


* 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 extremely affordable!

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? I traveled almost every weekend so probably around $200.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Budget beforehand.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

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
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?
  • The people.
  • The place.
  • The location of Prague.
* What could be improved?
  • more integration of students.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? It goes by in a blink.

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.