LOVED CEA! Great program, beautiful city!! Past Review

By (Business Finance, University of Connecticut) - abroad from 08/28/2012 to 12/17/2012 with

CEA: Prague, Czech Republic

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Learned so much about myself. Studying abroad was the greatest decision I ever made. I made so many friends from all over the world.

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.

The professors are great and really helped enhance my education abroad experience.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

CEA was really helpful whenever I needed them.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

My apartment was nice and I never felt unsafe. I wish that CEA had provided more living necessities (pots and pans, blankets, etc)

* 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:

Never felt unsafe in Prague.

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)

It can get expensive going out. I suggest budgeting your money way ahead of time.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? DONT go to the most expensive clubs/bars. Your money will disappear before you know it.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • 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?
  • Excursions
* What could be improved?
  • More excursions
  • Longer orientation
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had gone in with more of a open mind, and budgeted my money better.

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.