Once in a Lifetime December 17, 2018

By (Miami University) - abroad from 08/28/2018 to 12/15/2018 with

CEA: Prague, Czech Republic

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was worthwhile. I learned that every country offers something unique and different. I also learned it is important to embrace new cultures and ways of life.

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?

Had problems with our heater.

* Food:

Loved Czech 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 went to the local health care facilities CEA suggested and they were extremely unhelpful. I could barely walk on my foot, and the facilities sent me all over Prague to different doctors.

* Safety:

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

Loved Prague and CEA was super helpful making it a great experience.

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)

I liked to travel, so personal expenses were higher.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 500
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Eat at home when you can!

Language

* 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? None
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? 0
How many hours per day did you use the language? 0
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Practice simple words and sayings.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Resourcefulness
  • Helpful
  • Friendly
* What could be improved?
  • Housing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew more about where I would be living and could choose a different area if possible.

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.