Praha: A dream come true Past Review

By (Speech Communication, Trinity University) for

CET Film Production at FAMU

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I can't wait to get back to Prague.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The work load prior to production was fairly low. But during product we were very busy, almost rushed at times, which proved an interesting counter-balance.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

High accessibility. Moderate ability to help students with concerns. High knowledge of host country. Low program size which was good. I didn't have expectations so I was generally pleased overall.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

I was pretty satisfied with the food. If I missed anything from home I could usually just cook it.

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? about 50-80 dollars.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? all of the costs were pretty reasonable.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

I used the Czech that I learned everyday, although a fair amount of the population that I dealt with spoke some English. I could practice with roommates.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Free-thinking, social, opinionated, passionate people would like this program