After International Travel - I Will Never Be the Same! Go Global!! Past Review


Charles University: Prague - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
After traveling abroad, I can't see continuing my education without at least one international experience each year. Opening my mind and being exposed to different cultures and world views has made me a more conscientious citizen of the U.S. I am more sensitive now to perspectives and have found new eyes for international studies. I will travel as often as I can as I continue my studies and hope to impress these values onto my children.

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: Creative Writing Workshop - Charles University
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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* 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?

* 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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? The conversion of the US Dollar to the Euro was quite overwhelming after living so comfortably using the Czech koruna (crown). Beware of tourist areas. They tend to be much more expensive.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
Language acquisition improvement?

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment