Past Review

By (jewish studies, Tulane University) for

Charles University: Prague - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
more open-minded cultured independent

Personal Information

The term and year this program took place: Fall 2009

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

A lot of papers Came all at once towards the end of the semester

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Jarka and Jiri, the two directors were amazing. Would go above and beyond for us.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

there were some apartments in the center which I may have preferred, but mine was in a more residential area. It grew on me after a while because it was so much nicer than the other ones.

* Food:

Czech food is very meat and potato based. I was not so much of a fan!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

traveled on the weekends

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

had intl health insurance. if we needed to go to a doctor, they could take us. felt very safe

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? did not travel: 100 travel: 300
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? book trips in advance, take buses


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
Language acquisition improvement?

I learned czech to the basic level but was not so comfortable speaking it

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

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

Other Program Information

* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? go open minded