Past Review

By (PSYCHOLOGY., Boston College) for

CIEE: Prague - Central European Studies

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was a wonderful experience. The Czech Republic is definitely a lot different than studying somewhere like London, and the people are really different. But I loved learning about their history and exploring such a unique place.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks
The term and year this program took place: Spring 2009

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Coursework was comparable to home university. Had a lot of opportunities to take classes on Czech history, politics, and culture which was great because it's always best to know as much as you can about where you're living

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

very organized

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

AMAZING apartments in good areas. We lived with 2 other CIEE students and 1 Czech student, who helped to familiarize us with the city and program.

* Food:

Czech food is very different, but the city had tons of different eating options from Mexican to Italian so it wasn't hard to find things you would like.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Prague has great nightlife!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

We had health insurance, and I usually felt pretty 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)


Language acquisition improvement?

Czech is a very hard language to learn, but we had two weeks of intensive czech at the beginning of the program and then took classes regularly throughout the semester as a requirement.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Definitely live in the apartments instead of the dorms.