a great time in a great city Past Review

By (Brandeis University) - abroad from 01/25/2017 to 05/14/2017 with

CIEE: Prague - Central European Studies

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
A lot about my self and independence and how to adapt

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

not extremely rigorous but i learned a lot of interesting and valuable stuff

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

too many people from the same collage like an entire penn state frat was in my housing very annoying

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Czech people are very cold so kinda hard to get use to at first

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

never used

* Safety:

very safe city

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

pretty big and in the most beautiful location. Housing assignment weren't too bad either.


* 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)

its a pretty cheap city

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? probably around 100-300 $


* 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? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? none
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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

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  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • location
  • teachers
  • other students
* What could be improved?
  • accept less people from same school
  • orientation
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? prague is a very cold city