Lots of travel, cultural immersion September 13, 2018

By (Brandeis University) - abroad from 01/30/2018 to 05/13/2018 with

CIEE: Prague - Central European Studies

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
How to feel comfortable with a completely different culture, was worthwhile

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.

* 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? No

Too large, not enough diversity

Finances

* 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

* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes

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

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Prague
  • Getting to travel
  • Some of the courses
* What could be improved?
  • Size of the program
  • Putting all the housing together
  • More opportunities for cultural immersion
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The large size of the program, not much diversity in terms of the type of people, and that the program does not house all CIEE students nearby each other. Could also be more opportunities for cultural immersion