Great time in a beatiful city Past Review

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 09/10/2018 to 12/22/2018 with

CIEE: Prague - Central European Studies

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
learned to live in a city, be more independent, use public transportation, definitely worth it

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.

classes were interesting, but easier than at home

* 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

perfect location with lots of great people


* 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? 150
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? cook


* 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? Intermediate
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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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
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?
  • Classes
  • Living Situation
  • Weekend Excursions
* What could be improved?
  • Financial Aid
  • Cost
  • Pre-departure
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? go to vzorkovna

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Beginning Czech

Course Department: Language
Instructor: Petra Hokova
Instruction Language: Czech
Comments: very useful, highly recommend
Credit Transfer Issues: No
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Economics of the European Union

Course Department: Economics
Instructor: Vit Hradil
Instruction Language: English
Comments: very enjoyable class
Credit Transfer Issues:
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The Politics of the Economic Union

Course Department: Political Science
Instructor: Jiri Holub
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Professor was very informed
Credit Transfer Issues: No
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Prague's Art and Architecture Throughout the Ages

Course Department: Art History
Instructor: Josef Zaruba-Pfefferman
Instruction Language: English
Comments: helped learned about the history of the city of Prague and Czech lands
Credit Transfer Issues: No
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Urban Semiotics

Course Department: Sociology
Instructor: Blanka Maderova
Instruction Language: English
Comments: great field trips and immersion
Credit Transfer Issues: No