Time of my Life January 17, 2023

By (Film, Middlebury College) - abroad from 08/29/2022 to 12/17/2022 with

CIEE: Prague - Film Studies

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned about Czech culture.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Very nice

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Very satisfied

* Food:

Great food

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Very integrated

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?


* Safety:

Felt comfortable

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

It was perfect for me to gain more experience in film. The country is also beautiful.


* 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)


* 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
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • Traveling
  • Food
  • Professors
* What could be improved?
  • Housing (heat kept turning off)
  • Better organization at FAMU
  • Better communication
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? It’s good to plan trips ahead.

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:

Filming the unfilmable

Course Department: Film
Instructor: Neil Andrew Taylor
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It was helpful to perceive film in new ways.
Credit Transfer Issues: