The Dream That Came True Past Review

By (Ohio University) - abroad from 02/06/2016 to 05/18/2016 with

CISabroad (Center for International Studies): Semester in Prague - University of Economics

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Definitely worthwhile and I learned a lot about myself, my strengths, my weaknesses (in a positive light), what my beliefs are, and that other cultures no matter how abstract they are to yours are so beautiful.

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.

* 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

I've never in my life went to sleep content and woke up happy and ready for the day. Being there eased my anxiety and pain and I will forever remember this place as a home.


* 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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Don't go to typical tourist traps and definitely avoid "American" spots. You're there to experience Czech culture so czech it out:)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

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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  • Americans
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Meeting international studies
  • Affordability
  • Independence in the city
* What could be improved?
  • Student Selection Process
  • Proximity of food places
  • Transportation Knowledge
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? It's a lot easier to not spend than you think.

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.