Summer Study Abroad in Prague Past Review

By (Film/Cinema/Video Studies., Emerson College) for

Emerson College: Prague Summer Film Program - Academy of Performing Arts for Film and Television (FAMU)

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was a fantastic experience overall. I fell in love with the country, the films, and with a girl, with whom I am now planning on living. In fact, I almost didn't leave there in July.

Personal Information

The term and year this program took place: Summer 2008

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?

The location wasn't the best, but we had everything we needed.

* Food:

Only breakfast was provided. For the cost it would have been nice to have a bit more.

* 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


* 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 acquisition improvement?

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Plan your finances better, and come prepared with an idea you would like to shoot. Also, when shooting your film, take advantage of the fact that you are in Prague, don't just shoot something you could have shot back home.