What's so cool about Europe? Everything. Past Review

By (Hospitality Administration/Management., Metropolitan State University of Denver) - abroad from 06/28/2013 to 08/05/2013 with

ESAC: Summer in Prague - Business, Marketing and Humanities

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I had always heard about studying abroad and usually the flyers went straight to my recycling bin because whats so special about going somewhere I don't know the language and eating weird food. Well, I could not have been more wrong. With ESAC everything was planned to a T and I had so much fun that I almost forgot I wasn't really on vacation, in fact my original motive was to gain an extra semester of credits just to graduate early (one month and you couldn't get me on a plane home faster). Now instead I sit in envy of all the classmates after me who are roaming the streets of Prague, CZ, learning from the inside of a restaurant about successful business fundamentals, and don't even get me started on the food and shopping. If you're worried about the cost I promise you every dime I spent was put to good use and then some. Just go and fall in Love with studying abroad so I can say I told you so!

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The teachers were great and used many non-traditional teaching methods that in my opinion were great

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I personally loved where we lived locationally and also the apartment itself

* Food:

If I have any regrets it's that I didn't exercise more so I could eat more

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Our local advisors were the best! They showed us all the cool places to go and how to not be a typical tourist and make the most of our trip

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Never had to use them but I heard they were good

* Safety:

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


* 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)

After tuition and my plane ticket, I only spent $900 over the course of the entire trip and thats including my out of country travels and shopping addiction

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? food was really the only personal expense and I spent maybe $60 a week eating out mostly
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Experiences ended up being more worth my money than material things. Always over anticipate what you might end up spending, I just assumed going into it what all the max prices for things might be and planned accordingly.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
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?
  • Location
  • Teachers
  • Schedule
* What could be improved?
  • nothing honestly
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Pack lightly, I paid extra to get all my things home because I bought too much stuff

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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.