It was worth every penny Past Review

By (Event Management, Metropolitan State University of Denver) - abroad from 06/28/2014 to 07/31/2014 with

ESAC: Summer in Prague - Business, Marketing and Humanities

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned what it was like to be outside your normal things in life, and the only reason I said no above is because I would want to learn a new place.

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 educational part was very interesting and interactive, I felt fully immersed into the culture.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The only thing I didn't like was sharing a bathroom with 6 girls, that was a little hard and disgusting.

* Food:

I didn't mind eating the different foods, I just wish there was a little more variety on the vegetarian options.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I loved everything we attended and learned about the locals, and I felt very comfortable after the first week there.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I truly didn't see any need for health care while I was there, I luckily never got that sick.

* Safety:

I never felt unsafe unless I was on my own in a place that had nothing to do with the program.

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $250
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? I would bring more if you plan on splurging here and there, or traveling


* 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

I just needed to learn more, two weeks was not enough.

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
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? college level Spanish
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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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local 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?
  • school
  • site visits
  • learning about the local places
* What could be improved?
  • the dorms
  • I would have like to cook in my dorm but one of the girls washed her underwear in the kitchen sink
  • food variety for vegetarians
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? To bring a hair dryer and more clothes

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'