Past Review

By (PSYCHOLOGY., Dickinson College) for

New York University: Prague - NYU in Prague

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I would not have changed a thing about my abroad experience. I learned an incredible amount about myself and feel accomplished as being independent in a foreign country is a major achievement.

Personal Information

The term and year this program took place: Spring 2010

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The majority of the courses included a major assignment at the midterm and at the final, and the grading was based off these two pieces. The classes were small and mostly discussion based, and the teachers always brought a new and interesting European perspective to the course material.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

This program was extremely organized, thorough, and attentive to the students. If anyone had a problem, it was addressed immediately and the staff made the abroad transition much smoother.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I lived in a neighborhood filled with adorable cafes and fun restaurants. It was only a 20 minute commute to get to old town square, and loved that I got to experience both the more residential area I lived in along with the center, tourist area. I lived in a large, double room and shared a bathroom and kitchen with the other people on my floor.

* Food:

The local Czech food is not extremely appetizing, but there are plenty of other options whether it be mexican, italian, or cafe-style. I had friends that were vegetarians or kept kosher and both were able to find restaurants and grocery stores that catered to their needs.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Included in the NYU Prague program is a day trip along with an overnight trip somewhere in the Czech Republic. I attended terrific concerts in Prague, and with the city having such a central location in Europe, I was able to constantly travel on the weekends.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

As long as I had an awareness of my surrounding, I always felt safe. At night, I rarely walked alone, but I never felt uncomfortable or put in a situation that could potentially be dangerous. No one on my program encountered any problems, and it definitely helps that we tended to travel together.

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)

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Jump in, take risks, and it will be the most unbelievable experience of your life.