Falling in Love With Prague Past Review

By (American and English Literature, Middlebury College) - abroad from 08/20/2012 to 12/14/2012 with

New York University: Prague - NYU in Prague

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes--very worthwhile. Even if you don't 100% enjoy the program you are on it is still amazing to live by yourself in a foreign country and a huge accomplishment when you make it through!

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 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? 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? 100-120
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? ATMs are killer!!!


* 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

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? Intermediate
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? none
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Don't be shy!

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Location of Classes
  • Housing
  • City
* What could be improved?
  • Classes
  • Ways to meet other students
  • Ways to connect w/ locals
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had better recommendations for classes

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Religion, Culture, and Politics

Course Department:
Instructor: Petr Mucha
Instruction Language: English
Comments: This class had weekly field trips relevant to what we were learning that day. It was cool to go to places I had never seen before in the city/places I had passed but did not know the history of. The teacher was extremely knowledgable on the subject as he had been a dissident during the Velvet Revolution.
Credit Transfer Issues: