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By (Film and Media Culture, Middlebury College) - abroad from 08/24/2013 to 12/13/2013 with

New York University: Prague - NYU in Prague

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained confidence, independence, and a better understanding of who I am. I experienced a very unique culture and got to learn about the history of the Czech republic from people who really lived it. I got to do an intensive film program that taught me a lot. I met amazing people in the Tisch program and the overall NYU prague program. These are friends I will have for a long time. I was able to travel to many different countries and experience all of those different cultures.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

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? 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)

It is easy to live on a student budget. But, Midd students might not be use to having to pay for each meal. Prague is very cheap, but it took some adjusting to going from a campus with dining hall and meal plan to living in a city. Each dorm apartment had a Kitchen so we also cooked at home a lot.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? anywhere from $50-$100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Budget out your week. Cook more in your apartment. Really just make sure you know how much you have to spend each week and it will be easy to stick to your budget.


* 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? None
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? High School Spanish
How many hours per day did you use the language? 0

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* 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?
  • The people
  • The city
  • The course work
* What could be improved?
  • the organization of classes
  • communication
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Orientation is always the worst, but stick it out because it will only get better. It also will go by much faster then you expected, so really enjoy every moment and try everything!

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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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.

Individual Course Reviews

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Hist Analy of Euro Cinema

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Screenwriting in Prague

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Instructor: Pavel Jech
Instruction Language: Englis
Comments: Amazing professor with a lot to offer. He knows what he is talking about and really helps you find your story.
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Lng Arts&Cltr of Czech Republi

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Comments: Teacher was really great
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Interm Film Production

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Comments: It was really great to be able to make my own film on 35mm film and work on everyone else's set
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