Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA): Traveling in Central Europe - American Government - Theory

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This trip to Central Europe will examine how different political cultures can lead to different forms of democracy. We will compare Texas political culture, US political culture, and Central European political culture. Slovakia allows us easy ... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.9
Based on 19 Reviews
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August 03, 2016 A Useful Experience
a better perspective on the influence of america in different countries as well as a general better understanding of people - Stephen F. Austin State University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA): Traveling in Central Europe - American Government - Theory
I learned how to be more independent, I appreciate what I have in America even more, and I am much better at navigating a new place! I also gained some incredible friends that I never would have met otherwise. The trip was so worthwhile and my longing to see the world and experience new cultures is at an all time high. - Stephen F. Austin State University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about American government and how it is similar and different from other governments. I also gained valuable travel experience that makes me feel more confident about trips I will take in the future. It was completely worthwhile, and I wouldn't trade my experience for anything. - Stephen F. Austin State University View Entire Review
I learned a new perspective and how to travel. - Stephen F. Austin State University View Entire Review
I learned so much about Central European culture! Even within Central Europe their are noticeable differences. It truly opened my mind. It was definitely worth while! I'd do it again in a heartbeat! - Stephen F. Austin State University View Entire Review
I learned how to travel by myself internationally, and also if I were to be stuck in another country by myself I would feel comfortable enough being able to navigate through it. The trip was definitely worthwhile. - Stephen F. Austin State University View Entire Review
I learned many things, but what I will take back with me the most is how different people can be and how diverse the world really is. - Stephen F. Austin State University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA): Traveling in Central Europe - American Government - Theory
I learned the course material in a way that I never could have without this trip, I gained a connection to Dr. Tkacik, a wonderful professor at SFA, I learned how to take care of myself in another country and gained the confidence to do it myself again in the future, and I also gained the knowledge of what a wonderful place Cent... - Stephen F. Austin State University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA): Traveling in Central Europe - American Government - Theory
I learned about how different democracies can be. I knew that there was diversity in the definition of democracy, but learning about it and witnessing it is totally different. I gained from this experience friends that will last a lifetime, including Slovak and American students. - Stephen F. Austin State University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA): Traveling in Central Europe - American Government - Theory
I am so glad that I went on this trip and extremely thankful for the amazing opportunity. It was great to learn about other cultures and how similar/different other countries are from the U.S. I really gained more life experience in general which was definitely worthwhile and I am happy to have made new friends and new memories. - Stephen F. Austin State University View Entire Review
July 24, 2016 Go To Slovakia
I learned many similarities and differences between the United States and central Europe. The trip was extremely worthwhile. - Stephen F. Austin State University View Entire Review
I learned about different cultures, how to deal with challenges when traveling (transportation, communication, language barriers, etc.), and that I'm capable of doing things I didn't think I could do. - Stephen F. Austin State University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA): Traveling in Central Europe - American Government - Theory
It was worthwhile. I learned that when things go wrong, you just have to roll with it and it will be okay in the end. - Stephen F. Austin State University View Entire Review
I learned very valuable independence skills and how to maneuver around a foreign country by myself. If anything else, it taught me that if I was placed in an unfamiliar place, that I could figure out how to get around and survived. This trip was a memory I will treasure the rest of my life, from the food to the people, it was al... - Stephen F. Austin State University View Entire Review
I gained first-hand knowledge about European political culture that I could have never learned from reading a textbook. I became a lot more confident traveling on my own and I learned the hectic process of using city public transportation. I learned about the cultures that exist outside of America and that our way of doing thing... - Stephen F. Austin State University View Entire Review
My experience abroad was entirely and completely worthwhile! I feel so confident in my ability to travel abroad again, and made a life long Slovak friend in the process. I learned so much about myself, as well as another culture. This trip was amazing. - Stephen F. Austin State University View Entire Review
I have always wanted to go to Europe, so what better way of going than study abroad? Going on this trip was a really good decision. I gained a lot of experience and made tons of memories. By the end of the trip I was able to navigate through Bratislava with confidence. I definitely grew throughout the trip. Inside of the classro... - Stephen F. Austin State University View Entire Review
I learned so much from this program: about myself, the country and political science. This is an experience that was so worthwhile and amazing. I do not even have the words to explain what I gained and what an amazing opportunity it was. - Stephen F. Austin State University View Entire Review
My experience abroad was absolutely amazing. I'm so glad that I had the opportunity to go. I got to enjoy a culture, that while very similar to ours, was also very different. This trip was worth every penny, and I would definitely do it again. I'm also glad for the friends I made on the trip. - Stephen F. Austin State University View Entire Review

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This trip to Central Europe will examine
how different political cultures can lead to
different forms of democracy. We will
compare Texas political culture, US political culture, and Central European political
culture. Slovakia allows us easy access to
Vienna, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and
even Poland. Moreover, the Slovak countryside is surprisingly untouched in places.
The Slovak people are warm and welcoming. 

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Political Science and Government
  • Russian, Central and East European Studies
  • Slovak Language, Literature
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