5 kids in a hotel for 4 months. Collegium Hieronymi Pragensis Past Review

By (Economics., Middlebury College) - abroad from 01/15/2014 to 05/15/2014 with

Study Abroad Programs in Czech Republic

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I would like to spend more time abroad, just not in this program/country.

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.

Intense to a certain point, but had a lot of time to explore the city/travel.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Administration staff were accessible.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Not very satisfied. Very much a dorm room.

* Food:

No real food provided.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Very well integrated. Spent more time with Czechs than Americans.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

No health issues encountered.

* Safety:

Extremely safe in the city center.

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? Get a place with a nice kitchen


* 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? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? High school
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* 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?
  • Teachers
  • City itself
* What could be improved?
  • Living
  • Food
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That there were only 5 students in the program

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Core Course

Course Department: Core
Instructor: Multiple
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Lots of information but nothing too difficult.
Credit Transfer Issues: None
Course Name/Rating:

CEE Economics

Course Department: Economics
Instructor: Tomas Jelnik
Instruction Language: English
Comments: New subject but taught well. Challenging final paper.
Credit Transfer Issues: No
Course Name/Rating:

Dimensions of the EU

Course Department: Economics
Instructor: Martin Moravec
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Very interactive class, great professor.
Credit Transfer Issues: No
Course Name/Rating:

Modern Czech Film

Course Department: Arts
Instructor: Ivana Dolezalova
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Interesting perspective on international film.
Credit Transfer Issues: No
Course Name/Rating:

Elementary Czech

Course Department: Czech
Instructor: Jitka Kauerova
Instruction Language: Czech/English
Comments: Poor materials - book is terrible. Exams are relatively easy
Credit Transfer Issues: None