Not a good program! Past Review

By (secondary Math, Winona State University) for

Study Abroad Programs in Czech Republic

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I loved Prague, just go with another program!

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.

It was too much. I studied abroad to meet other students to travel with and to enjoy a relaxed learning experience. This was not the case, the courses were intensive.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The program leader was only interested in her goals of the program, and did not care about our comments or concerns.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The dorm was nice, but isolated from all other students. It was difficult to make friends not living close and not having classes with other students.

* Food:

There was no food plan.

* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
Language acquisition improvement?

Learning Czech was fun! Many people in Prague do speak English but it is def beneficial to know a little of the language.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • 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? Only do this program if you want very small class sizes (3 students taking class together, and living together), a hard curriculum compared to other study abroad programs, and a thesis paper with portfolio recording everything you learned the semester.