Nez Czesky! Past Review

By (Theatre, Illinois State University) for

Study Abroad Programs in Czech Republic

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes! Our country has a lot of freedom but it also is very ignorant to the rest of the world. There is so much history out there that we have no clue about. It is an experience to broaden your horizons and so is absolutely worth while.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

There really needs to be a series of classes held the week before the trip begins and it would help if the lead professor showed up to the orientation meetings ahead of time.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The ISA staff were incredible to work with and wonderful people but the entire program was geared toward undergrads who just want to goof off and drink themselves silly so there was never enough time for a grad student actually interested in the museums and excursions visited.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Neither sheets or towels were provided so that was a big chunk of luggage space eaten up. The apartment was away from night life and the university which was just fine.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Ceky Krumlov was fabulous. Going to the zoo was actually very interesting.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

It felt pretty safe accept for watching out for pick pockets.

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? I would say about $200 a week.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Careful of your conversion rates and wait until you get to where you are going before you get money exchanged.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Go for it! Study abroad! Don't go to stay out partying all night.