Prague: Summer of Theatre Past Review

By (Costume Design, Illinois State University) for

Study Abroad Programs in Czech Republic

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I now know that the Czech Republic in general appreciates theatre much more than the lay public of America

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

it was a lecture class with mandatory attendance

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

wonderful neighborhood, friendly people, decent walk from city square but not intolerable. Bought groceries to eat.

* Food:

cafe slavia is a great local restaurant right by the river, fresh berries are expensive.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

United Islands music festival was a great way to listen to different music and it was free! Also Cesky Krumlov was a beautiful town and I highly recommend it for the future.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I felt safe at all times. We had no health problems

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? at least 500 dollars
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? if you see something you want, and you think about it the entire trip, go back and get it. It's a once in a life time experience! There's nothing wrong with bringing back some memories.


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?

Select all that apply

  • 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? A theatre student looking for inspiration from all over the world.