Don't think twice about choosing Prague! Past Review

By (Biology, General., SUNY - College at Geneseo) for

SUNY Geneseo: Prague - Humanities Course

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned so much about different cultures and ways of life. All that I have learned from going on this trip is immeasurable. It was easily the best decision of my life.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The workload was very fair as were the grading system, teaching methods, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The strengths were the size of the program, the knowledge of the professors (knowing the language and the area), the content of the course, the day trips and excursions, the food, the dotms, the area where we lived was safe and secure, the proximity to certain parts of the city, the transportation to and from Budapest and Vienna. I really can't think of any weaknesses, everything fell into place as I expected.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

The food was amazing, I miss it so much!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Everything. River curise on Vltava, tour of city, Kutna Hora, Terezin, Stephansdom, Schonbrunn, Jewish Quarter tours in Prague and Budapest, hydrofoil cruise down the Danube, dinner cruise in Budapest, Auschwitz tour.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Very safe! Every city can be dangerous, therefore you have to be level headed and smart about where you are and who is around you. No interaction with healthcare institutions, however, one student needed to use them and I heard that the everything ended up being fine.

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Just be mindful of how much money you have at the start. The first week will tell you how much you need to spend on food and necessary items. From there you can budget your money for whatever else you want to purchase.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* 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 did you like most about the program?
  • How the course work came alive by my surroundings.
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing that I can think of.