Prague Study Abroad Program Past Review

By (SUNY - College at Geneseo) - abroad from 05/21/2012 to 06/21/2012 with

SUNY Geneseo: Prague - Humanities Course

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained a different perspective on my life and a more confident and independent outlook.

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.

Only issue was with the organization of course materials. The volume was confusing and it was at times unclear what was required.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Food was good, but I wish more was provided by the program.

* 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? 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)

It was not cheap, mainly due to meals having to be found and paid for out of pocket 90% of the time.

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? look for provided meals


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • 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?
  • seeing historic sites firsthand
  • experiencing different cultures
  • independence to explore
* What could be improved?
  • more clearly outlined curriculum
  • food provided
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Water isn't free in Europe at restaurants, and that's pretty annoying.