Prague: Where There's Beautiful Scenery and No Free Water 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?
very worthwhile, an experience I'll never forget

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.

not a challenging class, professor wanted us to experience the culture more than anything

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

really nice hotel! staff was very kind to us

* Food:

horrible if you're a vegetarian, unless you like mass quantities of fried cheese

* 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)

best prices you'll get in Europe

* 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? a lot
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? don't eat. almost no meals are included


* 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?

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  • 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?
  • just being able to walk around and get to know Prague
  • Vienna is beautiful!
* What could be improved?
  • more meals included, that was ridiculous
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? you don't know when your next meal is going to be, so if you see food, eat it