HUMN II in Prague: A trip I will never forget! 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?
The program in Prague/Vienna was well worth it. I learned so much about an area of Europe, in which I knew nothing about before! I absolutely love Europe, and since I was able to travel and experience cities on my own (with out adults), I have much more confidence in myself as a traveler. In the future, I definitely want to visit and travel to more European cities.

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.

We did not have that much class time. If we had more class time, we may have learned more about the books we read but then again, I absolutely loved it because our learning experience was based off of travel experience and learning about Prague.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Dr. Klima was very knowledgeable about the host country as well as material that was discussed in the Humanities II class. She planned a lot of great tours for us and showed us a lot about the cities of Prague and Vienna.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The location was fantastic... very close to the center of the city and close to all the nightlife. It was very easy to get around and I felt safe when walking around the streets near our dorm.

* Food:

The food was delicious and there were so many places to eat! Zaama Zaamas was located right around the corner from our dorm and was very good.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

We took a cruise along the river that runs through Prague, we visited the Praha Zoo, we ate dinner at a nice restaurant that overlooked all of Prague, and also went to a beautiful winery that was up on a hill overlooking Prague.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Felt very safe in Prague. When we travelled by ourselves to Munich, I may have felt a little unsafe at night time walking around.

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)

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Any student who doesn't know much about the Czech Republic, and would love an amazing trip where they experience a new, European city such as Prague, and wants to learn to travel to new cities, such as Vienna, Munich, and Budapest, should join this particular program. You will truly love it!!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Humanities II

Course Department: Humanities
Instructor: Cynthia Klima
Instruction Language: English/Czech
Comments: The teacher was very knowledgeable about Prague and how to get around cities. I learned so much about living in a foreign country, and learned a lot about how to travel to other cities and get around safely. I definitely participated a lot more in Prague than I did at Geneseo (probably because everyone becomes really close and you get to know each other really well).
Credit Transfer Issues: No, I had no issues.