Past Review

By (Financial Economics, SUNY - Binghamton) for

SUNY New Paltz: Prague - Study Abroad at Charles University

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Studying abroad in Prague was an amazing experience. It is an incredible city, and the program provides lots of opportunities to travel around Europe cheaply. I have gained a much broader view on the world and learned a lot about myself in the process. I believe this is a great program for anyone interested in living in a European city and traveling around Europe.

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: Charles University
The term and year this program took place: Fall 2009

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Kolej Komenskeho in Prague 6 <br /><br /> Dorm had many problems but was very close to class and attractions in Prague.

* Food:

Food in Prague is very good and cheap, no complaints. Get a lot of goulash, stay away from the pork knee.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

There is plenty of free time, events that are set up for you, and opportunities to travel. The social aspects of the program are incredible.

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Around 100-150 a week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Prague is much cheaper than any major city in America, mainly because it still uses the Crown and not the Euro. Food and alcohol are particularly cheap. Traveling was by far the biggest expense for me, especially when traveling within the eurozone.


Language acquisition improvement?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans