Photo J in Prague Past Review

By (Radio-TV-Film, The University of Texas at Austin) for

University of Texas - Austin: Prague - Prague Documentary Photography

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Study abroad was so much fun. I have to say that I learned plenty about something I never thought I would. The Czech republic has a huge amount of history, art and film to offer. I believe I am a better global citizen. You learn the differences about being educated in America and being educated in a different counrty. You realize that their are Marginalized people everywhere you go. So i think this helps to open the mind.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

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?

The apartment we stayed at in Prague were very comfortable. I felt safe at all times and most commodities were provided. Distance from the school was about a 20 minute walk which was very convienient

* Food:

Food was good.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Prague is so much fun! It seems like their is always something to do! We went to a couple of parades. One was a gypsy parade and the other a more medieval one. I encourage everybody to travel out of prague and explore the greater Czech Republic!!!

* 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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? I dont think so.


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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  • Apartment
* 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 do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Someone who is pretty comfortable with taking pictures of strangers. Not afraid to go up to people who might not speak their language. Professor Darling Expects you to go out there and you definitely should! I felt like I held back sometimes but I still did some pretty cool stuff. You need to want to tell a story! I think thats the most important thing!