Amazing experience January 18, 2017

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 09/15/2016 to 12/17/2016 with

UPCES - Study Abroad in Prague (CERGE-EI, Charles University)

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned that you should atleast try and integrate into other cultures and not just assume that other people act similarly to those in your country

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?

* Food:

* 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

Not too challenging, allowed you to travel

Finances

* 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? 300
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Dont drink too much

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Use in shops

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* 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?
  • The faculty and beautiful building and classrooms
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Students from many other colleges

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.

Individual Course Reviews

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Art architecture and propoganda in socialism

Course Department:
Instructor: Petr and blanka
Instruction Language:
Comments: Fun class nad learned everything about the eastern bloc, soviet union, and socialism. Very interesting and different than what we learn in the states
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Prague as a living history

Course Department:
Instructor: Ondrej
Instruction Language:
Comments: Professor was uninteresting and read off a tablet the whole time. Did not seem to know the material very well
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Introduction to czech

Course Department:
Instructor: Petra
Instruction Language:
Comments: Bery fun class with an amazingly enthusiastic teacher
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Life and culture under a totalitarian regime

Course Department:
Instructor: Barbara day
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Teacher was very boring an unimpressive. Knew her stuff but made the subject manner uninteresting
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Comprehending the holocaust

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Comments: Very interesting, learned everything about the Holocaust. Professor was a very good lecturer however wished there were two 1.5hr classes instead of one 3hr class
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