Prague is dope Past Review

By (Syracuse University) - abroad from 02/05/2017 to 05/19/2017 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It felt wonderful to meet with locals and get to know the city from their perspective. Try to get to find the hidden gems. It is worthwhile.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Not rigorous course work.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

They need to work on their friendliness.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The landlord I had is useless.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The program keeps you in a bubble with other American students but try to make an effort to get to know the locals.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

The nurses are very unprofessional and unfriendly.

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No

The program was disorganized and the housing was inconvenient.


* 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)

Prague is quite cheap.


* 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? Try to use the language as much as you can

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Czech Language Course
  • Trips and Activities
  • Location of Program
* What could be improved?
  • Organization
  • Friendliness
  • Housing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew time would fly too fast and it is better to enjoy the good things to the fullest and not worry about negative people.

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

Course Name/Rating:

Economics of Transition

Course Department:
Instruction Language:
Comments: The material is interesting. The instructor makes himself available.
Credit Transfer Issues:
Course Name/Rating:

European American Relations

Course Department:
Instruction Language:
Comments: Boring course but the instructor is really nice and willing to help
Credit Transfer Issues:
Course Name/Rating:

European Integration

Course Department:
Instructor: Vit Benes
Instruction Language:
Comments: The instructor sits there and talks about European legitimacy for an entire semester. Very unorganized. Useless instructor to say the least.
Credit Transfer Issues:
Course Name/Rating:

Environmental Economics

Course Department:
Instructor: Jana Krajcova
Instruction Language:
Comments: Very boring course and it is hard to understand the instructor sometimes.
Credit Transfer Issues:
Course Name/Rating:

Intermediate Czech Language

Course Department:
Instruction Language:
Comments: I enjoyed learning the Czech Language
Credit Transfer Issues: