Prague is Awesome January 12, 2018

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 09/11/2017 to 12/15/2017 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
awesome to travel

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Super easy courses but a lot of finals week work. Professors were crazy boring but knowledgable

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

good program leaders

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

had an awesome apartment

* Food:

Czech food isnt great, but there were way more options than I expected

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

had a czech buddy and that was very helpful

* 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

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)

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

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
  • International Students
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?
  • central location in europe
  • prague is beautiful
* What could be improved?
  • courses
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? a semester seems like a long time but it goes by crazy fast

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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European-American Relations in the 21st Century

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Comments: pretty boring but learned alot
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Czech

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Comments: Petra is amazing, really helpful to learn Czech
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Ideas Behind Politics

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Comments: awesome professor, lectures can take too long sometimes but learned alot
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European Integration

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Comments: learned a good amount in this class
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Kafka in Prague

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Instructor: Eric Roraback
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