It was fun July 02, 2018

By (Charles University) - abroad from 02/04/2018 to 05/18/2018 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
learned how to adjust to new environments

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

It was a perfect amount of work and difficulty. Class length was a little long though.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The administration was great. Very helpful and their communication was outstanding.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

living arrangements were perfect for our group of friends.

* Food:

Food was good, just took a little time to adjust.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Not very. Met way more Americans than locals.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I had a few minor health issues when I was there and the health care was great. Easily accessible and helpful.

* Safety:

very safe. I never felt in danger.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

I would choose this program again because the administration handled the students very well, and allowed for a lot of freedom.

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)

Pretty easily, just had to be aware of how much you are spending.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 50 dollars
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? cook at home

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Other
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • no class on fridays
  • Nice professors
  • Class trips
* What could be improved?
  • not make czech at 8am
  • Shorten the length of classes
  • N/A
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? not to travel as much

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.