Best abroad experience July 06, 2018

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 02/05/2018 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?
World view and experiences I will never forget.

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

Ability to travel and one of the best cities to live in


* 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)


* 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?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
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?
  • Friendly staff
  • Ability to travel
* What could be improved?
  • housing maybe
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That its the best program available

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Envirnomental economics in CEE context

Course Department:
Instructor: Jana Krajcova
Instruction Language: english
Comments: Good use of film and teacher was we'll prepared.
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Prague as a Living History

Course Department:
Instructor: Ondrej Stripnik
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Best field trip experience
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Course Name/Rating:

Urban Anthropology of Central European Cities

Course Department:
Instructor: Lucia Stefankova
Instruction Language:
Comments: Goos use of field trips
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Course Name/Rating:

Elementary Czech

Course Department:
Instructor: Silvie Previatilova
Instruction Language:
Comments: Great way to learn the language
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Course Name/Rating:

Comprehending the Holocaust

Course Department:
Instructor: Michal Pizak
Instruction Language:
Comments: Amazing course
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