Amazing! Take me back! July 19, 2018

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 02/05/2018 to 05/25/2018 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how to be independent and so far it's been really helpful.

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

An amazing program with great professors!

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? $100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Eat in.

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? Beginner
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? Na
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? Talk in Czech when you are out of class too.

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

  • 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?
  • Professors
  • People
  • Classes
* What could be improved?
  • Some classes
  • Class times
  • Food
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The classes can be harder than you think.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

To help future students find programs attended by like-minded individuals, please choose the profile that most closely represents you.
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:

Comprehending the Holocaust

Course Department: History
Instructor:
Instruction Language:
Comments: The best class I have ever taken, both abroad and home.
Credit Transfer Issues: No
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Economic Transition

Course Department: Econ
Instructor:
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It was complicated and I didn't understand half of the class. Don't take it.
Credit Transfer Issues: No
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Intensive Czech

Course Department: Czech
Instructor:
Instruction Language: Czech
Comments: Great professors and a very understanding and easy to follow class structure.
Credit Transfer Issues: No
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European Integration

Course Department: Econ
Instructor:
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Very interesting class. It's hard but the professor gives extra credit.
Credit Transfer Issues: No
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Prague as a living History

Course Department: History
Instructor:
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Good class with a lot of fun information. Lots of walking.
Credit Transfer Issues: No