Marvelous December 27, 2018

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 09/11/2018 to 12/14/2018 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Very worthwhile

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.

* 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

Great program

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? 1000 Cz
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? No

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? Intermediate
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Intermediate
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? FREN 205
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? No

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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • City
  • People
  • Activities
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing
  • Nothing
  • Nothing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Abroad is a great experience

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Prague Living History

Course Department: Art History
Instructor: Ondrej
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Great course
Credit Transfer Issues: Have not attempted to transfer credit yet
Course Name/Rating:

Comprehending the Holocaust

Course Department: Philisophy
Instructor: Plzak
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Very interesting course
Credit Transfer Issues: Have not attempted to transfer credit yet
Course Name/Rating:

Czech

Course Department: Language
Instructor: Marianne
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Great course
Credit Transfer Issues: Have not attempted to transfer credit yet
Course Name/Rating:

Housing Market

Course Department: Economics
Instructor: Martin Lux
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Challenging and interesting
Credit Transfer Issues: Have not attempted to transfer credit yet
Course Name/Rating:

Environmental Economics

Course Department: Economics
Instructor: Jana
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Not very challenging, lots of material
Credit Transfer Issues: Have not attempted to transfer credit yet