yikes July 07, 2022

By (Economics, Middlebury College) - abroad from 02/07/2022 to 06/10/2022 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
a lot. yes it was worth it

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Great and loved it all.

* 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

Best program and best people


* 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? too much
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? ball on a budget and make lists


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
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? Advanced
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? spanish
How many hours per day did you use the language? 0
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? go out there and just do it

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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • friends
  • food
  • culture
* What could be improved?
  • nothing
  • nothing
  • nothing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? cherish the days

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.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

elementary czech language

Course Department: language
Instructor: Zuzana Svibkova
Instruction Language: Czech
Comments: Yes challenging but fun. Yes made use of location. Yes knowledgable and prepared. Yes lots of participation. Assessed through quizes and exams
Credit Transfer Issues: no
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Economic History and Long-Run Development

Course Department: Economics
Instructor: Christian Oschner
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Yes was a great course and engaging and teacher came prepared and learned a lot. Great interactions and lots of participation. Assessed through exams
Credit Transfer Issues: no
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Prague as a Living History: Anatomy of a European Capital

Course Department: History
Instructor: Ondrej Skripnik
Instruction Language: english
Comments: Yes very good course that was engaging with a great and interactive professor who helped me participate and then assessed me through exams
Credit Transfer Issues: no
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Comprehending the Holocaust

Course Department: history
Instructor: Michal Plzak
Instruction Language: english
Comments: My favorite course with great interactions and the best teacher in prague.
Credit Transfer Issues: no
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Environmental Economics in the Central European Context

Course Department: Economics
Instructor: Jana Krajcova
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Not challenging really just didnt really get anything out of the class
Credit Transfer Issues: no