Study abroad January 05, 2023

By (School, Middlebury College) - abroad from 09/09/2023 to 12/17/2022 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Learned about many european cultures I had never experienced before.

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.

Good level of academic rigor and intensity

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Admin was fantastic

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

My housing was very sub par

* Food:

Food in prague is not great

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

No health issues

* Safety:

Felt very safe

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No

I do not think I would go abroad if I could do it over again


* 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)

Prague is very cheap if you know the right places… tourist areas are expensive

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $150
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? No.


* 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? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? Nons
How many hours per day did you use the language?

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
  • International Students
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?
  • Travel
  • Khabab king
  • School
* What could be improved?
  • Food
  • Housing
  • Houaing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had learned some czeck prior to going to arriving.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Comprehending the holocause

Course Department:
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Yes
Credit Transfer Issues: Ee