Lifetime of memories in 1 semester January 19, 2023

By (Economics, Middlebury College) - abroad from 09/12/2023 to 12/19/2022 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Found my self post breakup

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

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?

Appliances were poor and room quality was bad

* Food:

None provided but Prague cuisine was geeat

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Relatively integrated - czech people not overly welcoming

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Safest city in Europe

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

It’s the one I fell in love with


* 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? 300ish if traveling
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? No and they shouldn’t be given - there’s no way you’re going to stretch less than 4000 across the semester. Would recommend just getting a job and working hard the summer before - more money means more travel and fun anyways.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes

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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • People
  • Staff
* What could be improved?
  • Class times are rough
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? DONT BRING MASTERCARD USE VISA

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

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Digital Crypto

Course Department: Economics
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Interesting and relevant
Credit Transfer Issues: Idk
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Economics of transition in central Europe

Course Department: Econ/environmental
Instruction Language: English
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Course Department: Language
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Probably my favorite class purely because of the teacher being fun and engaged. Hated everything else about learning czech
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Story of Religion

Course Department: Religion
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Interesting and engaging!
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Urban Anthropology

Course Department: Anthropology
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Interesting field trips but boring lectures
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