UPCES and Prague were amazing. January 25, 2023

By (Economics, Middlebury College) - abroad from 09/11/2022 to 09/17/2022 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned about many other cultures, and I felt like I had experienced many years of life into one semester. So many great experiences!

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.

Rigor wasn't too bad, great resources, interesting classes

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program


* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Wish we could have chosen living, however, did get to live with everyone I requested.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Easy through Upces.

* Safety:

Very safe city.

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


* 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? 100-400
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Buy Groceries


* 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? None
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? none
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? Quizlet

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?
  • Prague
  • Travelling
  • Interesting Classes
* What could be improved?
  • Some classes were very long.
  • Orientation was very early.
  • Time to get used to the new time zone.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Be open minded!

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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Behavioral Finance

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Instruction Language:
Comments: Interesting, but the syllabus changed from what we had seen previously.
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Elementary Czech

Course Department:
Instructor: Silvie
Instruction Language:
Comments: Best class, learned a lot, and used the language on daily basis.
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Urban Anthropology

Course Department:
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Nice professor & good introduction to anthropology. Learned plenty about the city as well.
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Digital Currencies & Crypto

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Instructor: Branislav
Instruction Language:
Comments: Nice professor, interesting class, learned a lot.
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Comprehending Holocaust

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Comments: Great Class, very interesting, learned so much about history of the Holocaust.
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