Don't take any of your time there for granted. Past Review

By (Economics & Finance, University of Nevada - Reno) - abroad from 01/20/2015 to 05/10/2015 with

USAC Czech Republic: Prague - Politics, Culture, and the Arts

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
People are people, we all want to help each other. It was the best decision I ever made.

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.

The tours that they have weekly are so fun! You truly get to see the surrounding areas of the Czech Republic and become more familiar with the culture.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Dasa and Jon are the best! They truly care about the students and you experience abroad.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The shower are a pain because they don't drain easily but it is a fun environment where you feel like you're living in the dorms again with all of the other USAC students.

* Food:

I miss the gulas!! It is so dang good. The trdlenik is delightful as well.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

They are reserved and aren't big on customer service, but they are a very friendly and nice group of people.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

It's a very safe place. Just watch out for the dog poop on the sidewalk and you should be fine.

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)

The Czech Republic is on the crown, not the euro, so it is very reasonable. An expensive meal is $6.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $50.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Go to the grocery store. The pastries are delicious and then you don't have to worry about breakfast every morning.


* 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

It's a hard language to master in such a short time, but during the trips they do help you learn more.

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? None.
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • 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?
  • The cooking class!
* What could be improved?
  • Later starting times for classes.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Use Google maps! It tells you how to literally walk from one place to another and is super resourceful. I wish I would have known about it earlier.

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.