Prague: Beauty and Knowledge Past Review

By (Political Science and Government., University of Arkansas - Fayetteville) for

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Learned so much about myself, made great friends, and learned so many intangibles that can't be explained.

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: Charles University
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.

Professors were very interesting, kind, and supportive of us. Just the right amount of work that still allowed us to travel on the weekends if we so desired.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

They were responsive and involved during our time there. They were somewhat unorganized and prone to misunderstanding our questions.

* 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:

Prague is safe as long as you stay out of sketchy areas. The only thing you need to worry about is pickpocketing.

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? Approximately $100 a week, maybe less.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Be sure to bring more money than you think you'll need. Traveling is expensive.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? none
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

Teachers, fellow students, and Czech citizens. Used Czech most every day since a lot of people didn't speak fluent English.

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

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Do it! If you're open minded and outgoing then this program is for you.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Social Psychology in Business

Course Department: PSYC 300
Instructor: Veronika
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Not very interesting subject matter but the teacher was sincere and really eager to teach.
Credit Transfer Issues: no
Course Name/Rating:

International Management

Course Department: MGMT 400
Instructor: Mikalus Picanic
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Challenging course that helped me learn a lot about management and increased my overall knowledge
Credit Transfer Issues: no
Course Name/Rating:

Central European Politics

Course Department: PLSC 400
Instructor: Jiri
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Wonderful course. The teacher was an expert on the subject matter.
Credit Transfer Issues: no