Prague: My dream come true! Past Review

By (International Relations, California State University - Chico) for

USAC Spain: San Sebastián - Spanish Language, Basque, Psychology, and European Studies

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It has made me addicted to travel, learning about new culture, and discovering world history one country at a time. The program inspired my career goals into a direction that I had been previously just looking into. The experience abroad has shown me my inner strength and given me a thirst for more adventure.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

We lived with other students from the program both American and international.

* Food:

Great advice on dining for everything you could want. I loved trying the traditional food.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Czech culture is difficult to break into. We did many culturally related things including tours of different cities as well as being fully informed of local events that were to take place, and also invited to do other activities outside of the program.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
Language acquisition improvement?

If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Other

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Students who are looking for a little guidance in their program, but are excited about being out of their comfort zone, and getting to know a new culture. Prague is a great city, with interesting history and is changing everyday into a travel hot spot, with many amazing things to see and do.