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Univerzita Karlova

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4.15 / 5 based on 135 reviews
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Felicia C
University of Washington, Seattle, Seattle, United States
History of Art, Undergraduate, American Institute for Foreign Study
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Activities, Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
The only people that go to the 5 story club in Prague are foreigners, so don't go there. Don't eat by Prasky Hrad if you want to have money when you leave. It's very expensive. Go to JJ's pub!! owned by an amazing guy who is from Ireland, but its a local Czech spot.
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Felicia C
University of Washington, Seattle, Seattle, United States
History of Art, Undergraduate, American Institute for Foreign Study
Housing
Type of housing: It was a dorm, but it was about 15 min from school
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
It would probably be cleaner.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
The people that worked there were rude and they barely spoke English. They only changed my sheets once in 5 weeks...and it was 100 degrees EVERY DAY so my sheets were disgusting. There was no Air conditioning and leaving the windows open at night meant the ceiling was coated in bugs. It was livable, but if you have the choice and the money I would recommend not staying at komenskeho kolej.
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Felicia C
University of Washington, Seattle, Seattle, United States
History of Art, Undergraduate, American Institute for Foreign Study
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
DONT USE YOUR TELEPHONE. Your bill will be the death of you. Alcohol can be a bit expensive. And they have pastries that are amazing and I'm pretty sure that is where all my money went.
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Telephone, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
Housing, Travel, Food:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Don't buy a lot of alcohol. Buy water at a grocery store and carry it with you because water in the Czech republic at restaraunts costs about 6 dollars for a tiny bottle.
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Felicia C
University of Washington, Seattle, Seattle, United States
History of Art, Undergraduate, American Institute for Foreign Study
Academic
Course recommendations
They are in English, but taught my native Czech professors so there english is rough and it can become a bit boring. The Art and Architecture class was unbearable. The czech language class was alright and my teacher could communicate well.
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My academic experiences
Quality of courses
Variety of courses
Access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with international students
Interaction with local students
Personal comments
If you aren't passionate about Art...don't take an Art class in Europe.
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My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
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Felicia C
University of Washington, Seattle, Seattle, United States
History of Art, Undergraduate, American Institute for Foreign Study
Overall
I wish I had known...
That water wasn't free in restaraunts. Oh and they give you bread at lunch and then CHARGE you for it. Even if you don't want it. Be careful of places that are advertising in English!
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
2
Culture
4
Costs
4
Activities
4
Campus life
3
Party / people
4
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
I loved it. Except for the Art class. but it was a nice university with nice facilities in an easily accessible location.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
1
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
2
Final comments
Be careful of the water and the places that advertise in English.
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Felicia C
University of Washington, Seattle, Seattle, United States
History of Art, Undergraduate, American Institute for Foreign Study
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my the local language
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
We rarely saw other international students. I got to speak Czech quite a bit, although in class they taught us grammer, which is pretty useless in 5 weeks. I would have liked to learn more phrases and useful things to say.
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