As I am preparing to leave this wonderful city, I am realizing how difficult it is to say goodbyes. Within these fast four months, I have met many amazing people who have shaped my study abroad experience. Together we have experienced Prague and in return Prague has provided us countless unforgettable memories. Looking back on my experience, I tried to pinpoint my five favorite memories while studying in Prague. The first memory that stands out is my first sight of Prague as my train rolled into the city….

My cousin, Anki, and I in Amberg, Germany. Being my first year traveling outside of North America, I found it vital to visit my family while living in Europe. I have family living all over the world– in Germany, Sweden, Australia, Syria, Canada, Lebanon, etc. Since Germany and Sweden were closer in proximity, I decided to visit my cousins, aunts, and uncles, and make the most of this opportunity. It’s a bit evident that this holiday season was like no other. I got to reconnect with my roots,…

Stores started decorating for Christmasas early as the first week in November. Being abroad for the fall semester, I prepared myself to be homesick around the holidays this year. Instead I have been pleasantly surprised that every holiday here so far has just helped me to fall even more in love with my host family, this city, and the other students in my program! CEA students dressed up for Halloween. Homemade pumpkin pie, courtesy of my host mom! For Halloween my host mom made a pumpkin pie. Although it…