In a couple weeks I leave Prague and head back home to California. It is crazy to think I have been here for four months. The time flew by, as I was told it would. It is hard to put in words what this experience has meant to me. I’ve tried to find the right adjective to place before the word, ‘experience,’ but each time I write one down, it doesn’t fully encompass my feelings. Perhaps this is because there is no single adjective to describe what studying…

After a slightly stressful week of midterms, we were gifted with a week off of school for fall break. My roommate and I decided to take full advantage of our time off and traveled to Ireland, London, and Portugal. We had such an amazing time. We got to meet up with lots of friends on our different stops and experienced so many new cultures. Additionally, we may or may not have eaten our way through the trip. This video gives a little bit of a peek into our…

In Prague, I attend the Anglo American University, located about a 15 minute tram ride or 30 minute walk away from my apartment. The school itself is incredibly beautiful, and I tried to capture that in this video! The school itself is an old palace, and the Cafe Des Taxis, I’ve heard, is an old horse stable. The classrooms have beautiful ornate wall designs, chandeliers, and windows. I wish I could have shown y’all one, but the classrooms are often locked. I’m often in awe of the school,…

Over the past month, I have had the wonderful experience of getting to study Sociology in an entirely new culture. Back home, I chose to study Sociology because I wanted to better understand what social forces and norms inherently drive people to acting a certain way. I’ve studied Sociology in America for 2 years, so I love having the chance to study Czech social forces and norms that affect locals daily.  Social norms are different everywhere. Here I’m an outsider, trying to understand what’s socially appropriate or not…

Uprooting your life and studying abroad is already something to commend yourself for; however, many don’t realize that student life is equally as unique as adjusting to life in Prague itself. My classes at the Anglo American University so far have been unlike any I’ve taken before, and I mean that in a good way! So far, I’ve gone (legal) graffitiing in my Subcultures class and watched my Gender, Minority and Cultures teacher preform with her all female alternative punk rock group, Zuby Nehty. In this video, I take you through my…

To put it simply, interning in a foreign country is so rad. I arrived in Prague with the slightest knowledge about my internship. After many Skype fails and lots of back and forth emailing, I woke up one fine morning in July to a welcome email from the company where I now intern! Although the email contained a brief description of my internship duties, it was very vague and left me with more questions than answers. During my second week in Prague I finally got to start my…

The days leading up to Prague were filled with anxiety, excitement, and uncertainty. I really had no idea what to expect or how the first couple weeks would be. It was hard to imagine what it would be like to live in a foreign country and to be honest, the whole leaving the country thing did not sink in until finally landing in Prague. However, after being here for a little over a week, I can confidently say I have adjusted and learned a few VERY important things….