Socializing in a Foreign City Study abroad is an incredibly unique experience where you have the chance to forge friendships around the globe. However, amidst the awe and joy of going global, it is a common concern to wonder how you will be able to socialize and build bonds in foreign territory, especially accompanied by a hefty language barrier. Have no fear because I’ve been there! After a phenomenal semester abroad, I returned to Prague as an Onsite Ambassador to put into practice some things I wish I…

Traditional Czech dishes are known for being hearty comfort food. Bramboracky and Cesneka are great examples of this and two personal favorites that are easy to make at home. Both can be found in most Czech restaurants, and bramboracky are also sold as delicious street food here in Prague. Bramboracky Recipe Ingredients: 4 large potatoes 3 cloves garlic, crushed salt and black pepper to taste 1 pinch dried marjoram (optional) 2 teaspoons caraway seeds (optional) 2 eggs 1 tablespoon milk 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour oil for frying Add…

Terezin and Lidice The first CEA excursion of the semester was to Terezin, a former Czech Republic fortress used by the Nazis as a concentration camp. We were taken on a tour of the grounds and shown how difficult life really was for the prisoners. As a Jew who had never previously been to a concentration camp, this experience was powerful and overwhelming in an important way. Seeing this place in person put all of the facts and statistics into perspective, and you could feel the shock of…

It seems impossible to summarize such an incredible, life-changing experience in only a matter of words and a few photographs. You know that phrase, life-changing? Everyone who has ever studied abroad has used it to describe the experience. And before I went abroad, I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical of the term. How can going to a couple of different places totally change your life? Well, I found my answer. It does. Check out this Fresh Perspective. GROW UP Living in a foreign country is terrifying at…

Classes at Anglo-American University are an interesting mix of American and European teaching techniques. Most of my professors are American and attended American universities, and their lecture styles reflect this. The main difference is the syllabus, which is more European in style. There is less homework, so the midterm, final, projects and papers count for much more. The homework doesn’t always count for points, but if you don’t do it, you will fall behind. There is an emphasis on keeping up outside of class, with readings and homework….

It’s hard to believe as I write this, I’ve only got less than two weeks before my flight home. Four months sounded like forever when I got here, but they’ve flown by far too quickly. As I face down the rapidly approaching end of my college study abroad experience, its impossible not to reflect. I’ve learned a few things, like how to say “hello,” “do you speak English,” and “I’m sorry” in several languages. I like to think taking a Czech class has made me more passable here…

Moving across the world can be terrifying. Especially when it’s to a place that speaks a different language, customs and very different weather! Being a film major I consider myself a student of life. Every aspect of life can contribute to your next film or story. That’s why I can’t be happier that I chose Prague in the Czech Republic as my study abroad city. A Culture of History Prague has been at the crossroads of history for hundreds of years. Being the center of European rule, to…

Prague is a winding city with fairy tale-like cobblestone roads and beautiful, colorful buildings, easy to get lost in. Here’s how to navigate. Walking  On a map, Prague looks like an average sized city. However, looks really can be deceiving. As I learned in my first few days here, most of the city is easily walkable. Prague 1 especially, which is great since this is where a majority of the amazing historical sites can be found. While at times the cobblestones can be a bit precarious, since they…

Exploring Prague will forever be my favorite passtime. Petřín Hill It’s hard to miss the large green hill that towers over the red roofs of Prague, right across from Prague Castle. The hike to the top of Petřín Hill is both incredibly scenic and peaceful, since it’s one of the only places in Prague where you can be completely surrounded by nature. This is the perfect place for an outdoor study session, a picnic with friends, or even a run if you’re into that. At the summit, there’s…

Walking 5 minutes in any direction in Prague (or hopping on the super efficient public transportation trams or metro) means finding a new café, art installation or historical site to check out. Prague has the feel of a big city, but almost everything is within walking distance. In one day, you can hit highlights like Old Town Square, Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, one of the many markets, the NaFilm museum, one of the many amazing Trdelnik stands, and much more. Lindsay G. is the Spring 2018 MOJO Blogger…