Studying abroad was an adventure I knew I wanted to experience before I applied to colleges. I applied to schools with study abroad programs that interested me from the beginning, with the mindset that, my junior year, I’d study internationally. Choosing Prague was not a difficult decision for me; it’s beautiful, fairly inexpensive, and central in Europe. I hadn’t heard much about the Czech Republic, or their language, so I knew immersing myself in their culture would take time and patience. Now that my 3 month stay in Prague…

Learning my way around Prague has been a lot easier than I expected. I like to think of myself as directionally privileged, but the initial thought of taking on a foreign city was scary. After taking a few weeks to figure out the city, I can confidently say I know my way around Prague. Here are my most used modes of transportation: Walking Prague is one of the most walkable cities. Even though the uneven cobblestone streets can get to your calves and feet, everything is relatively close….

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…

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One of the best parts of studying abroad in Europe was being able to travel to a different country every weekend because they are all only a few hour plane ride away! Plus being in such a central location with an amazing international airport like Barcelona, you are given unprecedented access to almost anywhere you could want to go. What I didn’t realize was how hard it was going to be to narrow down where to go each weekend! So I decided to make future study abroad students…

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,…

Okay, I don’t know about you, but I LOVE coffee. Like 4+ cups of coffee a day. I know it’s a bit obsessive but once you come to Prague you’ll understand why. Back in the States, I would have my morning coffee when I woke up. My roommates and I would take turns waking up first and making a pot and then go about our days, I might have stopped at Starbucks or The Market on Larimer Square. back in Denver, CO where I attended university but that…

Going to school in Prague and attending Anglo-American University is completely different than my home university. Although it was unfamiliar at first, I have come to love it. The school itself is a short twenty minute walk along the river for me. Even though I can take the tram, I prefer to walk because the city is gorgeous. The first time I walked into AAU I was taken aback. During orientation they told us the building was an old palace and you can definitely tell. The staircase leading…

Prague is filled with so many hidden gems. From trendy cafes, beautiful parks, historic landmarks and everything in between, there is so much to do and see here. Picking my top places was extremely hard, but here are a few of my go to if you ever find yourself in the area! Letná Park Located in Prague 5, this park leads to AMAZING views of the city. A quick walk or tram ride up will take you up to Petrin hill where you can have a relaxing picnic…

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…