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’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…

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…

You just landed in your study abroad destination, your home for the next small chunk of your life. You’re probably sleep deprived, nervous, excited and don’t quite know where to begin. Here’s a small list that might help you make the adjustment and the most out of your first week in a new city. Get situated When you land in your destination, there’s unfortunately a lot of logistical issues to tackle. Yes, you’re about to embark on an amazing adventure, but it’s not a total vacation. You still…

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…

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…