Dogs Everywhere

In Czech Republic by Eller Student

Louis Dranbauer Expected Graduation: May 2017 Major: Business MGMT      The overall experience of my study abroad experience was nothing short of amazing. I made many friends from other schools who I will keep in contact with for the rest of my life. One of the things I will most the most is how cheap everything is. Anything from food to …

Leaving My Friends

In Czech Republic by Eller Student

Natalia Lenkiewicz Major: Pre-Business (intended on MIS) Expected Graduation: May of 2018.      Leaving Prague was definitely hard, after spending the past 2 months there getting to know the city and accustoming to the Czech culture. Coming back to the US was a culture shock, especially with how much fast food I was seeing compared to the amount of fast …

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Stay With Me Forever

In Czech Republic by Eller Student

Jessica Bisset Major: Accounting Expected Graduation: May 2018      I can’t explain how weird it feels being back in the United States and back at the University of Arizona. In certain ways, it feels like my summer wasn’t even real. It’s very interesting going through so many life-changing experiences and returning to people and a place that seem so unchanged. …

Like a Dream

In Czech Republic by Eller Student

Michelle Menges Finance Major Expected Graduation: May 2018.      I absolutely loved studying abroad. I can’t believe how fast the time passed while I was abroad; it felt like a dream. I am very sad to no longer be in Europe and have an entirely new world at my fingertips, but I am also happy to be back in …

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Understanding the Czech Perspective

In Czech Republic by Eller Student

Raya Dodin Major: Accounting Graduation Date: May 2018      As the program is almost coming to end, I find myself feeling like I blend into the Czech people. The only thing that would make me stand out of course, is when I’m speaking to my friends in English. That does not make me feel like a local especially since …

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No Longer Tourists

In Czech Republic by Eller Student

Taylor Garrett Major: MIS Intended Expected Graduation: May 2018      I’ve almost been in Europe for 2 months!  Time has really flown by as I’ve adapted to the culture and lifestyle.  Thinking back to when I just got here, I was in complete culture shock and did not know where anything was or how things worked.  As the time …

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Not “Weird”, Just Different

In Czech Republic by Eller Student

Natalia Lenkiewicz Pre-Business Major (intended on MIS) Expected Graduation: May of 2018.      Now that I have been here for nearly two months, I have definitely been immersed into the culture fully. The most that has changed is my perspective on how Czech people act towards things differently. I used to see Czech people as a bit rude and quiet, …

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Used to Czech Norms

In Czech Republic by Eller Student

Jessica Bisset Major: Accounting Expected Graduation: May 2018      After being in Prague for eight weeks, we all have definitely began to feel like we’re locals. We had friends visit who just graduated from the University of Arizona, and they were shocked by how well acclimated all of us here are and by how well we know the area. As we …

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Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone

In Czech Republic by Eller Student

Megan Murphy Major: Accounting and Finance Graduation: May 2018      I have been living in the Czech Republic for just over 7 weeks and I really feel like am at home here. Living in an apartment, commuting to work, and walking around confidently because I know where everything is, really makes me feel like I am a local. The only difference …

Loving Every Aspect

In Czech Republic by Eller Student

Keren Bojorquez Major: Finance Expected Graduation: May 2018      Submerging myself into the Czech culture has not been a difficult task, but a rather pleasant transition. I have enjoyed noticing the slight and major differences between the culture I have grown up in, and this new one. From food, to working customs, and everyday living, the Czechs and their culture have offered …

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Different But Not Wrong

In Czech Republic by Eller Student

Michelle Menges Major: Finance Expected Graduation: 2018.      At first, adapting to this country was difficult for me. Everything in Prague and the Czech Republic seemed so different from America, and I found it difficult to reconcile these differences at first. I did not really notice the cultural differences until I had been here almost a week, once the ‘honeymoon stage’ …

A More Casual Work Enviroment

In Czech Republic by Eller Student

Louis Dranbauer Major: Business Management Graduation Date: May 2017      My work environment for the most part is very relaxed. My company throws a conference in the middle of June so when I first started working there, things were a little hectic. The work day starts around 9, compared to America where everyone has to be in at 8:55 or they …