So far, I have traveled to 11 countries and 23 cities have had an amazing time doing it. I have classes Monday through Wednesday, so it is pretty easy for me to pack my bags and jet off for a weekend. However, I can’t do this all the time. With midterms just passing and finals coming up, school has been so busy lately. I decided to take this weekend off from traveling to catch up on some work and spend some time in Prague!
In terms of classes I am taking Introduction to Marketing, Organizational Communications, Advertising and Society, and Russia and East Central Europe. Marketing and Orgcomm are both Stern classes, while Advertising and Society fulfills credits for my minor and Russia and East Central Europe counts as a Cultures and Context course! Something I really like about the Prague site is that the professors are so established. My marketing professor was the CEO of Vodafone in the Czech Republic and my OrgComm professor worked closely with the President of the Czech Republic. Overall, the classes are not too bad, but you must attend them. It is really important to keep up with assignments and plan trips around them. Otherwise, assignments end up being rushed and no one wants to have to do homework while traveling.
Speaking of traveling, I have gone on some really great trips in these last 3 months. My most recent trip was to Dublin, Ireland and London, United Kingdom this past weekend. My friends and I spent two days in each city and had such an amazing time. Surprisingly, Dublin was one of my favorite cities that I have visited all semester. We visited the Cliffs of Moher the first day and the views were breathtaking. Everywhere we drove the grass was so green and the water was clear blue. Our tour only allowed us at the cliffs for 90 minutes, but honestly, I could have spent the whole day there. The next day we toured the city itself and ate some delicious Irish food. We also got a chance to experience the pub culture which just made me love Ireland even more. Every pub had live music, and believe it or not played Ed Sheeran all through the night. Everyone in the pubs danced and sang along to the music as if we knew each other for years before.
Our next stop was London and we visited Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Big Ben (sadly under construction), and much more! London was the city that felt the closest to NYC, which was a change from the places I traveled before. I was even able to meet up with a bunch of my friends at NYU London and that was great! And what is a trip to London without some great food. I recommend Tonkotsu for ramen and Dishooom for Indian food. Overall, that was a great trip and I am definitely coming back!
But enough about traveling, for the next few weeks I’ll be here in Prague. I’m so glad I chose Prague as my study abroad location. I have met so many amazing people, eaten some great (and cheap) food, and explored all the different corners the city has to offer. Even though I have been here for 3 months I feel like there is still so much to see (and food to try!).
That is all for now! If you have any questions about classes, traveling, or Prague feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or friend me on Facebook!