Goodbye Prague, you will be missed dearly.
The time has come as I count down the final 5 days I have left in Prague. My study abroad experience has been unreal and truly rewarding and eye opening. I can still remember how uncertain I felt the first day arriving here but now I can truly say, I love it! Wouldn't give up this experience up for anything! Prague has been great to me and the people I met will not be forgotten.
During my four months here, I've had many bittersweet moments abroad along with some conflicts and problems. I wished that I was better at time management between my travels, classes and socialization. For classes, it's not as easy as everyone said it is because of the amount of time you must put in for group work and the fact that everyone is traveling during weekends make it hard to schedule meetings Besides this, communication is also hard for me. Even though many Czechs do speak English. I just personally wish I had known more Czech to communicate better with the locals. Finally, procrastination has been a big problem for me from schoolwork, travel plans, and everything. I didn't even use the journal book given to me to record my travels!
This is why in retrospect, I am so glad I took this class tto help me record my experiences abroad. The blog assignments remind me to think over the things I've done every week and ask myself "what did I do this past week and what was most memorable?" If it weren't for this class, I probably would have a harder time recalling these memories now.
This has been a great class and as I read through everyone's blogs, I felt as if I was there seeing that place through their eyes.
Going back will be hard but I will bring the things I learned here with me. Maybe I will recognize some brands that I've encounter here but never noticed before at home. I will definitely appreciate more of the diversity in NYC especially since Prague is very homogenous.
Thinking back, I wouldn't have gone this far if I haven't decided to attend NYU among my other choices. Thank goodness for NYU's global programs and wide networks and their constant encouragements to study abroad. Once in Milan after just another person asked us where we are from, I joking told my friend that by sending us abroad every year and have the school's name be heard every time a conversation strikes up, NYU will be known world wide in no time not that it's not already well known.
Last, I just want to say that I am so grateful for all the people in my life who made this experience possible and for me to be here and making the most out of the it. Lastly, thank you all for sharing your stories.I wish you all a safe and fun summer! I will definitely miss Prague in everyway, except food. Ahoj!