This is my final blog, my program officially ended yesterday, I said goodbye to some of my new friends. I didn’t know them before I came, I have only known them in Europe and the next time I see them will be in America. I must say goodbye to my Czech friends who I may […]Read more "Na Shledanou"
This blog is about a topic of my own choice. To explain the title, Dobry Den is a greeting in Czech, and I just took my last test in my Czech language class, and our whole group is so excited to be done with it. Anyways, I’m going to talk about how my time in […]Read more "Dobry Den, More Like Dobry Done."
Last Friday our UNK group went on a field trip to Krakow, as a part of our class that is studying the Holocaust this semester. This field trip was the most in depth we had so far because of the history of the city ghetto and Schindler’s Factory. The first day we visited the Wieliczka […]Read more "Field Trip to Krakow"
This week I’m going to write about the academic life, it may have been better to write this earlier in the year so everyone knows what is all required of me during my stay. However, I didn’t and I can’t change the past. I’m technically enrolled in four classes through UNK: a Czech Language class, […]Read more "The Academic Life"
This past fortnight my class went on a field trip to Vienna and Venice. From Venice, all 24 of us were set free on spring break for a week for our much-needed break to escape from the rigorous and tiring academic schedule we face every day. I went to Rome and Ireland after Venice, so […]Read more "Spring Break- Vienna, Venice, Rome, and Ireland"
The Czech language is not fun, in my own estimates there is a 3:1 ratio of consonants to vowels. Simple words like ice cream are translated to zrmzlina. That is 5 consonants in a row, which I don’t think exists anywhere within the English language. So, looking at words is very intimidating at first because […]Read more "The Czech Language"
I’ve been in the Czech Republic for 3 weeks now and I have developed some sort of a daily schedule. We have about 3 hours of class each day in the afternoon on Monday – Thursday from 3-6 PM and on Fridays from 10-1. Therefore, our schedule allows for us to get away for the […]Read more "Daily Life in Olomouc"