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University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Prague, Czech Republic
Parker Peterson, Alumni Ambassador
what's one story or important aspect you always share about your time abroad?
Don't take your time in your city for granted! It's so easy to want to travel around and see other places, but also enjoy your time in your home city! Make sure to go out and see all the important sights, try new restaurants and cafès, explore parks, and really see what the city has to offer. Especially when you have class all day, it might be hard to get out and explore, but it's so important to do!
how did you engage with the local community while abroad?
Czech is very different from English, but I learned basic words like "hello" and "thank you" and used them whenever I could! My friends and I often went to our local park and beer garden and watched the sunset, which is what many of the locals do, and we really felt immersed in the community! I also tried traditional Czech cuisine, went to different history museums, and more, and this all helped me feel more engaged in the local community.