CEA CAPA Directory
University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Prague, Czech Republic
Priya Gulati, Alumni Ambassador
what's one story or important aspect you always share about your time abroad?
I always tell people about how great it was to travel to other places while I studied abroad in Prague. It was so eye-opening getting immersed in one culture and then experiencing other ones for small bits of time on weekend trips. I learned so much about different countries' customs and traditions even in the short amounts of time I visited them for. It's truly an unimaginable opportunity to be so close to so much history and culture, and I was so grateful to tap into that by taking weekend trips and a longer spring break trip.
how did you engage with the local community while abroad?
I studied at a school and met lots of people who were full-time students in the Czech Republic. I learned alongside people of many different walks of life, lots of whom were Czech, and many who were not as well. Additionally, during my time abroad I lived in an apartment about 15 minutes away from my school and the CEA CAPA Prague Study Center. By living in an apartment I really immersed myself in the culture and learned a few basic phrases so that I could go to the grocery store, grab coffee around the corner, go to the laundromat, and do other things of the sort.