Seton Hall University
Prague, Czech Republic
1. If you learned another language while you were abroad, what tips and tricks can you offer future study abroad students?
I learned Czech while in Prague, and every week we learned songs in Czech. This really helped me work on pronunciation and little bits of grammar. Plus during the holidays we would hear the Christmas songs we learned playing in the mall or the grocery song, and we could sing along! As with any language though, practice it! When you’re out at a restaurant, instead of relying on your English, try and ask your waiter for your meal in the language you’re learning! You may butcher it, but often they appreciate the effort.
2. These places/restaurants/sites were a-may-zing! You should not miss them:
There are so many great restaurants and pubs in Prague! The goulash at Sklep in Prague 3 was to die for! For any football fans, Barfud in Prague 3 was our go to place to watch football games on Sundays. The food is great, it’s a nice cozy atmosphere, and the owners are very nice American expats. If you’re craving Chipotle, Prague has its own version called Burrito Loco. The best part: it’s open 24 hours! Las Adelitas is another great Mexican food option. They have locations in Prague 1, 2 and 3. No matter which semester you spend in Prague, you’ll be able to experience some holiday market. In the fall, we went to the St. Wenceslas and Christmas markets. They have great traditional food stands that sell freshly cut/fried potato chips, Trdelníks (kinds of spit cakes made from wrapping dough around sticks), doughnuts, sausages, gingerbread, and mulled wine!