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March 3, 2020

When packing for your semester abroad, you might not have thought to include your video game console. Video games not only serve as a great way to blow off steam, but also create an alley to relive childhood nostalgia. If leaving your games at home created a void you’r...

December 3, 2019

This past week, my family came to visit me in Prague. I really wanted this trip to be a unique experience for them and for them to not simply feel like tourists in this city I have come to call home. 

Here are some tips I have collected over the last week to hopefu...

November 14, 2019

Roma people, known by the derogatory term ‘gypsies’, have been historically persecuted and still face extreme racism in the Czech Republic and many other former communist countries. During the Holocaust, 90% of the Czech Roma people were killed in concentration camps....

November 14, 2019

When I first got to Prague, I thought it was so cool that we were going to school in the city center and we got to live in a residential neighborhood, because I got to immerse myself in two different parts of the city. But what I learned this weekend on a walk into the...

October 16, 2019

The weather accurately reflected the mood of this trip. Fog, rain, and biting cold combined to make this both a memorable location and an impactful immersive experience. The Political Prisoners Trip brought us to a small town called Jáchymov (which lies on the German B...

October 1, 2019

I’m going to be honest, I signed up for this trip last minute. Like 48 hours before it started, but I am so glad I decided to go! South Moravia is a south-eastern region of the Czech Republic and is famous for its agriculture and vineyards. It is a popular vacation des...

April 8, 2019

The last thing I saw before I dozed off was the morning-lit view of Prague from my train window. Around four hours later, I opened my eyes to see Ostrava, the third-largest city in the Czech Republic. To be honest, I don’t remember much of the city. And that’s because...

April 1, 2019

Photo Credit: Megan Mathieson 

Studying abroad has been an amazing and intensely rewarding experience so far, but I’ve definitely started to miss some parts of home: the charm of a low-key rural town, driving around on deserted backroads and, most of all, enjoying delic...

March 20, 2019

If you’re wondering what the day trip to Liberec was like, just watch this!

You’ll be able to see the beautiful tour of the city guided by Eva, a Resident Assistant at Machova and Liberec native. Then we headed to an art gallery, Lázně, which was built on top of what us...

March 6, 2019

I’d be lying if I said anything less: Masopust in Roztoky was perhaps one of the most outrageous, hilariously baffling and overall unforgettable days of my college career. From broom-wielding dancers to a monstrous, papier-mache man devouring sausages, Masopust was ful...

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