I have officially arrived in Prague and made it through two days of classes!
I would have written this blog post earlier, but the past 6 days have been a total whirlwind. I can’t believe I’ve already been here about a week but at the same time it feels like I’ve done so much I must have been here a month.
A rundown of what I’ve been up to:
After some travel stress with a cancelled connecting flight I finally made it to Prague around 9:45 on Wednesday night! I’ll be sure to put pictures of our apartment up soon—I love it! It’s definitely on the smaller side, but my three roommates and me definitely lucked out because we all have our own bedrooms and they’re much bigger than I expected.
I’m already laughing thinking about the first night we arrived because I was so extremely jetlagged but we got a brief tour of our neighborhood including the two-floor supermarket/basic shopping store, Tesco. We went in to shop for some essentials and I was just standing under all the fluorescent lights, completely overwhelmed by all the products and decisions and the fact that I was in freaking Prague running on about 3 hours of sleep and I was just like “yeah…I’ll do this another day…” So I promptly went home and passed out
Still pretty jetlagged, we luckily had Thursday to ourselves and basically just wandered the city with our jaws dropped exclaiming “wooow” every five minutes.
Friday was orientation where we got a brief tour of Anglo-American University. The University only has about 900 students (huge step down from UMass’ numbers!), about a third of which are CEA students. I’ve met some great people so far and I’m hoping I’ll start to recognize faces in a few weeks with it being so small .
More exploring Friday afternoon:
This weekend consisted of checking out bars, meeting new people, clubbing until 4am, and TONS of walking (shoutout to my Jawbone Up bracelet and our 25,000 steps a day). I’ll write more about that in a separate post so I’m not babbling forever, but needless to say by Sunday I was exhausted, so I laid low for the afternoon and prepared for the fact that whole reason I came here was because I’m getting an education and I should probably look up where my classes are…
So I did and I’ve successfully had three out of four so far! Despite 3 hour classes definitely not being something I’m used to I think I like them and am hoping they won’t be too tough. On Wednesdays CEA offers free rock climbing lessons which is something I’ve never really done before so I’m going to take advantage of that starting tomorrow!
My head is full of 10000 things I could blab on forever about in this amazing amazing city but I’ll start with this update and write again soon!!