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Masterworks of Music in Vienna and Prague : Reviews (Prague)

The following program review responses have been selected for publication by Study Abroad & Global Engagement
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Sasha L Arteaga, Winter Break 2018 Participant
I really enjoyed how interdisciplinary the program was-we not only saw some fantastic operatic and symphonic repertoire, but we also talked about art, architecture, and political history. It was also cool to see how events that took place even 600 years ago still have an effect on the everyday lives of the people who live in Vienna and Prague.

 

Winter Break 2018 Participant
Being able to learn about things and places that we were actually seeing and touring was highly unique, and really enhanced how much I understood the material. Just reading from a textbook and attending a lecture gives you a very narrow understanding in comparison, and I know that not only the memories of what we experienced, but also the culture and history behind it will stay with me for a very long time.

 

Jane Carrol Trembley, Winter Break 2018 Participant
My favorite part of this program was discussing an element of common themes in class, and then watching an opera and seeing how that particular production handled the topic we focused on. I loved being in a country where opera is so appreciated and important to their culture.

 

Winter Break 2018 Participant
The sense of independence in navigating a foreign country definitely stayed with me when I returned home, and being able to relate the material from this class to my other music history courses has been very useful and helpful. Even learning about one area or specific time period can give you a larger perspective on everything else you learn about.