Making Foster friendships abroad

Written by Tara Stamaris, Foster undergraduate

After travelling for a couple of weeks, I have now been in Prague for two weeks and it has been so fun getting to know the city. It is beautiful here and there is so much to see! Along with the main city center called Wenceslas Square, there is Old Town with the most amazing buildings. I am so happy I chose to study here because not only is it beautiful but it is a fun place to live too. It never gets boring, there is always something new to see or do.

A great part of my trip is having someone else from UW here. It can be a little lonely at times when you realize you haven’t known these people for very long. Charlie, the other UW student, and I have been hanging out with the same group of people. It’s so nice knowing we are here to help each other if either of us need anything. For example, I needed to go to the doctors last week and I was scared to go because it wasn’t English speaking and I had never been in a foreign hospital before. Charlie came with me and was there the whole time until I was done. After that experience, I was so grateful to have him here. It is nice having someone to share a common bond with.

Last week we went to a town outside of Prague named Kutna Hora. There is a church there that is decorated with over 40,000 human skeletons and both Charlie and I were really excited to see it. We took a train there and the church was amazing. Afterwards we found a great restaurant and had one of the best meals of my life. Getting to know the Czech Republic outside of Prague is really fun, especially with a fellow UW student!