My name is Henry Morgan and I am a senior at St. Lawrence from Amherst, NH. Since coming to SLU my freshmen year I always knew that I wanted to study abroad, but I didn’t know where. I eventually settled on Prague, Czech Republic because I wanted to take myself out of my comfort zone and experience a completely different culture than what I was used to. Studying in Prague allowed me to expand on my Government major by offering courses and field trips that would not be available to me anywhere else.
I was able to see first hand how the communist regime functioned, and personally meet people who had to live during this strenuous time. We took class outings across the Czech Republic that included visiting a prison camp for political dissidents to the communist regime, and we were even able to meet someone who was imprisoned there during the 1960s and hear his story. I had learned a lot about communism by taking classes at SLU, but I was able to actually experience it and see its effects first hand in Prague.
Prague was also conveniently located in the heart of Europe, allowing me to travel to many of the Czech Republic’s neighboring countries. Some of the places I went to were France, Germany, Croatia, Turkey, Switzerland, Holland, and Italy.
I had a lot of exciting experiences in Prague and made memories that will last a lifetime. I also met a lot of new people from around the world, which helped to further expand my cultural understanding of different countries. I am excited to be able to share my experiences abroad with other St. Lawrence students, and hopefully help them make the decision to study abroad so that they can make their own memories as well.