Written by Max Jackson, CET Prague Photo Program Spring 2011, (Syracuse University)
Today I went to the Prague Zoo with Rozalie one of the “Czech Buddies” for a CET sponsored jaunt. It was Rozalie and I and later we were met by Brittany Dixon and Michael Freise. I was quite impressed with the sheer size of the Zoo itself as well as its variety of flora and fauna from all over the world. The Zoo is split into two sections one of which is situated on a fairly large hill. The lower and bottom parts are connected to each other by a lift which is run by the Prague Integrated Transit authority strangely enough. I can’t tell if tha’ts a glory posting or a punishment but it is interesting. Besides the variety of animals there is a variety of restaurants and scattered about and of course you can buy beer or hot mulled wine at every single one of them. I learned a handful of Czech words for animals which include: Lachtan (Seal), Tucnaci (Penguin), Plamenak (
Congratulations to the following Top 3 Winners of the Academics Category for the CET 30th Anniversary Alumni Photo Contest. Photos eligible to win the the Engagement category could show CET students interacting with the local community in everyday life. Photos may include CET roommates or faculty, or member of the local community.
1st Place: Lizzie Chen (University of Texas – Austin, 2011 CET/UT-Austin Maymester in China)
2nd Place: Ilana Sidorsky (Brandeis University, Spring 2011 CET Jewish Studies in Prague)
3rd Place: Katherine Hayes (American University, Fall 2011 CET Intensive Arabic Language & Culture Studies in Jordan)
Congratulations to the following Top 3 Winners of the Academics Category for the CET 30th Anniversary Alumni Photo Contest. Photos eligible to win the the Places category could show architecture, scenic views, places of interest: photos should show host city sites of interest, or destinations visited during a CET program excursion. Photos may or may not include people.
1st Place: Daniel Riff (Washington University – St. Louis, Spring 2009 CET Jewish Studies in Prague)
2nd Place: Colleen O’Connor (University of Pittsburgh, Fall 2010 CET/C.V. Starr Middlebury program in Kunming)
3rd Place: Eric Foster-Moore (Colby College, JanTerm & Spring 2008 CET Intensive Chinese Language in Beijing)
Congratulations to the following Top 3 Winners of the Academics Category for the CET 30th Anniversary Alumni Photo Contest. Photos eligible to win the the Culture & Customs category could show local celebrations, festivals, rituals or events.
1st Place: Gang Chen (Yale University, Summer 2010 CET Intensive Chinese Language in Beijing )
2nd Place: Suchada Sutasirisap (University of Texas – Austin, Fall 2010 CET Chinese Studies & Internship in Shanghai)
3rd Place: Lizzie Chen (University of Texas – Austin, 2011 CET/UT-Austin Maymester in China)
To view all Photo Contest entries click here