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Jennifer Fluri

Associate Professor of Geography, Department of Geography
Prague Past & Present (Prague, Czech Republic)
 

Did you study abroad as a student? What was your international experience like?

No.

Jennifer FluriWhy should Geography majors study abroad?

In addition to classroom study, understanding geography through field study is one of the most exciting and valuable ways to learn about and experience new places, people, and environments. Most research geographers conduct field research in one or more locations throughout the globe.

Why is Prague such an excellent location for your Global Seminar?

Prague is a beautiful city that is filled with history within its urban landscape. Prague’s streets, buildings, and people reveal many stories associated with politics (religion, monarchies, war and its aftermath, communism and democracy), economics (feudalism, socialism, industrialization, and capitalism), culture (celebrations, food, fun, communication, gender, and sexuality). The city offers many opportunities to learn about Czech Geography while traversing the city on foot and by way of trams and the metro. Additionally, we will take several trips outside of Prague to better understand the city in relationship to sub-urban and rural areas.

What is your favorite Czech food?

Bramboráky (Potato Pancakes)

What aspect of this program do you look forward to the most?

Working with the students and teaching them about this amazing place!

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I truly enjoy directing this program. Each year provides me with new ideas and inspiration. I love sharing my knowledge, experience, and understanding of the Czech Republic with students.