Lack of communication, but great experience Past Review

By (Equine Science and Management, University of Kentucky) - abroad from 05/25/2014 to 06/21/2014 with

Adelante: Edinburgh - Equine Summer Program in Scotland

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot about how to make friends all over again. I also got to learn a lot of history of Scotland.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Lack of communication because head advisor was on Holiday

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Typical College setting, College food and beds

* Food:

Typical college food

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Students left after our first week so it was really just us on campus.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

One girl had to arrange her own doctors appointments, which didn't seem that hard

* Safety:

I felt completely safe the entire time!

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Luckily I had parental help, but I spent a lot on souvenirs. In terms of groceries and essentials I didn't spend much.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? zero on food, all provided to us. If I wanted to eat out instead of eat the packed lunches they sent with us, It was about £15/meal
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Don't convert money at airports and try to stay away from ATMs as much as possible so take out larger amounts so they don't charge you.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The horse I rode
  • The friends I made
  • The teachers we had
* What could be improved?
  • More communication
  • more jumping
  • better food
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had brought a laptop and had an international phone

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!