All the Scottish Horses Past Review

By (Equine Science 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 myself as a student and a rider while I've been here.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

There were a few individulas who were overly helpful and great but most were either not helpful or unwilling to find someone to help us. For most of the program we felt as if there was no one here for us to touch base with if something bad happened.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I loved the single rooms and individual bathrooms

* Food:

The food wasn't bad but I really missed fruits and vegetables

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The people were for the most part very helpful and inviting. Many were more than willing to strike up conversation with us.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

No on campus health care

* Safety:

I felt very safe the whole trip. I was never afraid to be on campus at night or out in the city.

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $150


* 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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  • N/A
* 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Ceilidgh
  • horses
* What could be improved?
  • administration
  • organization
  • communication
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? that we are not close to Edinburgh here at Oatridge campus and that we do not have nearly as much scheduled free time as was expected. Also exchange rates suck.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.