Overseas for the First Time Experience Past Review

By (Iowa State University) - 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?
It was worthwhile

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The teachers were so helpful and they helped us enjoy nights here that we did not have anything planned.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

However some were very helpful, but some people were not.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

We got had a bed and a bathroom included in the room.

* Food:

The food was different , but I wish they would of had different food every week and not the same food every week.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

If we would of had another culture night, it would of been more engaging but having that Celiah night was fun!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I did not experience any of the health services while I was here.

* Safety:

I felt safe while I was here.

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? 10-15


* 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?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Riding horses
  • Visiting popular places.
  • Getting to know other people
* What could be improved?
  • Staff help
  • Cultural
  • Events at night
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That the campus is not as close to Edinburgh as we thought

Reasons For Studying Abroad

To help future students find programs attended by like-minded individuals, please choose the profile that most closely represents you.
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!