Scotland Equine 2014 Past Review

By (Equine 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?
Definitely worthwhile

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.

Has a lot of potential, but not quite there yet.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Most frustrating part of the experience. Communication was seriously lacking and minimal which cause a lot of problems for us.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Large rooms for dorm style, but kitchen appliances were broken most of the trip.

* Food:

Good for cafeteria food

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Not close to ANY towns without getting a taxi. Most culture experience was in the first week from students that attend the college regularly before they left for summer. if you wanted culture experience you had to go out of your way to go find it.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Felt very safe my entire trip

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No


* 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)

Completely depends on the person, but since you don't have to pay for meals during the week that saves you a lot. Most of my money was spend on weekends in the trips on food, fares to get into attractions, and souvenirs.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Varied depending on weekend activity, usuall around 100 pounds per week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Bring what you need so you don't have to buy it here


* 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

  • Local Students
  • 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Horse Contact Frequently
  • Gorgeous Country
  • The History
* What could be improved?
  • Correct Marketing
  • Communication
  • Staff Education
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Clothing amount/type

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.