Equime summer program Past Review

By (Lourdes College) - abroad from 05/24/2015 to 06/20/2015 with

Adelante: Edinburgh - Equine Summer Program in Scotland

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained Equine knowledge and learned about Scottish culture. It was worthwhile.

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.

Courses were weren't too challenging

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Communication was lacking and there was quite a lot of confusion, however Jackie, our head advisor was very helpful.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

We had to move twice however it was nice to have our own room and bathroom.

* Food:

Food was good but dinner was served way too early.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

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)


* 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

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The horses
  • The Perth races
  • Exploring Edinburgh and Glasgow
* What could be improved?
  • Communication
  • Travel logistics (hard to get taxis)
  • Equine fitness course
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew that it is very independent. We are all pretty much on our own which has it perks and downfalls.