The Great Unknown Past Review

By (Animal Science, University of Arkansas - Fayetteville) - 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 feel like this experience was worthwhile. It was a great experience to have and I loved almost every minute of it.

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

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Always travel in groups. Even on campus.

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)

if you look for deals, it's much easier. It's pretty expensive over here.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? almost $1000 total. about $300/week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? take taxis in groups. It will be much cheaper.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
  • Apartment
* 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Horses!
  • A&P class
  • Seeing all the different places
* What could be improved?
  • a few attitudes
  • housing (water temperature)
  • communication!!
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish i knew that the exchange rate of the currency was so high. I would've brought more money if i did know.

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.