Scotland Equine June 13, 2018

By (University of Missouri - Columbia) - abroad from 05/20/2018 to 06/16/2018 with

Adelante: Edinburgh - Equine Summer Program in Scotland

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
equine anatomy and physiology

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.

This program was super fun and a blast would defiantly do it all over again. Had time to go explore and had a free weekend where I traveled to London with friends. Made a lot of friends in the program

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Great people!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Was not what I was expecting

* Food:

Different but for the most part was fine its not American but they are willing to cook things that you like! It is normal café food that you would get in a dorm setting.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Great!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

They had a plan incase we needed it!

* Safety:

safety was a priority while riding. Felt safe the whole program.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

Loved the trip totally worth it!

Finances

* 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 don't want to spend a lot you don't have to meals are provided and it was fun.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? around $100 a week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? it does cost for the taxes so always have change to be able to spilt the tax rides.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

good

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Intermediate
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? na
How many hours per day did you use the language? 0
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? na

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* 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?
  • professors
  • horses
  • people
* What could be improved?
  • housing
  • food
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? bring an extra phone incase yours has a problem

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.