Summer to remember! June 13, 2018

By (University of Kentucky) - 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?
I learned how to be independent and travel on my own

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.

I really enjoyed the classes. They were nice because they didn't require a ridiculous amount of time out of the classroom, so some nights we could still enjoy Scotland instead of doing homework all night. It was a perfect balance.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Absolutely amazing staff!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The dorms were very different than described before arriving. A bit older and smaller than I was used to, but for 4 weeks it is definitely doable.

* 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:

I always felt safe here in Scotland!

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

I really enjoyed my time studying here in Scotland! I have met a lot of great people and have seen amazing things in Scotland and all over Europe. I also like being able to ride almost everyday. There is a great variety of horses and the barn has a wonderful atmosphere. The classes were great because I learned a lot while still having enough free time to see Scotland and adventure. I highly recommend trying to travel anywhere you can while you are here, and before/ after the program!

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)

I think this trip is very affordable! Going out to eat is not much money, taxis are reasonable, and the bus/train is very cheap. You could almost always eat in at the cafeteria, so going out to eat is not necessary (but I recommend trying places)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $100

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • 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?
  • Riding and the horses
  • Traveling
  • Living in Scotland
* What could be improved?
  • Communication from Adelante to students
  • The food at the college
  • The dorms
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How the dorms actually were, what type of riding we would be doing, and how the classes would be

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.