Adelante Equine Study Abroad at Oatridge College, Scotland June 13, 2018

By (University of Kentucky) - abroad from 05/20/2018 to 06/15/2018 with

Adelante: Edinburgh - Equine Summer Program in Scotland

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned about equine fitness and anatomy, and about the history and culture of Scotland. It was definitely worthwhile.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Not the most rigorous but the teachers were extremely nice and helpful

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

All staff was super nice and helpful

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The beds were not the most comfortable, but the rooms and bathrooms were cleaned every day and the bedsheets and towels were cleaned weekly

* Food:

It takes some getting used to, lots of potatoes. There was a good variety of food, there were multiple options and different foods every day.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Never had any health problems

* Safety:

Always felt safe

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

It was extremely well organized and all the staff at Oatridge College are so nice. I not only got credit for two courses but got to ride horses multiple days per week and had the opportunity to explore Edinburgh and see many sites in Scotland.

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)

Only really spent money on souvenirs and food while out

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 60
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Ride the trains when possible to save money not taking taxis everywhere

Language

* 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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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The riding
  • The staff
  • The feildtrips
* What could be improved?
  • The beds
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I would have known we had the opportunity to go to the store weekly to get anything we needed, I definitely would not have packed as much because I could have bought it here. I also wish I had known the weather can get really cold, I did not bring enough warm clothes.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!