Aberdonians Past Review

By (Arcadia University) - abroad from 01/02/2017 to 05/20/2017 with

Arcadia: Aberdeen - University of Aberdeen

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned to expect the unexpected.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

There is a lot of weight on the exams at the end but not much during the semester other than a paper

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

They were very available through email, but not much in person.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

I had my own kitchen.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The university didn't have many opportunities to work with the local community.

* 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? 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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Make a budget and stick to it


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
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?
  • The classes
  • The people
* What could be improved?
  • More integration with the locals
  • More visits with Arcadia Staff
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That the university was a 20 minute walk, and the center was 45 min walk

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!