Deep exposure to Scottish/UK politics through an internship. February 04, 2020

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 09/07/2019 to 12/18/2019 with

Arcadia: Edinburgh - Scottish Parliamentary Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Learned a ton about Scottish Politics through interning in the Parliament

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.

* 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:

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)


* 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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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • 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 internship
* What could be improved?
  • Grading (Assumed P/F for abroad students)
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? nothing.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Scottish Politics

Course Department:
Instructor: Alan Convery
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Course Name/Rating:

Public Policy in Scotland

Course Department:
Instructor: James Mitchell
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UK Politics

Course Department:
Instructor: Marc Geddes
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Comments: Grading was assumed to be P/F for abroad students.
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