It isn't all just kilts and tartan around here! Past Review

By (Roger Williams University / RWU) - abroad from 07/09/2017 to 12/22/2017 with

Arcadia: Edinburgh - University of Edinburgh

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was incredibly worthwhile and I think everyone should have the opportunity to branch out be going abroad on more than just a vacation. I learned a lot about being independent and living on my own. I also got over some of my anxieties about meeting new people and dealing with new cultures and situations.

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.

* 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

I had the most amazing experiences of my life while on this program and the administration surrounding me was wonderful and supportive in my adventures.


* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $200.00
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Spend wisely when first arriving until getting used to the economic system and price ranges. Find the cheap areas and keep in mind what part of town you are in. The tourist areas are going to be more expensive.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • education
  • environment
  • people
* What could be improved?
  • meeting local students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I think I should have paid more attention to the education system before I left. I felt prepared before, but I was a bit overwhelmed as my time went on.

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.