Between dancing, traveling and making friends for life, Scotland was incredible! Past Review

By (University of Cincinnati) - abroad from 09/16/2015 to 06/12/2016 with

Arcadia: Glasgow - Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
My experience abroad was completely worthwhile. I improved my dancing technique which was my primary focus while I was there, I learned about Scotland, the UK and Europe by traveling and meeting people, and I gained independence and confidence while I was there.

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.

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? roughly 80$ average
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Save up as much as you can before hand. Try to budget out your time and be frugal on things that you can be, but only so that you can spend and enjoy your time when opportunities come up.


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

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  • Local Students
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • the teachers and the schedule of the program
  • the close connection with Scottish ballet
  • the opportunities we had
* What could be improved?
  • I wish I knew more about what to wear
  • I wish I had budgeted better or known how to exchange money more efficiently
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had known that the weather is always cold and wet (always), how to budget my money better, and I wish I had done more research on the UK before traveling there.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'