The best time of my life. Past Review

By (VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS., Trinity University) - abroad from 01/09/2012 to 05/25/2012 with

Arcadia: Glasgow - University of Glasgow

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained friends and experiences that will always be a part of me. Every bit was worthwhile

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: Glasgow School of Art, National Piping Centre
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

MyCampus registration system never worked efficiently

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

I provided my own food

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I registered with a doctor's office right when I got there but never needed to go.

* 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)

I spent about $160 per week

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Cook your own food during the week.


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

Select all that apply

  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • the orientation
  • unique classes
* What could be improved?
  • more immediate contact with Arcadia advisors
  • better study abroad department at the unviersity
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Pack light, don't hesitate to buy something you love

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.'