Voyage to the Highlands and Beyond Past Review

By (Chemistry., Middlebury College) - abroad from 09/15/2011 to 01/12/2012 with

Arcadia: St. Andrews - University of St Andrews

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot about myself and how I handle situations. I had a lot more independence over there and I think I learned a lot from it.

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? No


* 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? $30
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Don't go out too much, groceries are cheap by restaurants and bars in the town charge you an arm and a leg for anything.


* 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
  • 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?
  • Flexibility
  • Location
* What could be improved?
  • Academic Rigor
  • Involvement with local community
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How short a semester is! It seemed like it flew by and I wish I had traveled more which I would have done if I had known how quickly it would go by.

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.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

General Chemistry 1

Course Department: Chemistry
Instructor: Professor Worm
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Pretty interesting class, good professor
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Anthropological Studies

Course Department: Anthropology
Instructor: Various Visiting Profs
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Material was pretty dry and professors were not very interested in the material
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Introduction to Philosophy

Course Department: Philosophy
Instructor: Professor Bates
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Concepts were explained clearly and I found the class to be very engaging.
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