Summer school in Stirling, Scotland Past Review

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Arcadia: Stirling - University of Stirling

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes it was a great way to spend the summer earning credits for school and also getting to experience another country with many peers from across America. Its great to just learn a different culture and meet new types of people.

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: Stirling Univsersity
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.

Grading system was not american and was going to be converted so I cannot speak about that, but the overall course work was relatively easy

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

basic website, but had everything you needed. Turning things in electronically was inconvenient but not difficult

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

5 bed room flats on campus <br /><br /> Loved the idea of living with 5 other students. No language aid of course, but it was a good arrangement.

* Food:

Having our own kitchen allowed us to cook a lot of 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? $60? Difficult to estimate for the exchange rate.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Just budget well and cook meals


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Apply to the school directly. Arcadia offers a few amenities, but is largely unnecessary to study at the school. The program at the school is great!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Issues in Moral Philosophy

Course Department: ISSMP
Instructor: Tom Cunningham
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Great overview of moral philosophy which was applied to more realistic world issues and sparked good debate and discussion
Credit Transfer Issues: Yes and yes
Course Name/Rating:

Marketing and Branding in Scotland

Course Department: ISSBS
Instructor: Nick Telford
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Pretty basic marketing information. Interesting applications. Very interesting and entertaining professor.
Credit Transfer Issues: Yes and yes