Life changing! January 22, 2019

By (Elizabethtown College) - abroad from 09/08/2018 to 12/16/2019 with

CISabroad (Center for International Studies): Stirling - Semester in Stirling

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained a greater understanding of myself and the world around me. It was one of the best things I've ever done for myself.

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? No

I loved my program, but if I did it again I would probably pick a program in Edinburgh. Before going abroad I was scared I wouldn't like living in a big city like that, but now I think I would've really enjoyed it.


* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • the country
  • the people
  • the culture
* What could be improved?
  • distance of housing to campus
  • a closer site director
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had a better understanding of the actual city of Stirling, and what was there, before I went.

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.'