Important for my development but came at emotional/phycological toll. Past Review

By (Fine and Studio Arts., Middlebury College) - abroad from 09/02/2013 to 12/06/2014 with

Glasgow School of Art: Glasgow - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes. I learned how to live on my own. I learned how to structure my time. I learned I struggle with anxiety/depression. I learned to trust myself and my artist intuition.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

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? about 50 pounds
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? UK is profoundly expensive. Just be aware that you will be spending a tremendous amount of money on food and living expenses


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* 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?
  • Students
  • Going to art show every weekend
  • Challenging program
* What could be improved?
  • nothing, I just wish I was in a better emotional space.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That its ok to travel. I felt guilty about traveling, afraid of missing my program. That mattered less then I thought it did. I wish I could have traveled more.