Beautiful, Independent Experience Past Review

By (Brandeis University) - abroad from 01/11/2018 to 05/25/2018 with

IFSA: Edinburgh - University of Edinburgh

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned to be an adult.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Not hard at all.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

They did a good job

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Dont live in pollack halls, it is isolating.

* Food:

Not known for their food

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

You have to make the effort.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?


* Safety:

Very safe

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

It was fantastic


* 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? 50
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? no


* 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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  • N/A
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Other
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?
  • The city
* What could be improved?
  • The orientation
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Don't live in Pollack

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.