Overall a great experience Past Review

By (Trinity University) - abroad from 01/01/2015 to 06/13/2015 with

IFSA: Glasgow - Glasgow School of Art

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I felt like a grew more as a person than anything I learned in the classroom especially because the work in the classroom is so independent. But through the good times and the bad it was so worth it! I wouldn't take it back for anything.

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.

The program is as rigorous as you want it to be. For a second year Painting and Printmaking student the tudors didn't keep track of you constantly so you were free to do as much or a little work as you wanted.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Fortunately I never needed them but they were always available to answer any questions and were extremely nice!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Margaret McDonald was a good place to live. I had my own room and shared bathrooms. I lived with six other people and there were never any problems. The only bad thing about it is there were so many fire alarms.

* Food:

I cooked my own food

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

My flatmates were extremely nice! I felt much more integrated because of them.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I never had any problems. Glasgow is a very safe place theres lots of people walking everywhere all the time. Just look both ways when crossing the street!

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)

I was okay lots of pasta but it is much more expensive then at home.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 200
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Get a credit card without transaction fees!


* 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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  • 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?
  • The people I met
  • The studio space
* What could be improved?
  • More tudor instruction
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew just how unstructured the classes were going to be and to go into the program with more of a plan of the art I wanted to do.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!