A relaxed-style of education. Past Review

By (Berea College) - abroad from 07/14/2012 to 08/11/2012 with

ISA Study Abroad in Stirling, Scotland

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was definitely worthwhile. I had an excellent experience in an unfamiliar class style. Students who are looking to challenge themselves in individual learning outside the class room will be well satisfied with the program. The class trips called "excursions" put into practice what I've learned in the class room. I also was impressed by how easy it is to be adventurous thanks to the support of the program.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 30-50


* 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?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Professors
  • Class trips
  • Program support
* What could be improved?
  • Housing
  • Diversity: in terms of ethnicity and nationality.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Be prepared to pay for bottled water, there are not many fountains.