Making Art in Scotland, Made Me Realize Art is Inside Everyone of Us and Made Me Appreciate Nature. Past Review

By (Critical Media & Cultural Studies, Rollins College) for

Study Abroad Programs in Scotland

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned to appreciate Art and learned that everyone is an Artist in their own right. I also gained a new understanding of how vast nature is and how beautiful the mountains and hills are.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The Instructors were very knowledgeable about the subjects and helpful in assisting the students. The facilities were extremely updated and modern which allowed the students more versatility and made for a better working environment.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The Host Administration was very organized and helpful. They gave pertinent information and made it easy to navigate around the city upon arrival.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The location was outstanding. The overall accommodations were very good. The rooms did get noisy at night and the shower was very small.

* Food:

The food was pricy and very ethnic. I am not used to eating food with different flavoring. Overall, the food was good.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

There were a lot of things to do in the city and a lot of events were happening while we were there. The social experience was amazing!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Scotland is a very safe country and were stayed in a secure place. There were no problems with 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? I spent about 150 pounds were a week. This included all meals that were not paid for by my college, gifts, and excursions.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Great Britain can be expensive so I would recommend having a plan on what you are going to spend prior to arriving and also be creative in finding local places to eat and not just the tourist traps. -


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
  • Americans
  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I would definitely recommend this program for anyone!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Printed Textile Design

Course Department:
Instructor: Gemma Brown
Instruction Language: English
Comments: I loved this course! The course was challenging yet extremely rewarding. The Instructor was organized and had an enthusiasm for the material.
Credit Transfer Issues: No.
Course Name/Rating:

Wire Jewelry

Course Department:
Instructor: Jenny Deans
Instruction Language: English
Comments: This course was good, it allowed me to develop a new skill and try something I had never before. The Instructor was very knowledgeable and had an enthusiasm for the material.
Credit Transfer Issues: No.


I greatly enjoyed this experience!

Shannon 1 August 19, 2010