Making Art and the Most of What Edinburgh Had to Offer in Scotland Past Review

By (Studio Art & Art History, Rollins College) for

Study Abroad Programs in Scotland

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I had a wonderful time. I learnt a great deal about photography and was able to spend two full weeks concentrating only on my art. I met students from Rollins I hadn't before and have become close friends with four of them. Together we had a great experience in Edinburgh.

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: Edinburgh College of Art
How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

My photo tutor was great. She was incredibly helpful in class and also with advice about art events and things to see while in Edinburgh.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

ECA was great, I had no issues.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The receptionists at Portsborgh Court were always very helpful.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Highlands tour

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I never felt uncomfortable

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? £200
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Make sure to remember that £1 doesn't equal £1. It is possible to spend very little while on the trip, especially if you walk and eat wisely.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* 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? This course should be open to students of all majors, it is not "intensive" in terms of the art skills required and anyone with an interest would be able to succeed if they wanted to experience Scotland and the arts culture.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Creative Digital SLR Photography

Course Department:
Instructor: Joanna Kane
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Very comfortable atmosphere, learnt much more than I ever expected, very knowledgable tutor.
Credit Transfer Issues:
Course Name/Rating:

Photoshop for Photographers

Course Department:
Instructor: Joanna Kane
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Great tutor, learnt a great deal about photoshop, helped influence the direction I'm taking with photography in the fall.
Credit Transfer Issues: