Scotland: Edinburgh was an amazing city and the art culture provided inspiration. Past Review

By (Studio Arts, Rollins College) for

Study Abroad Programs in Scotland

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
The program made me more focus towards making art and all the inspiration from the trip would assist me.

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: Edinburgh University 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.

The program was shorter so the classes were full days. The host university had the same small classroom feel as Rollins and the teachers were inviting.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

She had a gameplan and was able to plan several get-together's and trips.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The room was nice and there was a private bathroom and a shared kitchen. The building was across the college so the location was perfect.

* Food:

The school cafeteria was ok but for an extra pound you can eat nicer in a nearby cafe. Our favorite place was the High Order by Prince Street which had big quantity and really cheap.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Taking a bus trip to the highlands was really amazing and the highland cows were cool to feed.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

The city was safe and didn't see or hear any signs of safety-related incidents. The locals say that Edinburgh is a really safe place and their healthcare system is suppose to better than ours and Americans are covered.

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? My total expense for the trip, not counting plane, was about 400-500 dollars so I spent about $200 a week.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Make sure to bring all the little things--toothbrush, shampoo, wall adapter--because they add up. Food is not included so you will need to go to the grocery store next door to buy some food which isn't too expensive.


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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
  • 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? A student that is willing to explore, get lost and attend as much events as possible will benefit the most.