Personal Rather than Institutional Enjoyment of Edinburgh Past Review

By (Asian studies, Furman University) for

Study Abroad Programs in Scotland

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes! You can learn so much more from experience than from reading. It's so worth it to be there and see things for yourself. Keep an open mind.

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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.

Much easier than my home uni - still learned a ton! Going to class is important, but there's not much homework.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

terrible follow-through

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Everything was set up for me through EPA - very convenient, and very nice facilities!

* Food:

nom nom nom...vegetarian haggis, Henderson's, Thistle St. Sandwiches, Napier cafeteria

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

wish I'd had more opportunity to interact with Scottish students

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Very safe - everything's central and well-lit; healthcare easily accessible

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)

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The trip really is what you make of it - try everything you can, don't sleep too much, and get used to everything being twice as expensive. Make friends with everyone!