Green, Gray, and Gorgeous! Past Review

By (Texas Tech) - abroad from 08/30/2014 to 12/15/2014 with

University of Aberdeen: Aberdeen - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned to change my perspective of the world. Most definitely worth while!

Personal Information

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.

* 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)

Aberdeen is an expensive place to be but so be smart with spending.

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Get a phone plan that has international data option ( like T-Mobile) it was my saving grace and I pretty much always had signal. Try cook most of your meals if possible.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Exchange

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
  • Other
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The landscape
  • People
  • Architecture
* What could be improved?
  • The weather
  • University professor assistance
  • Cost
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Take advantage of all the opportunities while about because the time goes by fast.