I Would do it again! Past Review

By (Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg / University of Freiburg) - abroad from 09/14/2015 to 05/27/2016 with

University of Dundee: Dundee - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
see above

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Since I am a postgraduate student in Germany but could only take one postgraduate course in Dundee the intensity was a little less than I was used to in my postgraduate degree. It was however in my view perfectly suited for an undergraduate exchange student and the courses were still very informative.

* 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?

I never had to visit a GP but the registration etc. was managed very well.

* Safety:

I never had any safety concerns.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

Getting to know a different culture (both in terms of a national and an educational culture) has been very beneficial, especially because I got to meet new people (students, locals and lecturers) and I gained new perspectives. I could even see myself working in Scotland/Great Britain one day.


* 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)

Aside of the costs for the student accommodation, it was quite easy (including the costs for the accommodation, I would give it 1 star).

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? food about 50 pounds a week, other expenses somewhere around 50 as well (though this is an educated guess, I cannot exactly recall it)
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Don't use the student halls, try to travel as much as possible with busses.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Fluent
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Fluent
How many hours per day did you use the language? 10+

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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

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  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • I learned new subjects
  • Different culture
* What could be improved?
  • I cannot think of anything right now.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That is might have been more beneficial going as an undergraduate student.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Film and History

Course Department: Humanities
Instructor: John Regan
Instruction Language: English
Comments: This was an excellent course offering both a study of the relation between film and history and a thorough review of the general problems of writing and interpreting history. This was especially true for the sections handled by Mr. Regan.
Credit Transfer Issues: