Scotland is small but they have so much to offer! Past Review

By (Trent University) - abroad from 09/07/2015 to 05/27/2016 with

University of Dundee: Dundee - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It is definitely worth while and I recommend for any student to engage in an exchange program. You learn so much about another place and I opens your mind to a different way of thinking and new perspectives on anything from economics to relationships.

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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.

The university had many people in the courses who were willing to spend one on one time with you to make sure you succeeded. There were also a number of support teams for international students who were very friendly and helped in any way they could to make your transition easier.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

My accommodation was organized into floors where each section/flat had 6 people sharing a kitchen, it was a self catering place. In my room I had my own bed, desk, window, cupboard, shelves and also my own bathroom with a toilet, sink and shower.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I joined a sports team when I got to the university and therefore had a close link to the people and culture around me. The team would often travel to nearby towns to play other schools then go out for a meal as a post-game get together. After a bit I felt accepted into the culture I included myself in.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

People I knew used the healthcare system and from what I could gather was not too different from what I am used to. Good staff, care and frequently swift in admitting you.

* Safety:

The city was quite safe, you didn't have to worry about any major crimes if you went out at night. Many people go out after dark and are not preoccupied with dangers.

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

There's so much more there than what meets the eye. Yes the university is great for academics and support in that area but the people and the city, the history and the landscape; you can find wonderful things in each of them. It is an amazing place to be and I would never trade in my experience and adventures that I got there.


* 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)

Because where I went there was a high exchange rate I had to be careful with my money but it was still easy to live off a student budget.

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Make sure to explore options when your in the city, like going between grocery stores to compare prices. If you need to buy the necessities, don't over indulge with trinkets, leave money for getting closer to the culture around you.


* 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
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local 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 friends I made
  • The environment I was in
  • The support of the university
* What could be improved?
  • Better access to community events
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Only pack what you will need and don't overthink, take initiative.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'