Beautiful Country and lovely people! Past Review

By (University of Dundee) - abroad from 09/07/2015 to 12/18/2015 with

University of Dundee: Dundee - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learnt how to be spontaneous and be more sociable and accepting of other cultures. It was a wonderful experience and I would definitely do it all over again.

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Academic rigour was interesting, alot of discussion based lessons and interesting form of assessment by typing answers into a portal for the final examinations.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Expensive accommodation but very good living conditions with en suite toilet and fully equipped flat. Would have liked to stay with some local students instead of all exchange students though.

* Food:

Not a very great variety of food available, but the quality was usually good.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Not enough interaction with the locals, but there were many opportunities to learn the culture e.g. Ceilidh events

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Healthcare services were present.

* Safety:

Very good safety, the area around campus was generally very safe even for walking around at night. Campus security was also present to help lost students at the beginning of the semester.

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

Scotland is a beautiful place and there are many castles to visit over the weekend, I would return to Scotland again and continue my exploration in this beautiful country. Dundee has nice and friendly people too, and I generally got treated nicely by the locals 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? About 40 pounds for grocery shopping each week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Cook your own food, buy in bulk and freeze meat, buy reduced to clear items from the supermarket for cheap deals.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Many culture exposure events
  • International food event for the first 3 weeks
  • Small school and easy to get around
* What could be improved?
  • More integration of locals and international students
  • More opportunities like homestay choices
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That you have to pay for everything and nothing is free of charge, including school gym membership fees, usage of sports facilities, etc.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.