The Dundee Experience Past Review

By (Utrecht School of the Arts / HKU) - abroad from 09/05/2015 to 12/18/2015 with

University of Dundee: Dundee - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Living at another place. Work in/with a different class with different ways of teaching/working. Write and present in an other language.

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

University of Dundee - department: Duncan of Jordanstone, college of art & design.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The accommodations are nice and easy to find by yourself. You don't need to live at the campus if you don't want to pay to much.

* Food:

Food is not really different in compare with home.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Like normal, it's not that different than from home. So that's a good thing, people are even more friendly over here.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I didn't had an experience with healthcare over here.

* Safety:

I always feeled safe here.

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

Because it was really well organised.


* 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? 100 pounds.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Bring lunch and food by yourself. Make diner by yourself and for more days. Eat togheter with your roommates.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Intermediate
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Advanced
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? intermediate
How many hours per day did you use the language? 10+
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? watch series, and read english books, articles

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

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • The elective module
  • The assignments
  • New way of working
* What could be improved?
  • A variety in the assignments, the both I had for interior design were quite the same
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Nothing actually, it all went better than I hoped for.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

To help future students find programs attended by like-minded individuals, please choose the profile that most closely represents you.
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.'

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Interior and Environmental Design

Course Department: Design
Instructor: Andy Milligan
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Yes it was challenging. We had quite a lot of different projects but I missed a bit of a field trip. The teacher was good, knows a lot of references and has knowledge. I participated more then in my home institution cause I was more sure about my skills over here. My assessed was based about projects, presentations and a final exhibition.
Credit Transfer Issues: