An exciting international adventure January 16, 2019

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 09/17/2018 to 12/21/2019 with

University of Edinburgh: Edinburgh - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
My time abroad was definitely worthwhile. I got to experience a different way of learning that taught me valuable lessons including time management and organization.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The academics were moderately rigorous.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

I had a personal advisor who was extremely helpful.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

My housing was great: new, clean, comfortable, friendly

* Food:

I was self-catered

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Joining a club helped me integrate into the community.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I had no health issues this semester.

* Safety:

I felt very safe

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 40 pounds
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Plan your food shopping carefully.


* 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? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • 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 city of Edinburgh
  • Proximity to European countries
  • Orienteering Club (EUOC)
* What could be improved?
  • More events with Wellesley students at Edinburgh
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I new more about the classes I was signing up for in advance. I would've made some changes in the classes I selected.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.