A Relaxing and Educational Semester January 29, 2020

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 09/16/2019 to 12/17/2019 with

University of Edinburgh: Edinburgh - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned that I am capable of navigating a completely new space by myself. I loved living abroad and exploring a different part of the world. I also appreciated the break from the academic rigor of Wellesley, but I still found that I learned a lot in my classes.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* 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?

* Safety:

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)


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

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Living in the City Centre
  • Taking a class on Scottish culture
  • Public Transportation
* What could be improved?
  • Better academic support at Edinburgh
  • More connections with other Wellesley students in Edinburgh
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew more detailed information about how to get a SIM card and that I would have to register with a GP.