It was really fun but frustrating because of the pandemic. February 25, 2021

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 09/21/2020 to 12/21/2020 with

University of Edinburgh: Edinburgh - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was worth it because I got to know so many new and interesting people.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

All classes were online due to COVID-19

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The dorms were nice but coronavirus spread fairly quickly through the dorms

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

We weren’t tested by the school for coronavirus so I had to walk a mile to be tested by the national health service.

* 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?

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  • Local 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The students I met
  • Good professors
* What could be improved?
  • Handling the coronavirus
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? It’s mostly freshmen living in the dorms.