Experience at University of Edinburgh July 06, 2022

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 01/10/2022 to 05/30/2022 with

University of Edinburgh: Edinburgh - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Independence, existing in a city and figuring out how I like to spend my time. It was certainly worthwhile!

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.

Interesting material, sometimes presentation was a bit dull depending on the course.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Great location, roommates were difficult to live with.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

University + country dealt with COVID precautions well

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No

I was not able to go to my top choice due to COVID restrictions. If I was able to go abroad without such restrictions, I would want to go to my top choice.


* 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)

Budgeting for food was not too challenging, social costs were harder to balance.


* 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

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • 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?
  • Getting to know the city
  • Traveling
* What could be improved?
  • Some of the class structuring was odd
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew that I would be living mainly with full-time first year students

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Visual Representations of the Holocaust

Course Department: Religion/History
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Prof was very knowledgable and the materials were well prepared/captivating
Credit Transfer Issues: Have not attempted yet
Course Name/Rating:

History of Edinburgh

Course Department: History
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Not too challenging, lectures were online asynchronous which was not the most engaging, tutorial was cancelled because of strikes. That said, it was very interesting to learn the history of the city I was in.
Credit Transfer Issues: Have not yet attempted.
Course Name/Rating:

Global Indigenous Religions

Course Department: Religion
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Material was interesting, some lecturers more engaging than others.
Credit Transfer Issues: Have not yet attempted