Rain, Pubs, and Cobblestone December 11, 2023

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 09/11/2023 to 12/21/2023 with

University of Edinburgh: Edinburgh - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was definitely worthwhile! I definitely learned how to be more extroverted and how to connect with people from all over the world.

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

* 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? No

I did not enjoy the academic aspect of it. The school was a little too big for me and I think I would've preferred to go to a place with less students and more Wellesley students. Overall, I really enjoyed living in Edinburgh and being apart of the Scottish community! It was probably my favorite part of this abroad experience.


* 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

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • 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
  • Edinburgh's community
* What could be improved?
  • The cost of living
  • Being matched to live with other students my age
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? There's a cost of living crisis going on, and I didn't know that. Things were very expensive here, coupled with the exchange rate being so high.