University of Edinburgh Past Review

By (English & History, Wellesley College) for

University of Edinburgh: Edinburgh - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I love Wellesley, but my semester was probably the most important semester in terms of gaining perspective on the world, but most of all myself. It definitely changed my priorities for my future plans as well.

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.

workload was manageable, but not as easy as other study abroad programs. Most classes are graded on just a final and one paper, rather, so it's easy for students to slip away from attending class, so be careful!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

not as accessible as I would have liked.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

cooked for myself.

* 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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? traveling is not as cheap as most people make it out to be.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None

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?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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

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  • International Students