Truly an Experience of a Lifetime! Past Review

By (Biology, General., University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse) - abroad from 01/09/2012 to 05/25/2012 with

University of Glasgow: Glasgow - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
How to be independent and self-sufficient. How to interact with those who have different backgrounds than I do.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I found the educational experience a good one; the courses were taught in different way in which I was used to but I seemed to learn just as much, if not more.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The folks who helped me at the University of Glasgow where very friendly but it took them forever to get anything done; I had to e-mail them numerous times in order to achieve anything. I had a problem with my payments and it took months to get corrected.

* 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?

Right away when I arrived in Scotland, I contracted a severe case of strep throat and ended up going in to urgent care at one of the clinics in the middle of the night. Though I was uncomfortable with the illness, the healthcare experience was a positive one.

* 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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? No


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • local people
  • ease of travelling
* What could be improved?
  • housing
  • administration assistance
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I would have been as comfortable talking to other people when I started as I was at the end of the experience.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.