Scotland: A Real Eye Opener Into a Different Life Past Review

By (FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES., University of Wisconsin - Stout) for

University of Glasgow: Glasgow - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It has definetly given me the travel bug. I've learned so much on the trip, it's hard to put into words. I've learned organizational skills, I've learned how to interact with people from around the country, I've met my best friends I could ask for, the trip has made me 100% more independent and has made me understand other cultures.

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

I really had no problem with it. I met so many people from around the world and country and it wasn't hard to meet them with the study abroad orientation. What really helped was the international club, they were awesome!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I really did not like the location of Wolfson hall. It was way too far away from campus and the city. It was the only accommodation available but was really inconvieant.

* Food:

The quality of food at Wolfson hall was pretty terrible. They were very strict on how much we ate and when we ate it. The food experience was less than enjoyable

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Traveling was the best part of my trip. I loved how much time we got for our spring break and flying was so easy! I went on a lot of international club trips around Scotland in the beginning which was a great way to meet people!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Glasgow is not the safest part of Scotland in some parts, but as long as I stayed with someone I felt pretty safe. The buddy system is the best way to go in any foreign country

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? Make you take out in loans what you really need.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

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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A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Going with an open mind I think is the biggest asset you can bring abroad. Make the most of your time there and stay busy! There is so much to explore with so many resoruces

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:


Course Department: Social Arts
Instructor: N/A
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It was a lot different than taking sociology at stout! The lectures have at least 200 people and tutorials with 10 people
Credit Transfer Issues: No