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Founded in 1413, the University of St Andrews is Scotland’s oldest university, and the third oldest in the English speaking world. The University is located in the mediaeval coastal town of St Andrews on the east coast of Scotland. The town, wit... read more

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I learned about different teaching and educational styles. I learned to be flexible when plans changed. I think I'll need more time to tell if it was worthwhile or not. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned that different schools have different academic systems that we should integrate into for the semester. If Middlebury does not approve of the St. Andrews grading system and translation, then Middlebury should not let students attend St. Andrews. It is unfair to deflate the grades. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Very much worthwhile. Learned my own capacity to enjoy and engage with the circumstances I find myself in, and to adapt effectively. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned to really value the small class sizes at Wellesley. I also learned to put myself out there when I am in situations where I don't know anybody! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
January 28, 2016 A Semester Abroad
I really enjoyed the opportunity to learn in a new place with a new set of professors who had a wide variety of experiences. I made new friends and got to explore the beautiful country of Scotland - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I enjoyed it immensely and it was definitely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Definitely gave me a taste of what a UK college would have been like for me. It was far too short to fully integrate, however I feel as though I got what I wanted from the program itself. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I've become more open-minded and independent. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of St. Andrews: St. Andrews - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
I learned that I want to continue to travel for as long as I can, and that I'd like to live abroad someday. I found that I fit in far better in Britain than I ever have in America; you wouldn't think that the culture is that different, but it truly is. It was an incredible experience. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I learned much about the cultural differences and similarities between the UK and the United States, as well as how to manage my money and travel on my own and much, much more. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I loved the traveling I got to do while in St Andrews and met some really fantastic people. The courses I took were interesting and very different from those I could take at home. However, St Andrews is really not all that different from a university you might find in the US. I would go abroad again in a heartbeat, but I think I... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Studied abroad my entire junior year. Being one of the best universities in the UK, St Andrews not only contributed to my academic development but also gave me a relevant experience in communication with a broad range of individuals from different cultural backgrounds. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I can't honestly say that this was the most transformative experience for me. However it was a great time, I got to spend time in a country that I was unfamiliar with, and I also had opportunities to travel to other parts of Europe. I do not in any way regret my decision to go here, but I think if you are an American looking for... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
July 01, 2016 Tremendous Fun
Learned more about people from different backgrounds - Middlebury College View Entire Review
June 06, 2016 Fabulous
It was very worthwhile- I gained a lot of independence and traveling experience. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
February 15, 2016 Exciting And Adventurous
It was great to experience a new culture and be able to study with so many students from around the world. Scotland has amazing hiking and outdoors activities, too! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
December 15, 2015 Not What I Was Expecting!
I really enjoyed being on my own, and without many other Middlebury students. However, the academic change was not what I was expecting, and thus took a while to get used to. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Aside from the coursework, living in a foreign country was a very unique and great experience. Furthermore the ability to easily and relatively cheaply travel throughout Europe made the experience very worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
August 30, 2014 Semester In Scotland
I think it was definitely worthwhile. I really enjoyed experiencing a new culture and a new education system. I especially appreciated being able to travel frequently and see alot of Europe as well. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a more realistic view of the United Kingdom and an opportunity to explore the rest of Europe. More importantly, I experienced physics classes taught at a significantly larger university than my home institution. The experience was definitely worthwhile in terms of my enjoyment and in my exposure to different academic en... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Worthwhile in giving me a chance to experience a different culture and college before it really mattered. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a lot of independence while I was away but also a greater appreciation for what I have at home. It was definitely a worthwhile experience, and I would highly recommend it. But it is what you make of it. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
The travel, golf and social aspects were great. The actual academics gave me a better appreciation of the American system. I think that it was very worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of St. Andrews: St. Andrews - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
I learned how to be more independent. I had never cooked for myself before so that was a challenge but it was fun to learn. I also learned how to manage money, especially traveling expenses, and gained some lifelong friends from all over the US and Great Britain. I went to St Andrews after an emotionally tough fall for me and wh... - Wellesley College View Entire Review

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Founded in 1413, the University of St Andrews is Scotland’s oldest university, and the third oldest in the English speaking world. The University is located in the mediaeval coastal town of St Andrews on the east coast of Scotland. The town, with its close-knit community, is very much our campus with University buildings interspersed with shops, cafes, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants. Surrounded by rolling countryside we also boast some of the most beautiful beaches in Scotland and access, by good public transport connections, north to the Highlands of Scotland and south to England. Our nearest international airport is Edinburgh from which students can travel to Europe relatively cheaply during breaks.
Academically, St Andrews is consistently ranked amongst the UK’s top 5 universities and is one of Europe’s leading and most research intensive universities. In particular, a number of subjects are internationally recognised: Chemistry, Divinity, Earth Sciences, English, Film Studies, German, History, International Relations, Mathematics, Philosophy and Physics.
With around 7,500 students, one-third of whom come from overseas, we have also been ranked first in the UK for student satisfaction for five years running. Students enjoy a vibrant social life in St Andrews, taking part in student societies, sports, musical and drama productions, and dancing at one of the many Balls that take place throughout the year.
St Andrews welcomes a large number of non-graduating students to our International Study Abroad Programme each year. For more information about entry qualifications, application procedures, deadlines and accommodation please check our website.

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