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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 ... read more

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OVERALL RATING 3.1
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January 23, 2023 Fall 2022 At St Andrews
I learned to advocated for myself and put myself out there more. I cooked, bettered my time management, furthered my independence, took more risks, and learned more about my personality and how my educational journey would have been different in a UK system. I had a great time and made friends who I will miss dearly and hope to ... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I loved exploring Scotland. I became really involved with the hiking club and loved the trips that they offered. That made it worth it. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned how to live on my own in a new culture, yes it was worthwile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
-Friends!!!! (only one American friend, almost all of my other friends were from different parts of Europe -Independence -I increasing advocated for myself -Comfort in traveling alone -Newfound academic interest - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was worthwhile. I learned new skills in my major. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned the local culture (although not much different from my own). It was mostly worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was a good experience, but I felt very isolated because of the strikes (no routine, no class setting to make friends). So I matured in a lot of personal ways. I also feel more confident traveling and making decisions. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a lot of independence, especially from traveling alone. The experience pushed me out of my comfort zone, and it was definitely worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review Awesome
Scottish and European culture. Yes! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I loved learning about Scottish culture through tasting local cuisine, experiencing ceildh dancing, and meeting friends at school. It was definitely worthwhile - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was DEFINITELY worthwhile. I got comfortable doing things myself, learned how to cook, and got a whole different style of teaching that I thoroughly enjoyed. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
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
I learned and improved upon a lot of important academic skills, especially my ability to find, skim, and summarize a great number of essays for research projects - Middlebury College View Entire Review
June 04, 2022 A Great Time
Exposure to a different education system, meeting people from all over the world. It was definitely worthwhile--it expanded my world view and allowed me to travel for the first time in my life - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Not worthwhile at all. I hated my experience - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned how to work independently. Relatively worthwhile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review Enriching
I learned a lot about myself and my own personal growth while being truly on my own. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A new education system. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned more about independence and being more self-sufficient. The academics and international student body also provided me with new perspectives from which I can approach my studies. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Lots of different cultures, made lots of new friends which I hope to keep in touch with some of them. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was definitely a worthwhile experience! I learned a lot about myself and experienced more in one semester than I had hoped I would in my entire college career. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to navigate a new place on my own. I also learned how to be more independent and plan travels to places I had never been. The experience was definitely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Really loved taking classes at another university and meeting local students. It was great to travel on weekends with friends and explore. Definitely worthwhile! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Tremendous Fun
Learned more about people from different backgrounds - Middlebury 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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