Tremendous fun Past Review

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 01/20/2016 to 05/27/2016 with

University of St. Andrews: St. Andrews - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Learned more about people from different backgrounds

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.

Work can be challenging sometimes. Less academic support provided for students

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Dining Hall food was average

* 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

I thought the program provided me with a nice platform to learn about Scotland and explore Europe.


* 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)

Easy if you live in a catered residence hall. Food could be expensive if you decide to eat out all the time

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 100 dollars
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Don't buy shots at the Vic (local club); it's a ripoff. Bring a flask, but don't be too obvious about it because the bouncers will throw you out. You can thank me later ;)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

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?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local 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?
  • Meeting people
  • Exploring Scotland
  • Being in Europe
* What could be improved?
  • More info beforehand about grading standards
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Rampant grade deflation in the UK.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Behavioral Economics

Course Department: Economics
Instructor: Georgios Gerasimou
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Challenging, interesting material presented. Lectures were dry. Grade consisted of a final, midterm, and a paper
Credit Transfer Issues: Credit Transfer in progress...
Course Name/Rating:

Scottish Music

Course Department: Music
Instructor: Jane Pettegree and Jonathan Kemp
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Course was interesting, but instructors weren't very clear about expectations for the essays. 2 essays and a final was my grade. No grade for participation
Credit Transfer Issues:
Course Name/Rating:

Topics in Finance

Course Department: Economics
Instructor: Luca Savorelli
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Good information presented, but class can be boring and dry
Credit Transfer Issues: In progress...