Great experience, beautiful school! Past Review

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 01/23/2017 to 05/19/2017 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
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.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Classes were large and mostly lecture based. Most classes had one assessment in the form of a paper or exam at the end of the semester (ie. one grade).

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The David Russell Apartments were very comfortable and new!

* Food:

I was not on a meal plan, but the food options in the town of St. Andrews was amazing!

* 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

The University of St. Andrews had so many experiences to be a part of that were unique to the school. A few in the spring included: fashion shows, hall balls, charity polo match, and May Ball. No other school has traditions quite like these!


* 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)


* 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?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • University Traditions
  • Location
  • Town culture
* What could be improved?
  • Academics
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That you can't travel everywhere you want to go in just one semester. St. Andrews is also not super convenient to an airport (about 1.5 hours from Edinburgh) so traveling every weekend isn't as easy as it sounds.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.