Strange time to be abroad due to COVID but still had fun! July 16, 2021

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 01/11/2021 to 05/29/2021 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 live on my own in a new culture, yes it was worthwile

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* 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 enjoyed my time


* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? No


* 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Location
  • Classes
  • Exploring
* What could be improved?
  • Advising on St. Andrews' end
  • travel restrictions
  • food in dining halls
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? N/A

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Behavioural Economics

Course Department: Economics
Instructor: Dr. Gerasimou
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Challenging but interesting. Lectures were a bit dull at times.
Credit Transfer Issues: Not yet transferred
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Statistical Inference

Course Department: Math
Instructor: Dr. Popov
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Liked it a lot! Lots of students but other than that no issues.
Credit Transfer Issues: Not yet transferred
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Rings & Fields

Course Department: Math
Instructor: Dr. Huczynska
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Very challenging but great course
Credit Transfer Issues: Not yet transferred
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European Macroeconomics

Course Department: Economics
Instructor: Dr. Mitka
Instruction Language: English
Comments: A bit dull at times but interesting overall!
Credit Transfer Issues: Not yet transferred