A great time June 04, 2022

By (English, Wellesley College) - abroad from 01/17/2022 to 05/09/2022 with

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

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

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

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 had a great time. Love the area of St Andrews. It is a bit remote (so it is harder to travel to other countries), but I still had fun. Enjoyed doing trips around Scotland


* 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? Works out to about $20/week (train tickets, occasional activities)
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? If you got to Scotland, get the Tesco 3 pound meal deals! Very cheap and good


* 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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  • Americans
* 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?
  • lots of study abroad students, great to meet people
  • loved the classes, felt like I learned a lot but wasn't also overwhelmed by school work and could appreciate my time there
  • location--near a beach and a cute town with bookstores, etc.
* What could be improved?
  • make sure you have money saved up before you go, when you move into the dorm you'll need pillows and blankets
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Put yourself out there to meet people and don't be nervous

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!