St Andrews: home of golf, essays, and lifelong friendships July 13, 2022

By (Anthropology and Religion, Middlebury College) - abroad from 01/12/2022 to 05/04/2022 with

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

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

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

Even though there were ups and downs, as with every college experience, this was overwhelmingly a positive experience that I have not stopped recommending to anyone who asks since I came back to the states.


* 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? 30-45 GBP


* 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
  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International 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?
  • steadfast connection to others students
  • access to research materials
* What could be improved?
  • administration on behalf of the host university
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That it is okay to love your study abroad experience but still be excited to leave at the end of the program. I felt guilty that I was ready to leave by the end of my time and Scotland, but I know now that I didn't need to! It's okay to be excited to return home to your friends, home uni, and family while still loving the experiences you had abroad.

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:

ME 1006

Course Department: Medieval History
Instructor: Lecturer- Timothy Owens
Instruction Language: English
Credit Transfer Issues:
Course Name/Rating:

SA 3069

Course Department: Anthropology
Instructor: Dr. Aimee Joyce
Instruction Language: English
Credit Transfer Issues:
Course Name/Rating:

AN 1002

Course Department: Ancient History
Instructor: Tutor: Rebecca Ravenhall
Instruction Language: English
Credit Transfer Issues: