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University of St. Andrews: St. Andrews - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
Founded in 1413, the University of St Andrews is Scotland’s oldest university, and the third oldest in the English speaking world.The University is located in the mediaeval coastal town of St Andrews on the east coast of Scotland. The town, with ... read more
Scotland was a beautiful country. I was able to travel on my own both around Scotland and internationally, that has given me so much confidence and freedom. I got such a new perspective on history, and loved being able to not only see, but study in and around buildings as old as those on the St Andrews campus. Living with intern... Elizabeth C - University of Southern Maine View Entire Review
I am so glad that I went abroad. Not only did I continue to accomplish my academic goals, I was able to learn how to balance leisure and academics more effectively (which also developed my time management skills). I made a group of incredible friends, and I had the best time learning about many different cultures. Averi G - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Yes. It made me more aware of other people's opinions on education, politics, family, travel, and the world. I saw a different style of education, seeing how to improve my old version while appreciating it for its strengths. Sarah R - The College of William and Mary View Entire Review
Oh gosh, I don't really like the "if you could do it all over again" question. I don't regret going, I just didn't like it. I came home with a greater appreciation for William and Mary (and America in general), and I feel like I developed a new sense of independence from my time abroad. I like all of these things. Carolyn F - The College of William and Mary View Entire Review
Loved it. Made wonderful friends from all over Europe, got to travel on weekends, and had so much fun. Oh, and learned some academics on the side... Emily L - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was very worthwhile. It was great to experience something that was very different from Wellesley. I became much more independent from doing a lot of traveling over spring break and weekends. It hasn't changed my future plans but I am very glad that I did it. Caryn H - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was the best year of my life and I wouldn't change anything! The only thing I regret is since I traveled like a tourist, I experienced Europe in a very touristic manner and not necessarily how a student who studied in a full immersion program would have. Katherine S - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I met amazing people and was able to learn about and experience parts of the world I had previously only read about. Scotland is beautiful and fascinating and I would certainly do it over again. Sarah P - Tulane University View Entire Review
Yes - (Will write more later before submitting) Ruth W - Berea College View Entire Review
I made close friends from all over the world that I will stay in touch with for the rest of my life. They introduced me to peices of their home culture and I left with a very rich, diverse cultural experience. Natalie M - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I wish I could have stayed for the whole year. I now have a new perspective on the world outside of Wellesley and I will take my experiences with me for the rest of my life. This trip has inspired me to consider graduate school and/or living in the UK after graduation. Nina B - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. I learned a lot about myself and made great friends. It showed me though how much I appreciate Wellesley's academics, and even certain parts of its small community. Being at a bigger school was great, but the academics fell short. Skylar V - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was so fulfilling to me to be at St. Andrews. I learned so much from the atmosphere there and from the different study style. I feel like I grew as both a student and as a person. I met some incredible people from all over the world and really realized what undergrad is supposed to be about - learning and growing as a person,... Claire S - The College of William and Mary View Entire Review
Most definitely. It basically fit exactly what I expected, academically, socially, and in all other respects. It's definitely widened my perspective a bit more, made me want to travel, and possibly study/live in the UK in the future. A student View Entire Review
I would do it again in a heartbeat. I miss parts of it and the people I met everyday and I can't wait to go back and visit sometime in the future. Katie S - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I really enjoyed studying in St Andrews; I learned a lot in my classes that I wouldn't have had the opportunity to study at Wellesley, but I found it pretty isolated from the rest of Scotland. Anna P - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Never miss the chance to have an adventure. You never know what you may find! I went to St. Andrews with high hopes and though the first few weeks were a tough adjustment, I eventually found people who remain dear friends still, four years later. My abroad experience impacted me to such an extent that I am now persuing my doctor... Ashley P - State U View Entire Review
It was an amazing experience that opened my eyes to really understanding and experiencing another culture. I feel like I became a more mature, adult person who can handle anything life throws at me after living thousands of miles away from my home, my family, and things that are familiar and comfortable. It made me want to exp... Kimberly C - Tulane University View Entire Review
My experience was worthwhile. I got to experience a totally different style of education while taking classes that I couldn't take at Wellesley. I also met some great friends and traveled around quite a bit! Victoria D - Wellesley College View Entire Review
YES YES YES!!! I came to understand a lot about myself and I feel much more confident now in social and travel situations because of my time abroad. I also gained a different perspective on America by discussing the US with people from other countries. I formed lasting friendships and hope to be able to return soon to visit. Als... Sylvia B - Augsburg College View Entire Review
Looking back, I should have spent more time paging through books or hitting the stacks. Although I didn’t make the dean’s list or honor roll, I would say that studying abroad is the best place I’ve ever taken my academic career, but largely for extracurricular reasons. The freest schedule that I’ve ever had coupled with the m... Victoria E - Berea College View Entire Review
Yes. It was great to get a new perspective on the United Kingdom as well as the United States, and to see everything from the outside looking in. Edward R - The College of William and Mary View Entire Review
It was worthwhile as a travel experience, not as an educational experience. But the people are nice and welcoming. Deborah D - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I loved my study abroad experience. It was the semester of a lifetime Caroline C - The College of William and Mary View Entire Review
The University is located in the mediaeval coastal town of St Andrews on the east coast of Scotland. The town, with its close-knit community, is very much our campus with University buildings interspersed with shops, cafes, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants. Surrounded by rolling countryside we also boast some of the most beautiful beaches in Scotland and access, by good public transport connections, north to the Highlands of Scotland and south to England. Our nearest international airport is Edinburgh from which students can travel to Europe relatively cheaply during breaks.
Academically, St Andrews is consistently ranked amongst the UK’s top 5 universities and is one of Europe’s leading and most research intensive universities. In particular, a number of subjects are internationally recognised: Chemistry, Divinity, Earth Sciences, English, Film Studies, German, History, International Relations, Mathematics, Philosophy and Physics.
With around 7,500 students, one-third of whom come from overseas, we have also been ranked first in the UK for student satisfaction for five years running. Students enjoy a vibrant social life in St Andrews, taking part in student societies, sports, musical and drama productions, and dancing at one of the many Balls that take place throughout the year.
St Andrews welcomes a large number of non-graduating students to our International Study Abroad Programme each year.
For more information about entry qualifications, application procedures, deadlines and accommodation please check our website.
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- Academic Year