…by Caitlin / from Connecticut / went to Glastonbury High School / now studying English Literature (UG) / Class of 2018
Your Time at Edinburgh
Why did you choose to study abroad in Edinburgh?
I’d always been interesting in visiting Scotland, by way of my father’s side of the family; when I discovered I could get my degree at a globally recognised institution in a fantastic city, the choice really made itself.
What do you enjoy the most about your degree programme?
The independence we’re afforded as students; there’s a distinct lack of handholding compared to many US universities. You’re very much responsible for your own learning.
What opportunities did you take advantage of at Edinburgh?
International friendships, interesting outside courses, various societies, & part-time work.
What words of encouragement would you have for students from your home state or province thinking about applying to Edinburgh?
If you think this is what you want, trust yourself and be willing to make the most of everything you find here.
How would you describe Edinburgh in three words?
My second home.
What are you hoping to do after graduation?
Most likely further study– either in my current subject, education, or law.
If you would like to get in touch with Caitlin or another one of our North American students to find out more about what it’s like studying in Edinburgh, get in touch with Tessa and Shannon via email, and they will connect you!