Adelante Abroad Programs
Natural beauty and heritage come to mind when one thinks Edinburgh, Scotland. Inland cliffs, freshwater streams, woodlands and grasslands provide a bountiful habitat and
Adelante Abroad offers a six-week Observational Research Program to students who want to earn credit for 240 hours of research assignment for each internship sector in Scotland....
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Language acquisition and cultural immersion are always at the forefront of Adelante Abroad's programs. In Seville, Spain, students are sure to develop their Spanish language,...
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Adelante Abroad Reviews
Agricultural Economics in Scotland
Submitted by Keaton - University of Kentucky | June 28, 2017
I had a awesome time in Scotland for my internship. Everyone who I conducted interviews with and assessed on the farms were extremely nice. I had the opportunity to learn new schemes of dairy, cattle and sheep, and swine compared in Red Tractor and QMS (similar to USDA). In additional, I conducted research on use of antibiotics in livestock with co-workers that fully were able to understand my needs of research.
My mom and aunt had the chance of seeing my place in Scotland and we traveled to Ireland and the Highlands together. I highly recommend going to the Highlands if not go to the Royal Highland Show!!!
I would recommend someone in Agriculture to look at this experience because I was involved with great individuals and lifetime experiences in department of Agriculture.
Experience of a Lifetime
Submitted by Kaitlyn - University of Missouri - Columbia | June 28, 2017
I owe so many thanks to Adelante Abroad for allowing me to satisfy my love for travel while also getting to fully immerse myself into living in another country. All of my previous travel experience has been with a group of other students, and this was my first time traveling abroad alone. The staff at Adelante (particularly Jeramee) was so quick to answer any questions I had, whether it be from preparing for my trip to things to do while actually in Scotland.
The housing situation was better than I could have hoped. The flat myself and two other participants lived in was fully furnished and clean. Additionally, it was extremely centrally located -- SO many grocery stores, shops, bars, and restaurants were within walking distance, it made traveling without a vehicle a nonexistent problem. However, I would definitely recommend purchasing a bus pass (the Ridacard), as this allows you to travel throughout the whole city for a reasonable price.
In regards to the program itself, the staff where I did my placement (the Edinburgh Zoo) were all extremely friendly and welcoming. They were in full support of the research project I had designed and did everything in their power to help me work on and complete the project. The zoo truly did feel like my home away from home while I was here.
The aspect that really tops off the experience is the abundance of things to do while on placement. Take full advantage of your placement in Scotland!! I spent weekends traveling to the Highlands, Iceland, and London in addition to doing some sightseeing throughout the city (such as some of the many museums, the castle, etc.). I think you don't truly get the cultural experience unless you are actively trying to immerse yourself in the city and its surroundings. I wish that the Scotland program was longer than six weeks, though, because it seems like you are just settling in to the country when it is once again time to pack up and leave.
Overall, I would recommend Adelante Abroad to any independent traveler looking to not only gain work experience, but also experience life abroad in a way that might otherwise not be possible!!
An opportunity that will follow whole life
Submitted by simona - other | June 21, 2017
During my internship in Barcelona I had a fantastic experience. The city is amazing,it is full of opportunities for having fun . You cannot get bored in Barcelona.The work experience in my internship was really useful. I knew a lot of important and interesting people. I got a lot of contacts that will help me in my future career.Adelante stuff was helpful, I did not have any problem but if so they were willing to help you with everything.I also had a number of exciting experiences thanks to cultural events and spending Santa Semana in here.This programm is definitely worth of it, you should come for the longest period possible.
A wonderful opportunity and experience
Submitted by Francesca - Colorado State University | June 14, 2017
I really enjoyed the Equine Summer Study in Scotland. The classes we took were challenging, but very interesting and enjoyable and I gained a lot of useful knowledge. I also really liked being able to horseback ride throughout the week, and liked the balance between classes and horseback riding. All of the professors and instructors were kind, caring, and helpful, and the community was very welcoming too. I also really liked the events planned, such as the Perth Races, and liked learning about the culture in Scotland. As an Equine Science major, this program significantly added to my learning and experiences, and I am so glad I chose to come.
An experience to remember
Submitted by Samara Cline - Colorado State University | June 14, 2017
This program is a lot of fun and an experience that one will not forget. From learning about equine fitness and anatomy to riding multiple horses to advance the riding skills that students came in knowing. My favourite memory was the time we went to the Perth Gold cup which was a day of jump races. I have never see any racing whether it be flat or jump. We were right up at the rail and had a first hand view of the jockeys riding by and finish. Also, I had a great time expanding my riding ability to jumping a course towards the end because I do not jump regularly when I take lessons. This experience is one that I would recommend to any college student wanting to see Scotland and meet some amazing staff.