Scotland: Traveling Around

My name is Paige and I have been studying abroad in Scotland at the University of Dundee since January. I have really enjoyed my study abroad experience and have been given the opportunity to make friends with people from all over the world. I have become close with people from many different continents including South America, Europe, and Australia. I would say my favorite part of studying in Europe has been how affordable it has been to take trips and see the rest of Europe while I’ve been here. I have managed to take trips to various other European cities including Paris, Dublin, London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Krakow, Prague, Amsterdam, and Rome. I think my favorite would have to be Rome, but probably because the weather was so beautiful and living in Scotland has really made me appreciate the sun since we rarely see it here. I have also found the UK school system to be very different from the American system, and it has been very challenging. The grading is very different as well as the teaching styles. Overall my experience has been very rewarding.

Below is a picture I took of a dog in Paris getting his portrait done, which I thought was really cute.

The next picture is of Dunnottar Castle in Scotland, which I visited in February.

The next picture is of me at Villa d’Este in Tivoli, Italy.

As well as one more picture I took while visiting the Auschwitz-birkenau museum while I was in Poland, which was a day that weighted heavy on my heart but it was important to me to see and acknowledge it.

Pagie Tester

University of Dundee, Scotland

Spring 2013