Equine Summer Program in Scotland - Adelante Abroad

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Interested in enhancing your equestrian knowledge over the summer? Team up with Adelante to study abroad in Scotland in this truly unique program. Riders have the opportunity to verse themselves in 'British' style equestrianism.

Classroom instruction includes Equine Anatomy and Physiology & Fitness. Also, candidates experience practical and hands-on exercises outside of the classroom. A total of 6 U.S. college credits will be transferable upon completion of the program.

This program gives you a one-of-a-kind experience at an extremely affordable price. Exploration of Scotland is an individual endeavor, but Adelante encourages you to utilize their provided resources during your study abroad trip.

For more details, click on "Visit Site" or if you're ready to fill out an application, click on "Get Started" above. Adelante's support team is excited to hear from you!

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Reviews

89%
based on 66 reviews
  • Academics 7.1
  • Support 8.4
  • Fun 7.4
  • Housing 7.8
  • Safety 9.5
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Lexie
10/10

Studying....Abroad....

Day to day was great for me personally. The classes were in order and I loved a new adventure to seek for everyday. One of the instructors took us on a field trip to the Morris Center which was completely overwhelming and AWESOME. I learned so much just by getting out of the classroom. I love going on excursions and the scenery is beautiful. Not an opportunity to miss out on.

How can this program be improved?
more information on the scheduling. I understand that it's hard to keep a schedule for a whole month, but a more descriptive plan would be good.
Yes, I recommend
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Emma
9/10

Scotland Study Abroad

My experiences in Scotland have been amazing and are irreplaceable. The campus grounds are beautiful and have many paths to walk on. I encountered no problems, but wish we could have spent more time with the students at Oatridge. Nevertheless, I still met many great friends and hope I can come back to Scotland soon.

How can this program be improved?
More time with the students and more time to explore Scotland
Yes, I recommend
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Chenoa
10/10

If Only We Had Longer

This trip was fantastic, I made so many friends and I don't want to leave!! The day to day schedule was pretty structured and the weekends all had planned outings. Riding and classes were fun and our free evenings we could go into town or do anything we wanted
to do. The Scottish students are very friendly and this trip is the best option!!

How can this program be improved?
Maybe longer with the students and a longer program in general
Yes, I recommend
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M.
9/10

Amazing experience, but you won't actually learn very much

Fun, awesome trip in Scotland with really nice people. The first two weeks the students were still around, and we really enjoyed meeting and spending time with them. After it quieted down it was less fun, so my one recommendation would be to adjust the timing of the program so that the Scottish students were still around for the whole thing. But good fun, organized trips and the freedom to go into Edinburgh and do other things during the evening and on the free weekend.

Yes, I recommend
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Animal
9/10

Scotland 2015

I very much enjoyed my trip to Scotland this summer. I would definitely recommend this program for anyone wanting to study abroad or just to simply have a great time! It was well worth the trip. I very much enjoyed the teachers and how friendly and welcoming they are. The country is absolutely beautiful and I'm so glad that I chose this program. Being so interested in equine helped me quickly adapt to the routine here. The riding staff are super helpful and informative. It is lovely to visit a place where everyone is so friendly.

How can this program be improved?
The cleaning done on the dorms is very minimal and sometimes none is done at all. I would recommend some better management of the dorms and hospitality.
Yes, I recommend
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Animal
8/10

Scotland

I would recommend this program to any horse lovers. For a girl who has never sat in an English saddle until this trip, it is worth it. I learned so much about riding and just equine in general. Fitness class is a lot of work but if you keep up with it, it really isn't so bad. Physiology class is a review of things we've already done in school so it was a nice refresher. The students on campus were so much fun to get to know and hangout with. Going to spend a night out in the city is definitely worth it and all the other gorgeous places you get to see make up for the little social aspect you get. You get out of this trip what you put in. It is a great experience for all!

How can this program be improved?
I think more riding time could be worked in and maybe more social events that are planned. We were on our own to fend for ourselves a lot. Also the accommodations could have been cleaned and kept up a little more for us. Towels and things were never replaced like we were told unless we went to go ask ourselves.
Yes, I recommend
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Cheyenne
9/10

Equine Study Abroad

We're now in the third week and the program is coming to an end. Riding has been great, we started jumping! This past weekend we went to the Perth Gold Cup Races. It was amazing seeing steeplechasing. This weekend we are able to go wherever we want. Almost done with all the class work so we are soon enough done. It has been pretty great.

How can this program be improved?
There's a huge lack in communication between the staff and students.
Yes, I recommend
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Jamie
8/10

Scotland Equine 2014

There were a lot of good and frustrating experiences. We got to experience the local culture while the actual students were still on the campus, and attend a Scottish dance where we were able to listen to Scottish music and learn Scottish dances. The horse barn was right next to our dorm and we got to see them minimum once every other day. The trips were very cool and you got to see a lot of the country which is beyond gorgeous. The staff (for the most part) were really really nice and friendly. The teachers were nice, and the classes were interesting. And the food was fairly good for cafeteria style, as well as the rooms were pretty big for dorm style.
The downsides are that communication between people in charge is very lacking, which caused a lot of problems for us and was easily the worst part of this experience. The riding was next, although the last week of riding was really fun and fantastic, the previous 3 weeks were frustrating and a lot more like a summer camp for inexperienced riders. They tell us that the location is close to Edinburgh, but its a good 40minute minimum taxi ride that will cost you a lot of money. You are very much on a rural campus with nothing around you, so if you want to go to a town or city be prepared to pay for the transportation. One of our teachers was amazing, while the other was slightly frustrating even though she still tried to be helpful. I had already had most of these classes so most of the content was just review for me. Also, there is little free time, and we were told we would have Sundays off, which wasn't the case, so a lot of little trips I wanted to make myself weren't able to happen which was a bummer.
Overall I feel like this program has a lot of potential and hopefully with all of our feedback can grow in areas that they are lacking in. And although I'm not sure I would recommend this specific program to someone, I am definitely glad I came and enjoyed my time here.

No, I don't recommend
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TrustyRusty
6/10

Rural Equine Program

The teachers of the courses were absolutely wonderful and knowledgeable, and the classes were open, relaxed, and included a balance of lecture, discussion, and hands-on application. Additionally, the classes involved some great field trip opportunities.

The riding facilities are top-notch, and the grounds of the campus are beautiful. However, the college is very isolated, especially with all of the other students being gone for the summer. Any fun social activities require some exploring and often hefty cab fares.

Response from Adelante Abroad

Thank you for your comments and for taking the time to write this review. It sounds like overall you had a very enjoyable time in Scotland.

It is unfortunate that you felt isolated - on our website and materials we state that the program is based on a college campus "in the Scottish countryside just outside the historic city of Edinburgh." It is about 15 miles to the centre of Edinburgh and in past years our candidates have used public transport or shared a taxi and the cost to get in to the city. Based on your comments we will update our materials to make the location of the college campus more clear.

We really appreciate your input and hope that when you look back on your experience, if the only real negative was the location, then you will find yourself recommending the program to others.

Thank you.

Team Adelante

No, I don't recommend
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Jane
4/10

Scotland's RURAL College

This program is wonderful, but misleading. The campus is clean and safe but truly in the middle of nowhere, prepare to feel very isolated. You must really love horses to enjoy this trip or you will not get much out of this program.

Response from Adelante Abroad

The Equine Summer program, as stated on our website, takes place at a campus "in the Scottish countryside just outside the historic city of Edinburgh". It is 15 miles to the centre of Edinburgh, but yes, you will need to use public transport or a taxi to get there. In past years candidates have shared a taxi and so shared the cost.

It is an equine study program at an agricultural college so of course will not be in a city and we hope that our candidates will do some research prior to their program to establish these kinds of details.

We hope that your love of horses means that overall you did enjoy your trip! Based on your comments and those of others this year, we will add to our information to make it more clear the location of the college campus.

Thank you for your input!

Team Adelante

No, I don't recommend
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Emily
8/10

Equine Science Program

Overall I have a very fun time in Scotland at the Equine Summer Program. The people I met were amazing and will be lifelong friends! Our day started out typically with class after breakfast and either another class after lunch or riding depending on the day. On some nights and every weekend we had excursions that were very interesting and fun. The horses were very fun and I enjoyed getting to ride as many as possible. There was a bit of confusion or miscommunication with the college staff the first few weeks such as planned times being wrong, being further from the city than expected, and not following our itinerary but it ultimately didn't ruin the experience. I really enjoyed my time here in Scotland.

How can this program be improved?
Make sure that Adelante and Oatridge college are on the same page about more of the smaller details such as contacts for who we can reach here and our plans while being here.
Yes, I recommend
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Kelli
9/10

Review

The experience was good, it allowed me to get out of my comfort zone. However sometimes it was challenging. The food is okay, and some of the staff are helpful, and some are not. Sometimes there was a lack of communication that it was hard to know what we were doing until the day of or right before. Otherwise this was a good experience, the weekend trips were fun and a new experience.

How can this program be improved?
Communication in the college to students and being able to communicate with the staff.
Yes, I recommend
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Dani
8/10

Equine Scotland

Overall, this has been a fun and worth while experience. The campus is small and easily navigated, the stables are right on campus, and the scenery is beautiful. The classes are well taught and manageable in conjunction with sight seeing and nights out. Communication was a big issue, though, as few of us had access to a phone that called in country and there weren't any readily available on campus. Communication between staff was difficult, as well. Accommodations and food are typical college dorm style: Adequate. There were also many logistical hiccups during the month here, but they were ultimately just minor annoyances.

How can this program be improved?
More activity options in the evenings after class, more organization and communication between staff and students
Yes, I recommend
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Caitlin
9/10

Equine Program Review

The overall experience here was great. I learned a lot throughout the classes in the short time we were here and also about Scotland through the visit. The girls here all bonded instantly and during our stay, it will be hard to leave. There were only a few things that were not what I expected. The riding was great but I was under the impression that we would be able to jump more but that only happened at the third week, once a week. Also for the weekend visits to the different towns, a lot of us wanted to stay just a couple hours later and had to get a taxi. A suggestion for a trip would be to organize a trail ride for the group. A few of us went to Exmoor Pony Rides in Glen-Devon and had a blast! It would be great if this was incorporated into the program for future students.

How can this program be improved?
See review comments, I put suggestions there.
Yes, I recommend
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Hannah
8/10

Equine Science Program

If you love horses then this is a really great experience! The overall program was great and I had a lot of fun. The classes weren't difficult and the horses we rode were great. We also had tons of cool activities that we got to go do. There were little problems that occurred during the trip that made things a little difficult. I don't think any of us realized that we would be so out of the way of Edinburgh so it was hard for us to go into the city as much as we wanted. While all of our teachers were amazing, some of the staff was lacking in communication with each other.

How can this program be improved?
New mattresses are a must.
Yes, I recommend

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