I'm an American student who was recently admitted into St. Andrews to study IR and Film Studies. I have wanted to attend this school for a very long time (I was rejected out of high school, I reapplied as a transfer my freshman year in college and got in) but I had a few questions about the school for any americans that go there.
I assume there's no thanksgiving break or any other break in mid / november. Does this ever make you feel distanced from your friends or family back home?
what do you think of St Andrews method of teaching and does it seem as effective as the teaching methods in the US?
I hear American's are able to get in to the school having lower grades than their UK/European counterparts. Does this give them a bad rep at the school with their fellow peers?
Thanks for any help guys!