Hi! So I've been lurking around this forum for a while trying to figure out more information about Edinburgh. I'm 95% sure I'm going to be there in the fall (my other option is Bristol but that's a very distant second).
Since my school doesn't have an exchange program with Edinburgh, I just applied directly to the university which is fine and all, but I don't know anyone else from my school that has gone to Edinburgh for study abroad. I have no idea where to live (self-catered vs dorms, proximities to class and social things, etc.) and want to get a better idea of what the social scene is like there.
I plan on taking math and politics courses while I'm in Edinburgh so that also kind of complicates things since I could either choose to live closer to the math classes or the politics ones or I could pick somewhere in between.
So what are the dorms like? The vibe I'm getting from when I've googled this stuff is that they are more expensive and the students usually come from wealthier backgrounds. That doesn't really bother me at all though because I've also heard that a good chunk of the exchange students also choose to live there.
And what are the self-catered flats like? I'm used to living in an apartment but I'm not a huge fan of the idea of living with a bunch of first-years.
And social life? Pubs/bars? Athletics? I'm a pretty big skiier too though I doubt I'll be able to get any skiing in this fall.
Thanks for any information you guys could give me!
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