Best Experience of my life!!!!!!! Past Review

By (Biology, General., University of Texas - San Antonio) - abroad from 09/28/2011 to 06/20/2012 with

Arcadia: Oxford - University of Oxford

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Very worthwhile and character building. Learned much about the culture and foreign education.

Review Photos

Arcadia: Oxford - Oxford University Photo

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Excellent University to visit. Lots of work, good professors, and lots of resources.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Got moved around between each term to a new room. but had the same room, which was nice for the entire term.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Britain is very expensive to live in.

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $180
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Buy groceries and cook for yourself.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Academics
  • Rowing
* What could be improved?
  • Host Syllabuses
  • Layout of fees
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The extra costs involved to stay between terms.