all of oxford minus exams (good) August 08, 2019

By (Brandeis University) - abroad from 09/30/2019 to 06/30/2019 with

Hertford College, University of Oxford - Visiting Students Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
i gained a lot of valuable insights and tools for moving forward in my area of study (philosophy) and in life (academic, social, emotional, creative, etc.). it was definitely worthwhile.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* 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

i met the love of my life

Finances

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? about $125/week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? eat at the dining hall when desperate.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • the flexibility
  • the people
  • the general environment
* What could be improved?
  • the food
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? it's really up to you to make the most out of what is there. be aware of boundaries but don't be afraid to push them when necessary.