Past Review

By (Geography and Cartography., Vassar College) for

IFSA: Oxford - Oxford University

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I became a better student.

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.

The workload was heavy, the grading system was tough, but experience was excellent.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

They played only a minor role in by experience

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

They placed us in an essentially different city.

* Food:

Its England.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

There was essentially no culture shock because England and the U.S. are pretty similar in a lot of ways.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I never felt unsafe.

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)

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I would suggest that any serious American student take advantage of this excellent opportunity to be totally immersed in a unique and satisfying academic experience.