Great Year at LMH! Past Review

By (English, Wellesley College) - abroad from 10/09/2014 to 06/20/2014 with

Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford - Visiting Students Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
The tutorial system, though difficult, encouraged me to learn so much. Many of the topics I chose were very specific topics that a smaller university may not have offered, so being able to be tutored from tutors all over Oxford University was great.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The rooms were spacious, but frequently so cold that I couldn't stay in the room. The view was great, though!

* 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)

The dining hall wasn't open for a few meals on the weekends, so I spent about $15 per week on food in addition to the meal plan.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $25 ($15 grocery store, $10 going out)


* 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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  • Other
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?
  • Living on campus with British students
  • Tutorial system
  • Oxford architecture
* What could be improved?
  • No recommendations
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Prices for food are a bit higher in Oxford than America

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!