Challenging But Rewarding Past Review

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 10/11/2016 to 06/16/2016 with

Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford - Visiting Students Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained a lot of skills I don't I would have writing well and quickly, or independent research.

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 made good friends, and I really think I improved in my academics/writing.


* 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? 80 pounds or so
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Try to cook instead of eating 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?

Select all that apply

  • Local 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?
  • Academics
  • Living at LMH
  • The events and community
* What could be improved?
  • I wish I'd had more structure in the beginning to force myself to make local friends
  • More Wellesley specific events (I got really homesick at some point)
  • It was really expensive
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I'd known how easy it was to shut myself off from everyone because of the workload.