Unforgettable Experience January 03, 2022

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 09/08/2021 to 12/03/2021 with

Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford - Visiting Students Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I greatly expanded my knowledge of the subject I studied through the rich one-on-one discussions with tutors. I was able to make use of the wide range of resources at Oxford to do in-depth research. The work I did each week was challenging but rewarding. I not only improved my reading and writing, but also my social and communication skills. By interacting with local students, faculty, and others, I was able to gain a deeper understanding of the culture and lifestyle at Oxford.

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 loved LMH for its rigorous academics, beautiful campus, close-knit community, and fun events. I would still choose LMH if I could do it all over again.


* 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)


* 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?
  • Academic rigor
  • Social events (formals)
  • Interactions with other visiting students as well as local students
* What could be improved?
  • More classes or events with other students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew more about how the tutorial system worked.

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!