Go to Lincoln Past Review

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 10/04/2011 to 06/15/2012 with

Lincoln College, University of Oxford - Visiting Students Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Academically it was extremely valuable. The people at Lincoln are great, and I look forward to going back as soon as I can. It is a great experience which I highly recommend.

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


* 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)

Oxford is expensive, as is the British pound at the moment. Eating meals in college helps.

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? Yes
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Eat and drink in college, shop at Tesco.


* 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
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • 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?
  • The people are very friendly, very welcoming and used to Middlebury students, and generally curious about America, in a nice way.
* What could be improved?
  • I wouldn't change anything
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Almost all of your academic and social life will take place in college. This is typical of the Oxford undergraduate experience. Lincoln is a great college, so this is a positive attribute of the program.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Victorian Literature

Course Department: English
Instructor: Dr Herford
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Dr Herford will go far out of his way to helpf you. The material is great, as it is in all the period classes. Wide reading from the reading list is expected, as is having essays done on time. But it is a great list, and Dr Herford will talk and talk about it with only the slightest prompting.
Credit Transfer Issues: None.
Course Name/Rating:

Renaissance Literature

Course Department: English
Instructor: Dr McCullough
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Dr McCullough is a brilliant man, and very nice. This is his field, and his enthusiasm for the material is infectious.
Credit Transfer Issues: None