Becoming an Oxford Man Past Review

By (Political Science and Government., Middlebury College) - abroad from 10/08/2012 to 06/14/2013 with

Lincoln College, University of Oxford - Visiting Students Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
To read and write (all over again) and to appreciate history as an academic discipline.

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?

Easy and accessible.

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $150
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Eat in hall, don't pick up a boy/girl friend if you're not willing/able to do fun things with them outside dining halls.


* 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 challenge
  • The atmosphere
  • The people
* What could be improved?
  • More clarity about grades
  • Perhaps more option to freely choose subjects or follow 2nd year course
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? -

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

History of the British Isles VII

Course Department: History
Instructor: Alana Harris
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Very challenging as a first course. Studied with the finest and learned everything to make the rest of the year go much smoother.
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General History III

Course Department: History
Instructor: Susan Brigden
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Very, unexpectedly, enjoyable. Mostly because of fantastic instruction and big topics to deal with. Assessment was through papers and a big collection at the end. Participation is enormous as tutorials were with 2 others.
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Course Department: History
Instructor: A. Harris, P. Gauci, S. Brigden
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Grappling with Tacitus, Machiavelli, Gibbon and Weber was most rewarding. Very challenging but fascinating. Teachers are all fantastic and require participation in 2 or 3 person tutorials. Assessment through papers and 'collections'.
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Theories of the State

Course Department: Politics
Instructor: Gauci, S. Brewitt-Taylor
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Understanding Aristotle, Rousseau, Hobbes and Marx is not a minor task but I feel like it was met through the help and inspiration of tutors. Majorly challenging and a fantastic course in every aspect. Assessment through papers (no collections).
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