PPE at Oxford Past Review

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 10/03/2016 to 06/17/2017 with

Lincoln College, University of Oxford - Visiting Students Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learnt how to do independent study. I learnt how to manage writing 4000 words a week and still have a life. I engaged with my subject in a very focused and in-depth manner, and I really enjoyed that.

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 60 pounds


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • 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?
  • Variety of choice
  • One on one classes
  • academic rigor
* What could be improved?
  • organization
  • transparency
  • expense!!
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? that someone before me wrote a similar review...I didn't see any reviews of PPE when I embarked on this program although I knew that it had definitely been done by a Midd student before. would have been helpful to know what the people before me thought/which classes they took

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

International Relations

Course Department: Political Science
Instructor: Leandra Bias
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Leandra focuses on critical theory, which is not something that is easily found in Oxford. Would highly recommend taking this class with her
Credit Transfer Issues: