Oxford U - Lincoln College: Minus COVID, Great Experience! August 13, 2021

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 10/12/2020 to 06/19/2021 with

Lincoln College, University of Oxford - Visiting Students Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned to think in a new way and greatly improved my writing.

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

Finances

* 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)

Language

* 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
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Intellectual rigor
  • Challenging materials
  • Really smart students
* What could be improved?
  • COVID protocols
  • Integration of American study abroad students into Oxford classes with Oxford (non study abroad) students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How quickly that the year would go by. The benefits of throwing yourself into the readings, the essays and the way of learning.

Individual Course Reviews

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Comparative Political Economy

Course Department: Politics / PPE
Instructor: Robin
Instruction Language: English
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Comments: Great class with really interesting materials and discussions. Unfortunately, unlike in my other economics courses, the study abroad students were all placed into the same class and given different assignments/readings. While it was great to meet other Americans, it was disappointing that I didn't learn the more technical aspects of development nor did I feel like I got the Oxford experience as a result.
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Politics in the Middle East

Course Department: Politics / PPE
Instructor: Sila
Instruction Language: English
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Politics in China

Course Department: Politics / PPE
Instructor: Barclay
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Great! It was my introduction to PPE and Oxford, and the one-on-one direction was fantastic. I learned so much about different aspects of Politics in China, and was even inspired to continue my studies back at Middlebury.
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Game Theory

Course Department: Economics / PPE
Instructor: Simon
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Very challenging and math heavy. The class moved quickly, and I didn't feel prepared for the course with my Middlebury economics background. I learned a lot though - especially how smart the other students were!
Credit Transfer Issues: No issues transferring credit!