Loved it! Past Review

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 05/28/2018 to 06/29/2018 with

Middlebury Museum Studies in Oxford

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a ton about careers in Museum Studies, and about British culture and history.

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

This is one of the only purely Museum Studies programs that you can do abroad and Oxford is an absolutely amazing place to study.


* 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? Probably about $75 and I was being pretty thrifty.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Cook whenever you possibly can!


* 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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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • I LOVED the staff!
  • The field trips
  • Oxford itself
* What could be improved?
  • The final project was kind of a bummer
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? You don't actually have to do all the readings that they assign you so don't be stressed even though it looks intimidating!

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!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Perspectives on Heritage

Course Department:
Instructor: Oliver Cox
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It was great! Field trips were fun and relevant, Ollie was an absolute riot, and the classes were a lot of fun and went by quickly although they were long. Not very much work at all, just two assignments for the whole month.
Credit Transfer Issues: No!
Course Name/Rating:

How British Museums Work

Course Department:
Instructor: Hannah Lyons
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It was great! Hannah is so fabulous and knowledgable and fun. The field trips were great, basically just walking around museums. Class time was mostly discussion which I really liked.
Credit Transfer Issues: Nope!