Learning about museums in Oxford. Past Review

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 05/28/2019 to 06/29/2019 with

Middlebury Museum Studies in Oxford

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was worthwhile. Museum studies is not an easy subject to find programs for. This program answered a lot of my questions about the field and opened my eyes to a lot of new things about museums.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 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? I don't know
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Keep track of you expenses.


* 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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  • 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?
  • The instructors/ Administration
  • Oxford
  • the museum trips
* What could be improved?
  • more drinking water taps
  • make it easier to check out books from fenley library
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? nothing I can think of.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

To help future students find programs attended by like-minded individuals, please choose the profile that most closely represents you.
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: Museum Studies
Instructor: Oliver Cox
Instruction Language: English
Comments: The field trips were fantastic. The instructor lead the course very well. I enjoyed both the field trips and the lectures a lot. The instructor was always well prepared, and I felt comfortable participating in class. He was very open and friendly. I would gladly take a course with him again. The homework was manageable as was the final assessment.
Credit Transfer Issues: No
Course Name/Rating:

How British museums work

Course Department: Museum Studies
Instructor: Hannah Lyons
Instruction Language: English
Comments: This was a very good course. I learned a lot from the instructor about the topic. Her background and experience in museums was very evident, and she was a very good instructor as well. I feel that I participated a good amount in her class and felt comfortable doing so. The field trips were relevant and interesting. the assessments were well planned and good over all.
Credit Transfer Issues: no