It was a challenging experience for me. Past Review

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 08/31/2017 to 12/10/2017 with

Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury – CMRS Oxford Humanities Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a great deal about Politics.

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? No


* 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)

We cooked for ourselves in the JCR.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $150-$200/week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? If you cook for yourself, you'll save some money.


* 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
  • International Students
* 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The history of Oxford
  • Oxford Entrepreneurs Club
  • Oxford University Salsa Club
* What could be improved?
  • Getting students more involved in local/Oxford activities and events
  • Giving students more feedback on their work to provide them with direction
  • Assigning students to advisors while at the program, so that they can be supported in case of any academic or other issues.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had known that there wouldn't be any feedback given to students during the term other than commentary on their work. I would have certainly been able to adjust my work according to more specific points instead of not knowing exactly what was going wrong.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

International Relations

Course Department: Political Science
Instructor: Yasmina Abuzzohour
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It was a challenging class, and I participated in class more than I would have at my home institution. I was assesses on papers.
Credit Transfer Issues: No, I didn't need to transfer this credit.