The CMRS program was the most rewarding semester of my life. Past Review

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 01/05/2017 to 04/14/2017 with

Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury – CMRS Oxford Humanities Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I had never spent a significant amount of time abroad, so on top of the academic learning, I was able to get to know a part of the world I had never been exposed to before. I left feeling like I truly knew Oxford.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

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

The opportunity to live in Oxford and learn within that system was remarkable.


* 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)

Oxford is a pretty expensive place in general, even if you're trying to spend intelligently.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Appx. $120
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Make sure to keep track of everything you're spending on, and the exchange rate. It can add up without you realizing it.


* 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Tutorials.
  • Access to the Bodleian Libraries.
  • Exploring the city of Oxford.
* What could be improved?
  • Integration with the local students.
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* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Nothing comes to mind.

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:

Middle Ages on Cinema

Course Department: FMMC
Instructor: Bernard Gowers
Instruction Language: English
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Britain on Film

Course Department: FMMC
Instructor: Aurelia Annat
Instruction Language: English
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Shakespeare II

Course Department: ENAM
Instructor: Ralph Hanna III
Instruction Language: English
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