Formative - full of personal growth, friendship, learning, and adventure! October 10, 2017

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 01/01/2018 to 04/14/2018 with

Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury – CMRS Oxford Humanities Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
An intensified focus on learning and balance in all aspects of my life

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:

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* 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

I made amazing friends, learned a lot, and regained excitement to further pursue my studies at my home institution.

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Unsure
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? No

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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  • 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?
  • Friendships
  • Tutorials
  • Location
* What could be improved?
  • Food
  • Duration, longer
  • Vacation, longer
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I felt very prepared.

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:

17th Century Dutch Painting

Course Department: Art History
Instructor: Emily Knight
Instruction Language: English
Comments: The course was designed to give one an excellent overview of the myriad genres of Dutch Painting as well as the influences upon Dutch Painting.
Credit Transfer Issues: I did not have a problem with this.
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20th Century British History

Course Department: History
Instructor: Peter Claus
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It was challenging yet very tailored to my interests. The course was very helping in finding my argumentative voice.
Credit Transfer Issues: This was not an issue.
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Literature of the English Country Home

Course Department: English
Instructor: Emma Salgård Cunha
Instruction Language: English
Comments: The field trips to the country homes perfectly accompanied the variety of English country home literature that we read. The class was only four students and our conversations flowed well.
Credit Transfer Issues: No problem with this.