A cultural immersion into the academic atmosphere of Oxford March 06, 2018

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 01/09/2017 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?
I gained an much more worldly mindset and perspective. I know can imagine myself living in Europe more long term in the future. It was very worthwhile.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

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* 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:

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* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

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)

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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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • International Students
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?
  • Academic rigor
  • Integration into Oxford University
  • Independence
* What could be improved?
  • Housing conditions
  • Housing location
  • Academic offerings
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had known how flexible the program is with allowing students to study areas outside of Medieval studies

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Italian Renaissance

Course Department: Art History
Instructor: Margaret Dalivalle
Instruction Language: English
Comments: The course was three people so it relied on class discussion. We were graded on participation and a final presentation and paper
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International Economic Governance

Course Department: Economics
Instructor: Yasmina Abouzzohour
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Evaluated based on weekly papers and participated in weekly one hour one on one meetings with the professor. It was very challenging.
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Developmental Economics

Course Department: Economics
Instructor: Donhatai Harris
Instruction Language: English
Comments: The course was challenging but the material was incredibly interesting and the teacher was very knowledgable. The course was a one on one tutorial where I was evaluated based upon weekly papers.
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