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By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 08/30/2016 to 11/20/2016 with

Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury – CMRS Oxford Humanities Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was worthwhile, but it was not oriented toward my main academic studies

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? No

Would have liked the program itself to be more integrated into the host university and campus.


* 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)


* 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
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • 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?
  • The city
  • Being someplace new
  • The libraries
* What could be improved?
  • Integration with local community
  • Dorm/academic location
  • Separate living area from learning spaces
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That I would have rather lived with people outside of my program

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:

Course Department:
Instructor: Dalivalle
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It covered a lot of information, but professor Dalivalle did an amazing job of creating a narrative, selecting texts, describing art works and creating a syllabus that was very cohesive and exciting. Her lectures were incredibly exciting and fluid- probably because she herself is simply so full of knowledge on the subject of the Italian Renaissance. I participated more than I would have at my home institution, possibly because of the more intimate class size and her presentation of the material made it very approachable. We were assessed on a final paper and a presentation
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