Unforgettable experience where I learned to challenge myself and grow January 13, 2020

By (University of San Francisco) - abroad from 09/03/2019 to 12/14/2019 with

Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury – CMRS Oxford Humanities Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how to be more independent and become confident in my academic and study skills. It was worthwhile but I wish we had more time to do the research papers. For the first we had 3 weeks for the second we had 3 days

Personal Information

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

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?

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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

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?

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

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The tutorial style classes
  • Being able to still be a part of Oxford community
* What could be improved?
  • Residential facilities should be updated
  • The seminar research paper should not be worth 50 percent of our grade because we only get 3.5 days to write 4000 words
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew to go to more society meetings and be more involved

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!