A brutally rewarding academic experience. January 20, 2020

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 09/04/2019 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 loved being in England. Also the academics really, really pushed me to a higher level.

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.

Such an intense semester. Only disappointment was the research course and seminar--not equivalent to a Middlebury course.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

I cooked for myself.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Getting integrated took work. I did well because of my activities but others did not.

* 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 would not do it for another semester, but I would do it all again. I have no regrets and loved my time abroad.


* 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? 60lbs? possibly more


* 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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  • Other
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?
  • Keble College friends
  • Tutorials
  • Exploring the country
* What could be improved?
  • Meals
  • More free time
  • more travel with program
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? You will be in the library most days.

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:

Modern African Politics

Course Department: PSCI
Instructor: Anna Bruzzone
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Bruzzone is awesome. Great class!
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