Oxford is neat! Past Review

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 09/02/2019 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?
This program was a great intellectual experience. I learned a lot, and improved my written and oral argument skills significantly. The tutorial system as a really neat way to learn.

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:

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? Yes


* 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?

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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

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The tutorial system
  • The historic city
  • The incredible libraries and resources
* What could be improved?
  • The dorm kitchen facilities
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The research course is a great opportunity to explore Oxford and the UK. Once term begins, free time becomes scarce. It would have been nice to know in advance to take advantage of that time.

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

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Course Department: Philosophy
Instructor: Leo Boonzaier
Instruction Language: English
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EU Politics

Course Department: Political Science
Instructor: Martin Gellerman
Instruction Language: English
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