Quite nice Past Review

By (Middlebury College) - 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?
Absolutely worthwhile, great academic experience.

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 choose a more integrated Oxford program, and one with fewer administrative issues.


* 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)

Oxford is expensive


* 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
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?
  • Academics, by far
  • Friends I made
  • Living in Oxford
* What could be improved?
  • Facilities need big improvements, especially kitchen. Far too many heating, water, and other issues.
  • Administration
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Should have known to travel immediately during four-week research course.

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:

British Politics Since 1945

Course Department: PSCI
Instructor: Tudor Jones
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Some aspects outdated--including books and sources used. Not much feedback on writing.
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Course Department: ENAM
Instructor: Edwina Christie
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Truly outstanding tutor and material. One of the best in my undergraduate career.
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19th Century Revolutionaries

Course Department: HIST
Instructor: Michael Drolet
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Clearly not a history course by American/Middlebury standards. This should have been explained. Really should receive PSCI credit as a political theory course. Otherwise mostly enjoyable.
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