A Great Academic Opportunity February 26, 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 believe that I not only became a much better reader and writer while at CMRS, but was also given the opportunity to mature intellectually in a way distinct from the rest of my experiences in college. The encouragement given by both staff and fellow students to engage with topics which I found interesting helped me to 'come out of my shell' and be more willing to debate, think reflectively, and stand my ground while discussing controversial topics.

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?

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* 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?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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

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  • Americans
  • International Students
  • Other
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The academic experience of Oxford.
* What could be improved?
  • Engagement with local students.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Nothing, especially. I had a strong sense of what would be required of me going into the program, so I feel like I was prepared enough to succeed without too many difficulties.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

To help future students find programs attended by like-minded individuals, please choose the profile that most closely represents you.
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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The Inklings

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Revolutionary Europe

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Instructor: Michael Drolet
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Reformation Europe

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Instructor: Tracey Sowerby
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Research Course

Course Department: History
Instructor: Leif Dixon
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