Challenging but Amazing! June 09, 2020

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 08/12/2019 to 04/13/2020 with

Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury – CMRS Oxford Humanities Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Academically I learned time management, and my research and writing improved tremendously. I also played a sport which was a great way to meet people.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

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* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

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* Housing:

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* Social & Cultural Integration:

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* Health Care:

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* 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
* 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?
  • Courses
  • City life
  • Being able to travel
* What could be improved?
  • Integration with local students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? It was academically very challenging but very rewarding at the same time!

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.

Individual Course Reviews

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British Art and Architecture 1790-1840

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British Politics

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African Politics

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Viking Archeology

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