A Great Experience! November 30, 2020

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 09/06/2020 to 12/11/2020 with

Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury – CMRS Oxford Humanities Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
- I learned to be spontaneous, I made many last-minute trips within the UK and to other European countries - I also managed my time much better since I had more freedom

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 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:

CMRS Building is at the end of an alleyway, with no lights. Felt slightly unsafe late at night when alone.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

- I enjoyed my courses, and I ensured that I hung out with both Midd students as well as local students.


* 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? 30-40 pounds
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Cook in bulk!


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes

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?
  • Location of dorm
  • Administrators were super friendly
* What could be improved?
  • Dorm Renovation
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? - That it would fly by!

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

Course Name/Rating:

HARC 0970 Art & Censorship

Course Department: Art History
Instructor: Marie-Louise Lillywhite
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Yes! Went on museum and college visits. Assessed through papers and presentations
Credit Transfer Issues:
Course Name/Rating:

PSCI 0200 Modern Africa

Course Department: Political Science
Instructor: Anna Bruzzone
Instruction Language: English
Comments: The readings were challenging.
Credit Transfer Issues: No.
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ENAM 0565 Modern British Drama

Course Department: Literature
Instructor: Rebecca Varley-Winter
Instruction Language: English
Comments: One on one conversations were helpful with the professor
Credit Transfer Issues: No.