Philosophy, Marmite, Crew, and a Pub January 22, 2021

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 09/01/2021 to 04/15/2019 with

Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury – CMRS Oxford Humanities Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Beyond academics, I learned about English history and culture, about shopping and cooking for oneself, about independent travel, etc.

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? Yes

Great academics, good program heads, one on one classes are unparalleled. Oxford is an amazing place, and I got to keep my home institution's financial aid.


* 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? 100 quid
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Pubs are great, but beware the price tag.


* 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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  • Other
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
  • Peers
  • Oxford
* What could be improved?
  • Integation with Oxford students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Better time budgeting.

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:


Course Department: Philosophy
Instructor: Jonathan Turner
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Very challenging, more rewarding. One of the best courses I've ever taken.
Credit Transfer Issues: No.
Course Name/Rating:

Philosophy of Language

Course Department: Philosophy
Instructor: Jonathon McIntosh
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Wonderful introduction to core philosophy of language ideas; Jonathon was one of the most intelligent humans I've ever conversed with.
Credit Transfer Issues: No