Rigorous academics July 19, 2022

By (International Politics and Economics, Middlebury College) - abroad from 09/08/2021 to 04/14/2022 with

Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury – CMRS Oxford Humanities Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It improved my writing.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I enjoyed the courses in this program, although I wish there were more options for the seminars.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

They shut down one of the kitchens because people left a mess, which was not fair to everyone else. This action did not prevent further mess, it just made the one kitchen available even messier.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

The GP the program is connected with often turns students away, and the administration offered very little advice to solve this issue/prevent students from being hung up on when trying to schedule an appointment. They also offered very little support in emergency situations/do not prepare students to navigate the nearby hospitals especially those not enrolled in the healthcare system due to lack of a visa.

* Safety:

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

I would do it again for the academics.


* 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)


* 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Academics/ Courses
* What could be improved?
  • Housing
  • Healthcare Education
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? N/A

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

British Politics

Course Department: Political Science
Instructor: Tudor Jones
Instruction Language: English
Credit Transfer Issues: