Not a conventional abroad experience/program but still incredible! August 03, 2022

By (Political Science, Middlebury College) - abroad from 01/04/2022 to 04/16/2022 with

Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury – CMRS Oxford Humanities Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I truly loved my experience at Oxford!

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.

I loved the one-on-one tutorials, however, I found having a seminar as well to be a little too much and unnecessary. The tutorials are extremely special.

* 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?

Hard to feel integrated with the university living in St. Michael's Hall.

* 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


* 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? It varied by the week but around 80 pounds a week.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Buy groceries!


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

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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  • 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 tutorials
  • The city
  • The independence
* What could be improved?
  • Integration with Keble college
  • The seminar
  • commonwealth vs st mikes split
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew how important it would've been to manage my time better and not put too much pressure on myself to befriend locals.

Individual Course Reviews

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Comments: The professor was so lovely, but the course itself was not great. The format was ineffective and the material was not great.
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