Self-development and a look into the future January 08, 2023

By (anthropology and political science, Middlebury College) - abroad from 01/06/2022 to 04/17/2022 with

Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury – CMRS Oxford Humanities Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learnt about myself, my resilience and my future ambitions

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.

very rigorous program, a lot of resources but some stifled due to being temporary students. left to our own devices or to reach out when needed, independence emphasized

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

They were helpful and thoughtful but also were not as personable as would have liked. A lot of things that were difficult for us felt like a burden to them to have to handle.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Housing was good but isolating from Keble community

* Food:

We were not provided with food other than Keble college

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Not at all due to the program, only due to my own initiative

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Felt very safe

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

I would given my situation but ideally I would've liked to be more immersed in Middlebury


* 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? 50-70
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? bi-daily groceries


* 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
  • Resources
* What could be improved?
  • Pastoral Care
  • Social integration
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Difficulties of integration

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:


Course Department:
Instructor: Zobia Haq
Instruction Language:
Comments: It was perfectly set up, the best part about my experience. I loved the tutorial style and learnt a lot. Cherished forever.
Credit Transfer Issues: No
Course Name/Rating:

PSCI Modern Africa

Course Department: Political Science
Instructor: Jonathan Jackson
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Loved this course, the teaching and the support and confidence it gave me.
Credit Transfer Issues: no