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By (Philosophy, Wellesley College) - abroad from 09/05/2022 to 12/08/2022 with

Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury – CMRS Oxford Humanities Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I suppose I learned how to work under major time crunches and heavy workloads, as well as how to balance that with other activities.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

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?

It's an old building (of course to be expected of Oxford) with no elevator, which is rather inconvenient for transporting luggage and just generally entering and exiting the building.

* 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


* 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? $40


* 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?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Friendliness/helpfulness of administration
  • Easy access to university activities
* What could be improved?
  • More prior explanation about the research course
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? You don't need to convert/bring cash to England. Some local stores in Oxford don't even accept cash; contactless is the way to go.