A Fantastic Experience March 27, 2023

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 08/08/2022 to 12/15/2022 with

Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury – CMRS Oxford Humanities Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot about how to be independent and learn in a different style.

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.

It was very intense but very informative and fun. The courses were highly challenging.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The admin was fantastic. They were very kind and helpful with all aspects.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The housing was very good as well.

* Food:

Having a kitchen was very helpful in preparing your own meals.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I really put myself out there and went to a variety of football games so highly integrated.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Had no experiences with health issues.

* Safety:

Pretty safe.

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)

A bit challenging but doable.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • N/A
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Other

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Oxford Living
  • Nandos
  • Premier League Games
* What could be improved?
  • Food
  • Informational Awareness
  • N/A
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That it would be so awesome. Apply with no hesitation!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:


Course Department: English
Instruction Language: English
Comments: The course was very challenging but good for people who want more exposure to poetry and the art form.
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Course Name/Rating:

Revolutionaries in 19th Century

Course Department: Political Science
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Fantastic course in terms of learning and doing the readings. As someone with no experience in the field, l learned a lot.
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Modern Africa

Course Department: Political Science
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Fantastic course. This was my favorite course of the program. The teacher is very understanding and helpful.
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