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Oxbridge Academic Programs: New York - The New York College Experience

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained anew perspective on the world and how I should think about how the world works. I got to learn about different cultures and add them to mine.

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The teachers supply you with all the esources that you will need for your homework, class work and projects. You are only supposed to get 2 hours of homework from your major class so that you are able to have tome to explore the city. The projects are also not to challenging but enough that you are engaged and try your hardest.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The administration never felt like an administration and more of your friends and helped make it sooooo enjoyable.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The dorms were very nice and the double rooms had plenty of space. The bathrooms were pretty good and there were lounges on every floor with a fridge, sink, oven, and microwave. There was also plenty of closet space to hold everything.

* Food:

We were supplied with morning and breakfast in the dining hall and there was always a special so that there was variety. For lunch, we had to get it ourselves but there were plenty of fast food and sit down restaurants within walking distance and for some low costs.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Everyone you met was from someplace different and it was so much fun getting to know what other people’s homes and cultures were like. Learning Australian slang is hard. Also, we get chances to talk about our homes in our classes and better expose peers.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

In case of emergency, everyone was given the Deans’ numbers. Also, their is supposed to be a nurse in the dorm building at all times if you are not feeling well but they are not allowed to give you medicine. If you have a more serious injury, there is a hospital 4 blocks away that you are torn to.

* Safety:

Everyone gets an ID that lets them into the dining hall and dorm building. Everyone is supposed to not leave campus unless they are with at least one other person. Also, if you want to leave campus with family you are supposed to be signed out and have your guardians email the administration approving it. Everyone was also given numbers to call in case of emergency.

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

New York had so much too offer and I loved that I had the ability to make such good friends and explore my favorite place with them.


* 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)

I personally had a hard time not spending money due to everything New York had to offer and sometimes was able to spend minimal amounts of money but spent an excessive amount on another day.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $200
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Save Spending money for at least 6 months in advance.


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

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  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Freedom
  • Friends
  • Campus Life
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? To have been less shy the first night and have made friends the first night.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:


Course Department:
Instructor: Taylor Beck
Instruction Language: English
Comments: I loved this class so much. Taylor helped make the class feel like a home and because of that class I have some of my best friends. We also wrote a few articles throughout the courses on stuff from a random conversation that we over heard to gun violence in the USA. This class made 18 hours of 2 and a half hour classes feel like absolutely nothing. Flying rat magazine!!!!!!!!!
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