The most fun thing I've done over summer ever! Past Review

By (Berkshire School) - abroad from 07/05/2015 to 08/02/2015 with

Oxbridge Academic Programs: Oxford - The Oxford Tradition

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot from both my classes about War in World History and also about Speech and Debate. I also learned how fun it is to have friends from all over the world.

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I learned so much in the classroom and the trips outside of the class room were amazing.

* 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?

* 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)

It was only a four week program and we wanted to try out the multicultural cuisine of Oxford so we spent 80ish pounds per week. But if you didn't want to explore the cuisine as much you could get away with half that or less.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 80 Pounds on food


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

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  • Americans
  • International Students
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?
  • The students wanted to learn.
  • The teachers were friendly and fun to talk to.
  • Exploring what it's like to study in city in a foreign country.
* What could be improved?
  • Ease of connecting with former students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? No dress code.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

War in World History

Course Department: History
Instructor: Stefano Marcuzzi
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It was an extremely fun and challenging course. I learned so much about the worlds past. The teacher made great use of the location and took us to visit Christ's Church where the King stayed during the British Civil War. The teacher was extremely knowledgable about the subject and was well prepared every day with slide shows and video excerpt about famous military victories. He also offered after class movie nights which I went to every available time, something I might not do for every class at my boarding school. We were assessed mainly on our discussion contribution and participation in class and a presentation we had to give to the class.
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Speech and Debate

Course Department:
Instructor: Micheal Rhimes
Instruction Language: English
Comments: A very challenging class that taught me a lot about Speech and Debate. Michael was a great teacher and helped us with our debating and speech writing skills.
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