Eye opening experience September 02, 2018

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 10/02/2017 to 06/08/2018 with

Oxford Study Abroad Programme (OSAP): Oxford - Study Abroad at Oxford University

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I broadened my horizon and experienced a very different kind of university culture, it was very worthwhile.

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Most of the classes I took were academically rigorous.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Can be a bit slow replying to emails.

* 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

Yes, I very much enjoyed Oxford culture.

Finances

* 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)

Language

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

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  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • We take classes with oxford students
  • We only need a major and minor tutorial every term
* What could be improved?
  • More social events for the exchange students
  • Orientation specifically for exchange students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Academic expectation can be very different.

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.