More Than Just a Program with Oxford in the Name Past Review

By (English/Drama, Trinity University) for

Rhodes College: Oxford - British Studies at Oxford

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes, it was a beautiful, though challenging experience. The cultural opportunities are unparalleled and memorable.

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.

Reading load was at times too extreme (but that might, again, just betray my disdain for Milton).

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Very helpful.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Dining was fine, if you like dry English food.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Made good friends and orchestrated some interesting individual travel.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Mostly given complete independence, which worked fine in this instance.

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Drinking on campus is cheapest.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Cultural trips
  • Scheduling
  • Tutors
* What could be improved?
  • Day Trips
  • Work Load
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? When doing travel outside the program, stick to smaller groups and try to stay within your host country. You will get a more cohesive experience that way.