Expectedly Oxfordian Past Review

By (Economics, French, Wellesley College) - abroad from 01/16/2014 to 06/21/2014 with

St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford - Visiting Students Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Interesting tutorial system conducive to in-depth individual investigation. Really great traditions to take part in. Lots of available events to learn new things and meet new people (talks, society cocktails, balls, etc)

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.

Quite rigorous, amazing resources, great learning experience

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Very organized and flexible, on both logistical and academic issues

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Not in-college, but not too far and fairly comfortable

* Food:

Dinners provided in-college, usually rather bland, but formals are nice

* 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)

Dinners and some lunches are included so food expenses minimal. Other expenses would go toward optional social events


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

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Traditions
  • Academics
  • Social Scene
* What could be improved?
  • Housing location
  • Transportation around the University
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The frequency by which formalwear is necessary, i.e. bring at least one gown and lots of dresses

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.