An absolutely amazing semester abroad! Past Review

By (Neuroscience and Economics, Wellesley College) - abroad from 01/20/2014 to 06/20/2014 with

St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford - Visiting Students Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I truly enjoyed my experience abroad. The tutorials that I had were engaging and thought-provoking. I enjoyed having afternoon teas with friends, going to formal halls, and rowing on the river. I was also blessed with the opportunity to travel all over Europe!

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.

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? about 50 pounds
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? It helped that I had saved money from previous years.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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

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  • Americans
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?
  • Formal Halls
  • Joining the rowing team
  • Tutorials
* What could be improved?
  • Better integration with local students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? N/A