Academic January 17, 2018

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 10/03/2017 to 12/03/2017 with

University of Oxford - Visiting Students

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I've learned to interact more with my tutors and to manage my work better.

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

I had a wonderful experience at Oxford, as I experienced a different cultural and academic style compared to those of Wellesley.

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? about 20 pounds
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? try to cook your own meals since the provided meals could be more expensive

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
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?
  • tutorial system
  • libraries
  • travelling
* What could be improved?
  • hall food
  • communication with tutors at the start
  • clarity on explanation before starting the program
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish that I knew more about the tutorial system and had tips on getting in contact with my tutors.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.