Better Than I Could Have Hoped For! July 26, 2019

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 09/30/2018 to 06/29/2019 with

University of Oxford - Visiting Students

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained a lot of confidence and maturity. Time away from Wellesley forced me to start over with no safety blanket. This made me into a stronger woman, academically, socially, 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.

* 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)


* 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?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Tutorial System
  • Rowing Team
  • Size/Closeness of College
* What could be improved?
  • Information Given Beforehand
  • Interaction Between Other Visiting Students
  • Picking Classes
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? While the classes are important, there is more to your Oxford year than that. Take the social opportunities presented to you! Join sports team (especially rowing)! They are more social than anything and give you friends automatically!

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!