An Intense Educational Opportunity December 22, 2019

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 09/09/2019 to 12/07/2019 with

University of Oxford - Visiting Students

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I was able to take graduate level courses and learned a lot. There weren't a lot of academic resources available since the tutorial system encourages self-teaching and there are fewer resources online for grad level courses. However, it was nice to be able to take classes covering content not typically covered in undergrad courses.

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?

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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?
  • Class Content
  • Visiting a New Country
  • Experiencing British Culture
* What could be improved?
  • Getting Logistical Information Earlier
  • More Opportunities for Integration w/ British Students
  • More Events for Visiting Students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had realized that the tutorial system seems better adapted to the humanities rather than STEM and had chosen to take humanities classes instead of STEM ones.