Academically stimulating, a little isolating November 03, 2020

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 10/04/2019 to 06/20/2020 with

University of Oxford - Visiting Students

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned that I love literature and want to continue studying it, and I became a much better writer & academic

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

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?

Seeing the school nurse & getting an appt at the doctors under the NHS was pretty east

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No

I would say 'maybe' - though this was good for me academically, I think I would've liked more immersion & fun organized activities that you would get through something like Wellesley in Aix or a program in China


* 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)

restaurant food in england is expensive but cooking worked well


* 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
  • Other
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?
  • academics
  • city of oxford
* What could be improved?
  • building a warm & welcoming atmosphere
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? how 'on my own' i would be

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!