An great time in Oxford! February 25, 2021

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 09/07/2020 to 12/05/2020 with

University of Oxford - Visiting Students

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how to work in a different academic system. I gained a skillset in a different form of learning. I got to go out of my comfort zone, meet new people and make a new set of friends!

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Great and widely available resources, professors were engaging and accomodating, high intensity of the courses, as expected in Oxford.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The administration at Worcester College was extremely helpful, and they went out of their way to integrate us into their community

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The living arrangements were modern and comfortable. They provided us with bedding, a mini-fridge, and equipped modern kitchens. Visiting students were grouped with matriculated oxford students which helped in meeting new people and getting accustomed to a new place.

* Food:

Great food options - even in quarantine.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Immediately integrated into the local culture - no barriers.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

The only thing I wish I knew about the UK healthcare system during COVID is that you cannot easily get COVID-tested unless you have symptoms.

* Safety:

The City of Oxford is extremely safe. It is a student town.

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?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International 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? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • the academic exposure
  • the people I met
  • the places I got to visit
* What could be improved?
  • pre-arrival communication
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Being in a new place isn't as scary as you may think!