The most life-changing experience in my young adult life. July 24, 2021

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 10/11/2021 to 06/19/2021 with

University of Oxford - Visiting Students

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes. I can't begin to articulate how it has helped my gain so much perspective on my academic, professional, and spiritual life. My year abroad has given me so much and more.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

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

Yes, even though I studied abroad during COVID I wouldn't change a thing. It allowed me to meet so many different people in unexpected circumstances with so many different stories.


* 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? 25 GBP
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Learn how to cook and meal prep!


* 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?
  • The people
  • The university
  • The time
* What could be improved?
  • The academic transfer policy
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish that I knew how confusing it would be to transfer back credits. My degree has a combination of major and minor programs which I found very confusing how to transfer.

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!