Worcester College, University of Oxford - Visiting Students Program

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For more information on the Visiting Students Program at Worcester College, University of Oxford visit their website: http://www.worc.ox.ac.uk/applying/visiting-student-programme

Worcester's Visiting Student Programme offers undergraduates a rigorous academic programme and a richly immersive cultural experience within a welcoming and supportive college community. read more

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I enjoyed living in a different country and seeing how different it was from what I was used to. It showed me the pros and cons of different government/systems. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I didn't realize that you really have to figure out what you want from your experience and go for it. There really is no guidance when you get there, and you have to navigate on your own. I wish I had stuck to a few things I liked and made the right friends, but I still made some cool memories. I am still unsure if it was worthw... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Worcester College, University of Oxford - Visiting Students Program
I gained independence--I learned I was capable of taking care of myself for long periods of time without my parents (I usually study close to home and shamelessly take advantage of that fact). I got experience meal planning, cooking, shopping, doing my own laundry, and cleaning. I learned a lot of new physics and significantly ... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I was challenged in the tutorial system and grew academically while also getting to experience everything that makes Oxford such a special place. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Yes. I've become a much more independent learner. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained exposure to a different academic and social environment, developed a greater interest in my field of study, and left with greater appreciation for my home institution. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
July 30, 2019 I Learned Things!
Great American friends in a network across the country, travel experience and memories, a sense of independence and self-sufficiency/self-trust. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Because I've gotten such a strong education at Wellesley, I knew that I wanted my abroad experience to have a solid academic component. Ultimately, the tutorial system wasn't the best for my subject, and I didn't learn as much as I'd hoped, but the rest of the experience more than made up for it. Oxford (the university and town)... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
January 29, 2019 Pretty Good!
Difference between British and American culture - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile! I think it's really important to push yourself and try something new while at university. Oxford provides that international experience without having to give anything up on academics. It was also really freeing not being at Wellesley for a semester and just taking in different things and life experiences.... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to better navigate resources on my own and it was worthwhile in its own way. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile! I got to explore different subjects while going more specific into my own major. I also had the luck of a long spring break (6 weeks -- an Oxford privilege!) so it was a once-in-a-lifetime chance for me to go travelling around Europe. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
What it's like studying under the Oxford education system - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to truly student independently (i.e., without office hours, student tutors, tons of unstructured time) and take advantage of an institution's resources. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned efficient reading/research strategies that helped me produce phenomenal literature within a tight schedule. The brevity of the term tested by entire bodily ability to sustain itself, and that pressure is an old friend, but I learned how to work through my writing bit by bit instead of wholesale. The tutorial system all... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was totally worthwhile. I learned not only so much about my subject, but also it helped me decide that I wanted to go to graduate school in this field. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
January 30, 2020 Work Hard And Play Hard
I learned how to structure my time so that I can pump out a good-quality essay each week, all the while making sure to attend as many events as possible to absorb the local flavor. I loved the social aspect of the experience-- it is quite easy to make friends once you get yourself out there, and there are so many opportunities t... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile. The 8 week term is very intensive but there is so much to gain from this experience. I became a much better writer and self-learner, which are skills that I could definitely translate to courses at my home institution. I had lots of free time due to the small amount of tutorials I was enrolled in, and I le... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned about how to think globally and a lot about English university culture. I also learned much more about the nuances in English culture, such as contentious political issues, English perspectives on the world, life and the cost of life in England, etc. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Academically, I gained many skills in research and academic writing. Outside academics, I gained more independence and friendships that would last a lifetime. It was definitely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I loved Oxford, the city and the school. It's an amazing and unique place and Worcester College is a great place to be a student. You will meet many interesting people, even if they are not British students, and you will have a lot of fun. They're a lot better at having a work-life balance at Oxford than they are at Wellesley an... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
January 16, 2019 Fun Oxford Time
It was great being able to really be immersed in oxford. The tutorial system was really different, but ended up being very manageable. And I definitely had more fun than I thought I would, and became close with Worcester students. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Worcester College, Oxford University - Visiting Students Program
It was definitely worthwhile. I've made a few friends abroad, had the opportunity to travel to four other countries, and made more Wellesley friendships I intend to continue fostering at my home institution. My experience was too short to be completely immersive—I wish I had the option to extend it for one more term (rather than... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I really learned a lot about independence. In some ways, I think the American liberal arts college system limits independence as a trade-off for great support and community. After two years at Wellesley, I wanted to be in a collegial environment that allowed me to chart my own course and manage my own time with more flexibility,... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
cultural experience, quality education - Wellesley College View Entire Review

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Worcester's Visiting Student Programme offers undergraduates a rigorous academic programme and a richly immersive cultural experience within a welcoming and supportive college community.

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