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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OVERALL RATING 4.4
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I had the chance to experience what university life at a larger institution would look like! It was also fun to learn British slang, get to know the culture and explore the UK and Europe. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
January 09, 2024 Missing It Already!
I learned to be much more independent than I was at Wellesley and how to push myself out of my comfort zone. I had to become good at managing my time and being open to trying new things. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
September 01, 2023 Great Time!
Yes, it was worthwhile. I got a chance to learn more about my major and meet some cool people. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
August 07, 2023 A Wonderful Year
becoming more independent meeting people from the UK and local students - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I understood how to live independently and find community. It was a wonderful experience. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It wasn't worthwhile, the entire experience was miserable. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
January 23, 2023 Had A Good Time!
I really enjoyed the opportunity to go out of my comfort zone, the resources that Oxford allows, and the different types of social events offered there vs at my home college. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I had a phenomenal time abroad, was fortunate to grow strong friendships, and grew a lot as a student - 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
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
January 15, 2024 Great Experience
Definitely worthwhile - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Yes, it was worthwhile! I got to explore the beautiful city and meet a lot of new people. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Studying abroad in the United Kingdom during a year of economic and political changes was interesting to say the least - these factors all played a part in my Economics classes, and I was able to gain a firsthand understanding of how monetary and fiscal policy plays out internationally. I also had the unique opportunity to join ... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
August 02, 2023 Great Time Abroad!
Learned about the differences between the US and the UK - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was worth making lasting memories with the incredible people I met throughout the year - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Worcester College’s Visiting Student program is an amazingly worthwhile experience. My tutors cared about our tutorial together and continually inspired my interest in graduate studies; I loved the individualisation of the tutorial system. I learned a lot about tackling essay topics and reading a lot of texts in a week. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to interact with people and really put myself out there to meet new people, so it's definitely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
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

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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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  • Fall
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  • Academic Year
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