Worcester College, Oxford University - Visiting Students Program

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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. read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.2
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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
January 12, 2018 Worthwhile Experience
It was a valuable experience to study abroad and meet different people. I enjoyed the balance of academics and free time. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Worcester College, Oxford University - Visiting Students Program
November 07, 2017 Travel And Learn
I learned a lot about what I love in literature. I also learned how to write quality essays in a short amount of time. It was definitely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Absolutely. Gained a ton of independence, some fantastic friends (mostly the other exchange students), and experiences I will remember forever. Oxford is amazing - my friends and I enjoyed doing the classic activities like punting and attending formal halls, and just walking around the town is breathtaking. The chance to be in E... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Learned a lot about myself, gained independence. Definitely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about work life balance and investing time into building relationships with others. I also had to adapt to a very independent style of learning because of the tutorial system at Oxford. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Excellent academics and amazing, friendly people in a beautiful environment. What more could you ask for? - 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
January 12, 2018 Overall Good Experience
What it's like studying under the Oxford education system - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained a lot more confidence in myself. It was worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
September 14, 2017 Yay And Nay
challenge yourself - Wellesley College View Entire Review
June 16, 2017 Good
Overall a good experience. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
January 24, 2017 Good Memories
I got to learn topics in my major from people who were experts in their fields and get individual attention every week. I was pushed and challenged to be more precise and understand the nuances. I also got to have a lot of fun meeting people and traveling. While there were times where it was difficult, overall, I had a lot of fu... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
February 04, 2016 Wonderful
-exposed to subtle differences in language and culture -insight into a different education system and structure -came away with a different social experience - Wellesley College View Entire Review
January 27, 2016 A Trip To Wonderland
It was definitely worth it--I was able to escape our "Wellesley bubble" and gain a bit of perspective. Culture shock is also always a valuable experience. You get to meet a lot of people who think very differently from you, and that can result in some productive conversations. - 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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