The best semester of your life, hands down. February 01, 2016

By (English, Wellesley College) - abroad from 09/01/2015 to 12/04/2015 with

Worcester College, Oxford University - Visiting Students Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Excellent academics and amazing, friendly people in a beautiful environment. What more could you ask for?

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Good to know that some tutors may be PhD candidates. The September Seminar, thought, was completely taught by head tutors, which was lovely.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Very responsive to requests.

* 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

Finances

* 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)

Oxford is expensive (like most of Europe), but it is definitely doable.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Including alcohol, clubbing, and groceries: around $70. (Not including travel expenses).

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Other
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?
  • stellar tutors
  • friendly students
  • beautiful architecture
* What could be improved?
  • maybe a meal plan?
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That some tutors may be PhD candidates and that the September seminar would be only visiting students.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.