Wonderful February 04, 2016

By (Economics, Political Science, Wellesley College) - abroad from 09/07/2015 to 12/04/2015 with

Worcester College, Oxford University - Visiting Students Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
-exposed to subtle differences in language and culture -insight into a different education system and structure -came away with a different social experience

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

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?

Very accommodating, willing to make changes if you feel uncomfortable.

* Food:

Food in hall was good, but most of my meals were from restaurants in the area/bought from grocery stores for pricing.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Very welcoming environment.

* 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)

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? Exchange

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

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

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Different academic system
* What could be improved?
  • Advising about what to expect
  • Support regarding class choice
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That I could have made up a class that I was interested in as a tutorial, instead of selecting from options on website

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.