Good memories January 24, 2017

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 09/03/0016 to 12/03/0016 with

Worcester College, Oxford University - Visiting Students Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
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 fun.

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.

The tutorial system was very different than anything I was used to, but it challenged me in a different way. There was more depth than breadth in everything I learned, and choosing which sources I should actually read was also a skill I learned to develop. My tutors were amazing, and I felt like I left the semester with more knowledge on my topics than I had expected.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* 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

I really liked my tutorials.

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 50-60
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Cook with friends.

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?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Lots of free time
  • Lots of socialization events
* What could be improved?
  • More knowledge of what is happening before going in
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? It is important to socialize and leave your room once in a while. Don't get too caught up in work. The gym facilities are very small.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!