Love Worcester, my favorite year of college in an extraordinary place May 11, 2020

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 10/01/2020 to 06/17/2020 with

Worcester College, University of Oxford - Visiting Students Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I was challenged in the tutorial system and grew academically while also getting to experience everything that makes Oxford such a special place.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Amazing experience a highly tailored and challenging program but with lots of benefits

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Amazing, Dr. Mayo is the absolute best.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

My housing was nicer than any housing I have had at my home university including my own bathroom, very nice accommodations.

* Food:

I cooked for myself and I really enjoyed it

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Got to know many Oxford students and really enjoyed my time because the city is such a special place

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

College nurse was very accessible and helpful

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* 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? $150


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • The academic schedule
  • oxford events and organizations
* What could be improved?
  • I would have gone to the September seminar
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Get involved in organizations and with oxford students as soon as you get there, put yourself out there!

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!