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UGA at Oxford - SPIA Spring Semester : Reviews (Oxford)

The following program review responses have been selected for publication by UGA StudyAway
Program Evaluation
Mia Alexandra McKnight, Spring 2020 Participant
Seize the rich and numerous opportunities to discover your interests, passions, and talents. You really have freedom to experiment with what subjects you pursue and how you want to pursue them because tutors want to work with you and meet you where you are at skill-and-knowledge-wise and help you improve from there. This is a no pressure environment, but an invitation and encouragement for challenging yourself. Once I got over my initial anxiety, I realized I was surrounded by support academically and emotionally due to the kindness of my peers and instructors. Don't stress too much, but respect yourself and others by taking this opportunity seriously. Start thinking about where you would like to travel for weekend trips now and get pumped. Trips with others, even "trips" to the Bod or to Gail's or Blenheim Palace, is when I really forged new friendships. Make sure you book at the right airports and do your research concerning transportation. Take your work when you travel if possible/necessary. You can find a balance because almost everyone in my program did across different subjects, seminars, and tutorials. Find a work ethic that works best for you, don't compare yourself to others, and take the adventure and the challenges day-by-day. You will learn so much about the world and yourself, treasure this rare and special time! It flies by.


Spring 2022 Participant
Join clubs! Try to stay in Oxford–I think there is a huge tendency to leave and travel but you miss a lot of the stuff going on in the city.


Spring 2019 Participant
Oxford presented a caliber of work and level of critical thinking that I never knew I was capable of achieving. This experience is truly unparalleled to anything I have and likely will ever experience at the undergraduate level, and I cannot recommend it enough.


Sophia Elizabeth Lorusso, Spring 2019 Participant
The Oxford program provided me not only with an educational experience that transformed the way I learn, but also introduced me to amazing people and allowed the opportunity to explore the dreamy city of Oxford, as well as other incredible places, such as London, Edinburgh, and Copenhagen. Although the courses were rigorous, the program taught me so much more than I could have ever hoped for, and I would highly recommend this once in a lifetime experience.


Avery Lauren Pingpank, Spring 2020 Participant
The opportunities and instruction offered through the Oxford program are unmatched. The tutorial system unique to Oxford creates a completely different learning environment that allows students to explore subjects from a new perspective. The tutorial system at Oxford taught me that knowledge of a subject arises from asking more questions rather than finding the answers, and that the most seemingly simple questions are often the most difficult.


Kiana Marie Powers, Spring 2020 Participant
It was a wonderful experience that I wouldn't trade for the world - it expanded my perspective and opened doors to a plethora of opportunities and options.