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Academic Set-up

I am officially in my last week of Michelmas term! I thought this might be a good opportunity to outline what academics are like at Oxford compared to Georgetown. At Oxford, we have three eight week terms called “Michelmas,” “Hilary,” … Continue reading

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Just Getting Started

Although a bit later than everyone else, I am finally settled at Oxford. It is “2nd week” out of the very quick and short 8 weeks that constitute Michelmas term. I am living in Pembroke College, which is my “home” … Continue reading

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Appreciating Home Before Heading Away

In what I saw as being a slow goodbye to Georgetown, I stayed the summer in Washington, D.C., and returned in early August to Glenview, Illinois. I was about to begin my “second summer”: 6 weeks at home before I left for … Continue reading

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Oxford!

So, because certain individuals more or less threatened to disown me unless I visited Oxford, last weekend I decided to do just that!  A friend of mine has spent the year there– more specifically, at Pembroke College (the Oxford system is a … Continue reading

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As the Summer Comes to a Close

Leaving Oxford this past weekend was bittersweet. Six weeks ago I walked onto the Trinity College campus expecting to get some of my credits out of the way, visit some businesses I probably did not care about and maybe put … Continue reading

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Tea Time for Seven

Tea time has officially become my favorite Oxford pastime. Punting on the Cherwell and the pub crawl (bar hopping in Yankee terminology) organized by our program director were a lot of fun and provided many great stories, but setting out … Continue reading

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Raise Your Hand If You’re a Finance Major

Today marks the end of my fourth week here at Oxford. The program is almost over, but that is not all that this week marks. It was also our last week of business visits. Although the Oxford Program consists of … Continue reading

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Malta, Malta, Malta!

I think my companions and I might be the first Oxford program students to spend their long weekend break in Malta, but after our experience, I doubt we will be the last. For those who don’t know, Malta is a … Continue reading

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Getting Orientated…

“Do you know what gym shoes are?”—A question posed to the class by our Strategic Management professor. The room fell silent as we all looked at each other, completely puzzled. The professor continued to explain himself and eventually we all … Continue reading

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My Free Time at Oxford and a Retrospect

I walk across campus to get to work, a ten minute walk. It’s about a quarter mile, but it seems longer. I find it strange that this short walk seems so tedious; I walked twice this distance in Oxford to … Continue reading

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