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Meet Our Students

We run a challenging and highly rewarding programme, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Below are some unedited testimonials received from recent students.
Some of the best fun I'd had
CMRS was one of the most challenging options I could have chosen for my study abroad experience, but was also without a doubt the most rewarding. It c...
 
A life-changing experience
My semester at CMRS was a life-changing experience. With the backdrop of the beautiful and historically-relevant Oxford, I read, wrote, and learned mo...
 
Over 25 years on
I attended CMRS over 25 years ago; now I live outside Washington, DC, where I practice law before the federal appeals courts and the U.S. Supreme Cour...
 
The City of Dreaming Spires
Waking up surrounded by Gothic architecture Studying in the Radcliffe Camera­ Strutting in high heels across cobblestones Shopping at the Covered Mar...
 
Thankful for every moment
I devoured the integral lectures, the seminars, the tea and biscuits, and the charming streets of Oxford. Aided by my tutors, my passion for the human...
 
A genuine Oxford experience
CMRS provides a genuine Oxford experience complete with access to wonderful libraries and excellent tutors.  At the same time, the CMRS program flexe...
 
This experience cannot be contained by words
The academic reasons for studying with Oxford professors stands by itself as the number one reason someone should want to engage in this program, but ...
 
The perfect environment
Located in the heart of Oxford, CMRS was the perfect environment for the pursuit of erudite learning and personal improvement.  When I was not studyi...
 
I found myself in this place
Down the cobbled streets of Shoe Lane stood a tall red building that I was told was once a shirt factory.  This place that once was for the purpose o...
 
CMRS allowed me to realize my passion and potential
I arrived in Oxford in September 2008 and, exactly one year later, found myself on the bus to Oxford for my second CMRS term. Another year later, I wa...
 
I consider it my alma mater
My diploma might not say CMRS but I consider it my alma mater as much as my actual alma mater. I did some of my best university work at CMRS and I man...
 
Staff and faculty at CMRS were incredibly encouraging
Admittedly, writing this testimonial has been more than a bit difficult. It’s impossible to convey what my time at CMRS meant for me in just a few w...
 
CMRS has made Oxford my second home and Medieval Studies a lifelong love
Although I attended the CMRS for a short time, my relationship with the people that I met there has only deepened over the years. My experience with t...
 
One Semester... not nearly enough
After only one semester at CMRS I found I hadn’t had nearly enough.  The academic experience itself was incredibly engaging and I felt like my wri...
 
You never know what you'll find
One afternoon, I left St. Michael's Hall with the desire for a cookie and thought I'd pick one up before heading back to the Bodleian. The shop around...