Study abroad mistake?

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powerlawyer06
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Re: Study abroad mistake?

Postby powerlawyer06 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:00 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
powerlawyer06 wrote:I definitely interpreted it as a soft. I thought OP mentioned it was a special program that only his university had with Cambridge (hence him actually being graded). He made it sound prestigious and something that even professors recognized as an honor. I saw it as more of an academic fellowship in a foreign country then some study abroad trip anyone can sign up for.


Yes. I'd say 30-40 people applied, all of whom had to have a 3.8 to be invited to apply in the first place. What bothers me is that there are so many other Oxbridge study abroad programs that are not as prestigious (or even an authentic Oxbridge experience), that my year would be unfairly watered down by Adcons.

I would also be concerned about this. Especially after seeing how common people on this board seem to think programs like this are. Does it have a special name or recognizable distinction that you can add to your resume? Perhaps some lesser version of "Rhodes Scholar" or "Fullbright Scholar".

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Re: Study abroad mistake?

Postby bernaldiaz » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:12 pm

powerlawyer06 wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:
powerlawyer06 wrote:I definitely interpreted it as a soft. I thought OP mentioned it was a special program that only his university had with Cambridge (hence him actually being graded). He made it sound prestigious and something that even professors recognized as an honor. I saw it as more of an academic fellowship in a foreign country then some study abroad trip anyone can sign up for.


Yes. I'd say 30-40 people applied, all of whom had to have a 3.8 to be invited to apply in the first place. What bothers me is that there are so many other Oxbridge study abroad programs that are not as prestigious (or even an authentic Oxbridge experience), that my year would be unfairly watered down by Adcons.

I would also be concerned about this. Especially after seeing how common people on this board seem to think programs like this are. Does it have a special name or recognizable distinction that you can add to your resume? Perhaps some lesser version of "Rhodes Scholar" or "Fullbright Scholar".


Funny that you mention this. It's not a national program, just at my university, but I was definitely going to ask the faculty in charge of the program if I could invent a name for the distinction- since "Cambridge Study Abroad Program" does it absolutely no justice.

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Re: Study abroad mistake?

Postby firemed » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:28 pm

Go to England.

I regret every other day or so of my life that I didn't take that opportunity when I had it.

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Re: Study abroad mistake?

Postby 1988AndX » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:21 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
powerlawyer06 wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:
powerlawyer06 wrote:I definitely interpreted it as a soft. I thought OP mentioned it was a special program that only his university had with Cambridge (hence him actually being graded). He made it sound prestigious and something that even professors recognized as an honor. I saw it as more of an academic fellowship in a foreign country then some study abroad trip anyone can sign up for.


Yes. I'd say 30-40 people applied, all of whom had to have a 3.8 to be invited to apply in the first place. What bothers me is that there are so many other Oxbridge study abroad programs that are not as prestigious (or even an authentic Oxbridge experience), that my year would be unfairly watered down by Adcons.

I would also be concerned about this. Especially after seeing how common people on this board seem to think programs like this are. Does it have a special name or recognizable distinction that you can add to your resume? Perhaps some lesser version of "Rhodes Scholar" or "Fullbright Scholar".


Funny that you mention this. It's not a national program, just at my university, but I was definitely going to ask the faculty in charge of the program if I could invent a name for the distinction- since "Cambridge Study Abroad Program" does it absolutely no justice.


I think a better question would be: what can you get from this program that you wouldn't be able to get from a generic Oxbridge exchange? It has to be special. If you can answer that, it may lead to a good PS (where the most value of any exchange is at).




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