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".