The University of Oxford is truly a magical and harmonious place. Centuries of history precede you as you walk on cobblestone by the ornate libraries, yet there are modern cafes and shops all around you. All of the University customs are steeped in tradition, including formal hall, which has been a surreal dining experience. Everyone here is academically talented in multiple ways, but the students certainly know how to have a good time as well (including hosting extravagant balls and afternoon tea social hour). The pace of learning has been fast and certainly keeps me on my toes, but it’s definitely strengthened my oral and written communication skills. My tutors are absolutely wonderful and push me to open my eyes and think critically about the world, a skill that any honors student should work to polish. I am so glad that I applied for the Oxford program and couldn’t imagine my undergraduate experience without it. Thank you UT Honors!