Hello! Wannabe-Oxonian (but who isn't one, really).
(I was recently directed here from a friend at college_help
and I was just looking for some tips.)
I'm still a lowly high school student but have been dreaming of Oxford since I was an eight-year-old. Since it's now my time to start the college search crack down, I've begun to seriously look into it- and now I'm inundated with CONFUSION.
I'm looking to work with young, special needs children- maybe in the educational sense, or in the medical field, somehow. Coming from the American system, I'm very confused as to how things work over there and what I should do- no one I know has been there, done that, so I'm just going into it totally blind (and I'll be there totally on my own, if I'm magically accepted)....
What should I be doing right now to get ready? What do I need to have prepared/done in order to apply? As experienced students, what kind of qualifications are we really talking about here? Is there anyone in particular I should be looking to talk to? What's it really like? How do I get off on the right foot (in any/all of the application, interview, academic, and social arenas)? Are there any Americans/other international students out there to give that particular perspective?
Y'all, I'm an American, never even been to England. Obviously, I'm totally lost
If anyone could help, that'd be great. Thank you so much!