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Dartmouth Oxford Exchange Student: Ryan Schiller '17

Ryan Schiller '17, far right, poses for a picture with the other Dartmouth students on the Keble College exchange program under Oxford's famous Bridge of Sighs.  

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The Dartmouth-Oxford Exchange Program sends up to four Dartmouth undergraduates per term to Oxford University’s Keble College. As a fully integrated member of the Oxford community, students take courses in the British tutorial system that count towards their majors. 

This past fall, Ryan Schiller ’17 participated in the economics exchange program at Keble; Ryan was one of four Dartmouth students on the program.  Ryan’s studies at Keble came in the form of two tutorials, one in public economics and one in international economics.  “I really enjoyed the tutorials,” Ryan said.  He said that he thought the tutorials were focused and specific, “almost like a PhD program.” He said that he appreciated the attention and specificity he faced at Keble with frequent one-on-one tutoring sessions, and that while they often didn’t cover the breadth that Dartmouth courses offer, the depth made them different and worthwhile educational experiences.

At Dartmouth, Ryan is an Economics major with Theatre and Applied Math minors.  He expressed his passion for theatre at Keble by acting in Thomas Middleton’s 1622 play, The Changeling.  “I met most of the people I knew at Oxford via the play,” Ryan said.  He said that it was a “great experience,” and that he is grateful for the friends he made throughout the process. 

Right now, Ryan is taking an off-term in New York City working at Bank of America, planning to return to Dartmouth in the spring.  On campus, Ryan leads tours for the Admissions Office and sings with the Dartmouth Aires and the Dartmouth College Glee Club.  “Overall, it was a really good experience,” Ryan said of his time at Keble.  “But I’m so excited to get back to Dartmouth in the spring.” 

For more information about the Keble College exchange program, click the following link: http://rockefeller.dartmouth.edu/public-policy/dartmouth-oxford-exchange-term

Written by Doug Phipps '17, Rockefeller Center Student Program Assistant for Communications and Student Outreach

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