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Quotes from Previous Participants

Quotes from Previous Participants

"The Oxford trip was life changing and it inspired me to go outside of my comfort zone." Vanessa Affeld, 2013

"Oxford was the best thing that could have happened to me! I enjoyed everything about the trip, the culture, how nice the people are, the food, and the architecture of the buildings. I am looking forward to visitng Oxford again real soon!" Michael Cox, 2013

"The best part about the Oxford trip was getting to experience a new country with my fiance, Tyler, who is an MBA student at CBU. Dr. Weniger gave us so many opportunities to travel all around not only Oxford, but England itself, by setting up fantastic tours and even a Shakespeare play by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Dr. Weniger was so laid back, but also so helpful and fun and treated us as adults which was so refreshing as well. As my fiance and I look back on our college careers, we can say without a doubt that our Oxford experience was by far the most fun adventure and educational experience we ever had! We are so thankful to the Lord and Dr. Weniger that we were provided such an incredible experience!" Lauren Knuppe, 2012

"Oxford was amazing. Even though I am not a business student and took the class as an elective and a chance to see England, I learned a lot and had a great experience. It was an experience I would repeat if I could." Jennifer Hatcher, 2011

"It was such an honor to be allowed to study at Oxford, and such a pleasure to travel with a great group of students and professors. I looked forward to this trip for months, and it exceeded my expectations." Stephanie Fluitt, MBA, 2011

"The Oxford trip was better than I expected, and my expectations were high already!" Timothy Tait, 2011

"The Oxford Study Abroad Program is a "once in a lifetime" experience and was definately the highlight to my Master's program! The history and culture of England is amazing in itself, but going and experiencing it through a Christian worldview makes it even more fascinating. I highly recommend this program for all business students." Nicole Reichenberger, 2009

"The School of Business trip to Oxford was an incredible experience that I was fortunate enough to participate in. Not only did it give me a chance to form a closer relationship with my classmates and professors, but it also gave me the chance to learn how other countries conduct their businesses. It was the trip of a lifetime to be given the opportunity to attend class in a historic Oxford College and still have plenty of time to explore the many aspects of England." Amanda Tredinnick, MBA, 2009

"For me, a visitor, I have to say, it was absolutely fabulous! It could not have been a more enjoyable/memorable trip. I have it marked as one of the best trips I've ever had. I think the University did an outstanding job of planning and organizing, making everyone feel comfortable and part of the group; everyone was friendly and accommodating and of course, the burser staff at Regents played a very important part on that side. Besides enjoying the sites and learning so much, I just felt overwhelmed by the extraordinary overall experience. A great mix of learning/seeing history and just plain FUN. Thanks so much to the staff and to the University for allowing visitors to participate and best of all to provide my daughter with the experience of a lifetime of learning and experiencing Oxford." Lena Robinson, 2009

"The study abroad program at Oxford University was the perfect completion to my Undergraduate studies at CBU and added an irreplaceable aspect to my International Business Concentration. The trip was packed with countless opportunities to observe business in an international context and definitely expended my worldview. The lectures were very interesting and applicable; I appreciated that the professors were very intentional (not to mention extremely knowledgeable!) in the subjects that they spoke on. Each day was packed with unbelievable sights and activities, it was definitely a whirlwind adventure! It was very apparent that a lot of planning and preparation went into our experience. This trip was the first in many more international experiences that I hope to have; thank you, School of Business for providing me with the opportunity to explore one area of the world and learn so much!" Terra Gray, 2009

"I loved the Oxford trip and was so pleased with the effort the instructors put into making it an educational and memorable experience. It was my first trip to Europe and it was a once in a lifetime experience that taught me to think more globally. It made the earth a little smaller and allowed me to see the world as my neighbors next door. The lectures and tours far exceeded my expectations and it cemented friendships for life. I would recommend it to anyone and would love to do it again." Cindy Thompson, 2009

"During this time as we give Thanks and Praise to God for all of his blessings, I would like to extend my gratitude and thanks to all of the Professors and staff at CBU and Regents College for their time, their hardwork and their immense effort in organizing the 2009 Oxford Trip. What an awesome time spent touring with fellow classmates and studying at the Prestigious Oxford University. Thank you for providing such a great opportunity!" Melanie Sapolu, 2009

"We would like to say what an unbelievable experience your Cal Baptist school at Oxford was for our son and us. We are the parents of an attending student and we spent some time in Oxford visiting him there. We would highly recommend this program to any student and parent. Your Oxford program was highly organized from start to finish. Our family has been involved with school programs before and your Oxford program is by far the best we have had. We toured the campus while in Oxford last summer and wow, what a beautiful traditional English school. It reminded me of a Harry Potter type of school campus." Joseph & Carol Pisciotta (parents of Julian), 2009

"First and foremost, the Oxford trip was beyond amazing. When I think about it some times, words cannot express how blessed and thankful I was to experience a trip like this. We had no problems out there and everything was organized and planned for. One of my most memorable experiences was when we went to Blenheim Palace which I recommend to anyone to go to if they ever visit England . . . Going there changed my life because it was so beautiful that I was speechless. I walked along the lake path alone and had a strong moment with God that I will never forget. I have thought about that day at BP everyday since I returned from the trip. It was amazing and unforgettable. This is just one part of the trip . . . I can talk about it for days!!" Eileen Kallo, 2008

"Oxford was by far one of the most captivating and invigorating experiences of my life. My eyes were opened to see beyond all that was taught in the classroom and through textbooks, and I learned on a whole new level. Each tour was remarkably valuable and significant holding rich historical meaning and inspiring new levels of appreciation for the culture and heritage exhibited vastly throughout England. As I walked through the lush greenery and surveyed the vibrant blooms, I often found myself deep in thought and prayer which undoubtedly strengthened and renewed my relationship with the Lord. The lectures were deep and insightful providing new sources of passion and excitement for business as each speaker encouraged me to become a better business leader in order to impact the world for Christ. Traveling to Oxford was definitely one of the best decisions I have ever made and will forever characterize my experience with the School of Business and California Baptist University." Shelly Swope, 2008

"I had an amazing life changing experience! I couldn't have asked for a better trip. England is so rich and full of history. I really enjoyed going to Blenheim Palace and seeing the beautiful architecture. Going to C.S. Lewis' house, as well, was very inspiring. We visited the Mini Cooper factory and learned so much. Oxford is an amazing city, as is the rest of England. After visiting, I am really considering moving to London for work after I graduate. It was such an experience that no person should pass up. I learned so much not only about England but the rest of the world too. I feel more globally aware and very motivated to go out and explore the rest of the world. I am planning on going again once I start my masters." Alison Poling, 2008

"The trip was better than I had anticipated. In every way the CBU staff and the Oxford staff made the entire trip worth going and very enjoyable. Many of the events they planned were amazing and informative. I highly recommend the trip to all who are interested in going next year and though it was sort of expensive it was worth every penny." Daniel Reyes, 2008

“Going to Oxford was one of my most cherished experiences in the Cal Baptist MBA program. I not only learned about international business from some of today’s leading experts, but I also got to experience the culture, history and sites of another country at the same time”. Julie Browning, 2003

“I found the connection of the church to the university system fascinating”. Laura Cook, 2003

"Inspirational, educational, informational and a one of a kind trip to ancient wonders and legendary lands, I'll be back next year to continue the journey." Vince Daniels, 2002

“We especially enjoyed the Oxford walking and bus tours. Visiting the Blenheim Palace, Winston Churchill's grave site, and the Christ Church were unforgettable experiences. All of the program speakers were world renowned and outstanding. We are so glad we went to Oxford.” Ledford & Melva Cooke, 2002

“The Oxford Program was a dream come true for me. I had lots of fun going to the places that I had only seen on television or in the papers. It is always a better understanding of anything when you can participate in it instead of being told of it. Take a pair of sneakers or walking shoes.” Roosevelt Peters, 2002

“What a remarkable learning experience! To be able to walk the footsteps of history, learn from exceptional scholars and extremely successful businessmen and women with living the actual Oxford student lifestyle gives 'one' an actual perspective of international commerce and adventure. Thanks for an opportunity of a lifetime.” JoAnne Cousino, 2002

"This was one of the best experiences of my college career. It provided an excellent blend between academia, practical knowledge and business experience. It also provided students the opportunity to experience the full European culture". Michael Kennedy, 2002

“There were so many exciting features of the Oxford trip it is hard to select one. Seeing where C.S. Lewis worked, ate, and debated; new friendships; scholarly presentations on international business topics; the university culture; the Christian heritage of early leaders like Wesley, Tyndale, Wycliffe and others; the Margaret Wheeler story and opportunities to serve the Lord were all a part of this wonderful adventure.” Dr. Robert K. Jabs, 2002