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Review 32 of 32 Oxford Seminars

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Good in class program but they are absolutely horrible with student service and placement. Save your money and apply elsewhere.

Review 31 of 32 Oxford Seminars

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The course I took was acceptable and my instructor was competent and experienced. However, I’ve experienced real difficulties with job placement–the main reason I chose Oxford initially. Specifically, they recommend schools that don’t honor their agreements and they are not interested in helping you find a new job when the situation isn’t working out.

I am currently in my 2nd job placement with Oxford. In both cases, the schools have not lived up to the promises made. The first school, in Turkey, didn’t pay on time. I often had to wait several days for my money and some teachers were never paid. I had to camp out in the offices for four days in order to get my final pay and end of contract bonus (a substantial amount of money) after finishing my 11 month contract. Here in my second position, in Mexico, the school promised an annual contract and holiday pay, but neither have been provided. I’ve gotten good student reviews and the director seems pleased with me, but it appears that the school is failing. We have dwindling enrollment and fewer classes each session. I’m getting only the bare minimum of hours and can’t support myself on that. I contacted Oxford about moving to a new school. First the put me off for two weeks, then admitted that felt they needed the school’s *permission* to help me find a new position. I’m not under contract. I don’t even have a verbal promise of employment.

I simply can’t recommend Oxford.

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