Australia is Awesome! Past Review

By (Neurobiology and Neurosciences., Trinity University) for

Arcadia: Brisbane - University of Queensland

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
My study abroad experience was wonderful. I learned a lot about myself, how others view the United States as well as their own countries, and how to deal with problems on my own.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

difference in grading was a little strange, but if you work hard you do not have to worry about getting a good grade. the one downfall was that some classes have multiple teachers teach the class. this causes the class topics to either overlap or skip certain topics.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

great program; good, relatable, fun, and young advisors; good group trips; well organized

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

live on campus in a dorm if you can. it is a great way to get to know other students. the dorms offer many opportunities to get involved and meet new people.

* Food:

quality of food was not very good. the food it typical cafeteria food.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

the group trips were awesome.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

you are about as safe or more so in Australia. there is little crime, no gang related issues, and generally good security

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $125--food was provided for. this amount is for dinners out, extra groceries, medicine, alcohol, shopping
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? australia is not a cheap country. generally, things are more expensive out there than the USA, especially alcohol and makeup


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? this is a great program for students who need classes taught in englis for their majors (science). this program is also good for people not looking for a place that is completely different from the United States but still different enough to be interesting.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:


Course Department:
Instructor: multiple
Instruction Language: english
Comments: good course, interesting topic, lots of material taught. downfall-multiple teachers
Credit Transfer Issues: only for pre-med. suggestion: take summer school
Course Name/Rating:


Course Department:
Instructor: D. Arnold
Instruction Language: english
Comments: great course for psyc or neuroscience majors; this course is about the visual system
Credit Transfer Issues: