Amazing, once in a lifetime experience. Past Review

By (Roger Williams University) - abroad from 02/14/2012 to 06/22/2012 with

Arcadia: Wollongong - University of Wollongong

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I have learned to relax and to cherish each day. To open up and put my self forward to meet new and different people. That I am capable of being independent.

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.

Although the content and work load is the same to more simple...The grading and education style is very different. The curve should be on a different comparison scale, it seems unfair. No matter how much work is put in the grades do not reflect typical grades received at RWU. It almost makes me regret studying abroad.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 55-80


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Meeting new people
  • The location and culture of the univeristy
  • Being able to travel and see new places
* What could be improved?
  • the grading scale conversion
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The grading is likely to hurt my current GPA. Also, the amount of money that is needed to fully experience.