Interning and Learning to be a Writer Abroad October 15, 2014

By (Journalism., University of Kansas) - abroad from 05/24/2014 to 07/19/2014 with

CAPA The Global Education Network: Sydney Study or Intern Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
CAPA not only gave me my perfect placement but I was published on my first day of work. My internship abroad experience liberated me to become and young independent journalist.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Just interned the whole time. little educational value.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Amazing apartment in Waterloo.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Very American.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Never myself use the health care but my friends love the service they received.

* Safety:

Completely safe.

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

Finances

* 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)

If you mange your money properly you can make is on less than $100 a week but Australia is really expense regardless.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Cook at home during the week.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Other
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?
  • Location
  • Job
  • Opportunities to Travel
* What could be improved?
  • CAPA customer service
  • More educational options for KU students
  • More cultural dinners
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Bring more everyday clothes and less formal work attire.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.