Bond University a great experience Past Review

By (Psychology, Bond University) for

CISabroad (Center for International Studies): Gold Coast - Semester on the Gold Coast

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I would go again and recommend this program to anyone. My biggest issue was I was sick while I was there and getting health care was not the easiest. I think if I was to do this again I would check a little more into the health care - I did check and was told there was a doctor on site but wasn't told that he/she was hardly ever available. Also, we are still waiting for our security deposit on the apartment and have sent emails but have yet to hear a thing on it and its been 3 months. The school was different from my college and it was interesting to see the difference in how they dress/study. Many local students went to Bond which really brought the country and school together.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

I don't know who the "on-site administration" person was but everyone that I asked for help with the program was extremely helpful. Eliza our CIS adviser and Al my WNEC study abroad adviser were both quick to get back to me by email with all of my questions - they both helped make this program a wonderful experience for me

* 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:

Nurse and Doctors where not available when needed. Not much help when I got tonsillitis and had to wait 3 days to see the doctor because he had no appointments available

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)

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Bond University was a great experience. Gold Coast was beautiful. I went to the Great Barrier Reef for orientation and that was an unbelievable experience! Had a great time and meet some wonderful people. There is actually a group of us from the east coast area that are meeting up for a weekend soon! I feel anyone could benefit from this program.