Immersion in Australian culture is as rewarding as the effort that is applied Past Review

By (Berea College) - abroad from 02/20/2017 to 06/17/2017 with

CISabroad (Center for International Studies): Townsville - Semester in Tropical North Queensland

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was very cool to experience another culture and get a feel for the different functionalities and perspectives of the locals on the world and their own lives.

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.

* 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? No

I would've chosen a University/program that is better fitting of my major focus.


* 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? $50 AUD
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Just keep track of spending, do not excessively spend


* 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?

Select all that apply

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

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International 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?
  • The on-sight staff was very welcoming and friiendly
  • JCU is an excellent school
  • The location and city were beautiful
* What could be improved?
  • Better communication from the coordinator
  • clearer expectations of the student
  • explanations of the grading system
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish that I knew that marine science is not my favorite subject

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!