A life-changing experience for me. Past Review

By (Human Resources Management, Griffith University) - abroad from 03/02/2015 to 07/13/2015 with

Griffith University: Brisbane - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Manage cultural diversity situations , learn foreign language and meet international friends

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Doing the exchange program in Griffith was a life-changing experience for me. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will value the knowledge I gained and the friendships that I made.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The programme is manged so impeccably that I not only felt the warm welcome of all the staff but also a support system well organized.

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 50 AUS dolars
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? yes


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Intermediate
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Advanced
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? Toefl IBT 85
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? try to meet people from different nationalities and avoid speaking your home language

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Other
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Cultural diversity
  • Faculty
  • Supportive staff
* What could be improved?
  • timetible
  • exams schedule
  • more cafeterias
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Average amount of money I would expend apart from the tuition

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!