Met tons of great people from all over Past Review

By (Environmental Studies., Ithaca College) for

Griffith University: Gold Coast - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Very worthwhile, Traveling is the best thing i have ever experienced.

Personal Information

The term and year this program took place: Spring 2009

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Wasn't very challenging, but learned a good amount. Took a lot of electives.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

They told me when i needed to do something

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

5 person Flat <br /><br /> The village had the best nightlife at griffith. Some of their rules really sucked, $1000 automatically if your fire alarm goes off (even if its steam from the shower, or a burnt bag of popcorn. But, overall real fun and great people.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Best time of my life, went to japan for 5 days for dirt cheap. Partied most nights of the week

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Never had any problems

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No


* 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? I spent all the money i had and a lot more.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Bring as much money as you possibly can, and that won't be enough


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
Language acquisition improvement?

English speaking country

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • International Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Meet as many local people as possible, you will regret that you didn't.