Australia is Fun Past Review

By (Biology, General., Providence College) for

Griffith University: Gold Coast - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It made me a better person.

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.

It was much easier

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

They did not help out finding living quarters off campus when they said they would.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

I was in charge of my meals

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The orientation in Cairns

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

It was a developed city with everything you would expect from one

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Find good deals on travel


If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

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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A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The people in it
* What could be improved?
  • Off campus living situations