Australia: Worth every penny! Past Review

By (BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES., Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management) for

Griffith University: Gold Coast - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Through this experience, I was able to take a step back and focus on having fun and meeting new people. Instead of constantly being wrapped up in school work, I was able to meet more people and experience new things.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Courses were way less intensive than at Pepperdine.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Weaknesses: Behind on technology. Lectures reflected Australia's position in technology used for business instead of a global perspective.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Live in Surfers Paradise.

* Food:

Food is pretty bland, try kangaroo & crocodile!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Canadian Student Association Events

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Pretty safe country, don't walk alone at night and you should be okay.

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)


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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Friedly People
* What could be improved?
  • More information on living