Highly Recommended! Past Review

By (George Mason University) - abroad from 07/21/2014 to 11/22/2014 with

Griffith University: Gold Coast - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
This was definitely a worthwhile experience! You will learn a lot about yourself, but also a lot about how to deal with different education systems and cultures. Griffith is a very diverse school so if you interact with other exchange or study abroad students, then you will know someone from every corner of the world before you come home!

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

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?

The best thing about studying abroad at Griffith University was that I didn't feel like I was studying abroad. Everyone from the students to professors welcomed me so that I never felt out of place. I couldn't recommend it spending any amount of time there, but I know I wish I could've spent more than one semester!

* 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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Make sure you get a GoCad!! It will save you a lot of money for travel. Just make sure you apply for your TTCC as soon as you arrive instead of waiting until orientation.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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

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  • 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?
  • Location; close to the beach, but you can still easily get to the rainforests
  • Griffith sets up great events and outings for cheaper prices than if you go out on your own
* What could be improved?
  • Make sure you really like where you will be staying!
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Make sure you do a lot to research travel and expenses. There are a lot of discounts that you can get before you go over that can't be applied once you are already there!

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.