Student Exchange in Australia has been the best 6 months of my life! Past Review

By (Nursing, Griffith University) for

Griffith University: Gold Coast - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I have found a whole new side to my self. I have deepened my independence and made friends I hope to have for life. I have met people from all over the world, giving me the opportunity to continue traveling and see them in their hometowns!

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.

I truely enjoyed the classes I enrolled in. I loved Australia's teaching system.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Answered all of my questions. I didn't seek them often for assistance.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I am staying at Griffith University Village which has all university students. The village organizes heaps of activities! They include free buses to the clubs and awesome nightlife opportunities. The village is also 5-10 minute walk from campus which is perfect! It did not come with sheets or cookware though.

* Food:

If staying at the village, you cook for yourself. There are however, free taco nights and barbecues weekly!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

My program did not arrange anything, I travelled on my own with friends I met here.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Excellent! Security walks around the village and walks people to their apartment from the University Bridge.

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)

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Save up! It's quite expensive here, however it is manageable! Any student would benefit from this program- it's truly a remarkable experience!!!!