Amazing experience in Auckland! Past Review

By (University of Rochester) - abroad from 07/14/2017 to 11/21/2017 with

IES Abroad: Auckland Direct Enrollment - University Of Auckland

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained many friends and a new perspective- not a local one but that of a traveler. I met so many people traveling in the area with such amazing stories that it inspired me to do the same later in my life. There is no question in my mind that it was worthwhile.

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.

* 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?

* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The country
  • The program coordinator
  • The local culture
* What could be improved?
  • More information on housing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had more accurate information on the dorm situations.