A New View Past Review

By (Miami University) - abroad from 02/22/2019 to 07/02/2019 with

IES Abroad: Auckland Direct Enrollment - University Of Auckland

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learnt a lot about a new culture that I did not know existed before I went. I was immersed and found new hobbies and gained amazing friendships. It was most definitely worthwhile. I had experiences there that brought me true happiness. i would highly recommend this program to anyone.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

My advisor was extremely helpful to me throughout the entire 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

Every experience I had during my study abroad in New Zealand is one that I wouldn't change for the world. I learnt a lot about myself, including finding out about my new love of hiking! I met new people that I plan on seeing again in the future and I received an education while doing it. It was the best decision I made to study abroad in New Zealand.


* 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)

I spent a lot of money to travel while I was there, but it was worth every bit!

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 70
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Focus on getting your meals from the food store and not eating out a lot!


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
  • Apartment
* 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?
  • Traveling around the country
  • The friends I met
  • Amazing cultural immersion opportunities
* What could be improved?
  • The housing options
  • The help with transferring classes
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I thought taking five classes would be reasonable, but I should have stuck with only the recommended four!

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.