Adventures and happiness Past Review

By (Vanderbilt University) - abroad from 01/15/2016 to 07/08/2016 with

IFSA: Adelaide - University of Adelaide

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot about myself and unique cultures of Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Bali. So worthwhile

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

While academics were not as rigorous as they are at my home university, the courses were interesting and I felt like I got a lot out of them. I especially found the Australian perspective on different issues that we discussed in my Philosophy class interesting.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

SO many fun activities and easily accessible assistance

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Great housing with like-minded adventurers

* Food:

Delicious food in Adelaide!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Many opportunities for integration

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Student health was very accessible

* Safety:


If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

I loved every thing IFSA had to offer


* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? n/a
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? budget in advance


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • the course
  • the activities
  • the people
* What could be improved?
  • nothing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had considered New Zealand more but otherwise am still happy with my choice

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:


Course Department:
Instructor: Sharna
Instruction Language: English
Comments: SO INTERESTING. field trips, fun and teacher was knowledgeable and well-prepared. Fun participation in class and outside of class. Weekly (but very doable) reading and writing assignments)
Credit Transfer Issues: Does not transfer as a credit