Study Abroad Program at JCU Past Review

By (Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University) for

IFSA: Cairns - James Cook University

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was very worthwhile. I learned how to be independed and can handle things by myself now. I learned a new country, a new place, and saw more than I will ever see again.

Personal Information

The term and year this program took place: Fall 2008

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I learned a lot of stuff I wouldn't have at my home university.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

They did a lot of extra stuff for us. They made sure everything went smoothly and everything was taken care of.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Three person apartment with 3 singles, a bathroom, and a common room. If you wanted to be in a mixed apartment with guys and girls, it is possible. <br /><br /> They took care of us. Alittle slow on the uptake.

* Food:

They had a lot of the same food every night.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I made some great friends for life.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I never felt worried about anything.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No


* 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? About $250
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? It is alot more expensive to live there than you think.


Language acquisition improvement?

It was in Australia. English speaking country.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • International Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Stay outside all the time. It will never be as good as home.

Individual Course Reviews

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BM1022 Physiology Systems II

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