New Zealand changed my life! I am so blessed and lucky to have studied there. Past Review

By (Finance, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee) for

ISA Study Abroad in Auckland, New Zealand

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?

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 love everythign about AUT. The staff, students, and university is top of the line at an affordable cost. Its like a fun Harvard for cheap. They are very understanding, sensitive to people of color, religion, and sex. They also allow you to indulge in their cultures while expressing and teaching them yours. I lerarned a bulk of my finance from this university, so when I came home I had a step aheadof other students who didn't attend AUT.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The staff was very supportive and professional. Ken and Joyce was always available and every time Ken is in my city I see him. Its a family I will always have!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?


* Food:

Great food, I am african american so I was always cooking southern style food for the dorm:). owever I love Hangi's.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Ok the caving was the most memorable, Iwas terrified and I am not in physical shape but I did it. The Maori experience was one in a lifetime.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

One of the safest places in the world!

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)


If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
  • Hostel
* 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? Come with an open mind. Be sensitive to their cultures and ways of living.