Past Review

By (Economics And Finance, University of Hartford) for

ISA Study Abroad in Brisbane, Australia

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
YES! I enhanced my personal character, have a wider range of opinions on the world, understand and appreciate different cultures, and learned to really live, work, and be independent.

Personal Information

The term and year this program took place: Spring 2009

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I passed all my classed and learned a great deal about their people and how to get work done in another country.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

whatever i asked was explained to me and when i got down there i had an understanding of what to expect from the country.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

location was excellent

* Food:

could always find great food if you needed to

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

went to so many cities, figi, partied everywhere, it was amazing

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I didn't get sick on the trip, and i never once felt like i was in danger

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? probably 150 on food, and so much money alchohol. Alchohol is really expensive so you need to budget


Language acquisition improvement?

I was in australia so english was primary, however i did learn basiccommunication when talking to kids from europe.

Other Program Information

* Who did you take classes 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? Maybe book your flights not through australearn because its very expensive going through australearn. my group found the same flight for considerably cheaper.