Past Review

By (Web Design, University of Hartford) for

ISA Study Abroad in Melbourne, Australia

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
yes, definitely.

Personal Information

The term and year this program took place: Fall 2008

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

great classes, informative, friendly and knowledgeable professors.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

staff were friendly and knowledgeable. informed on what we should expect from australia.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

internet was slow and finicky, but overall great people and good times.

* Food:

provide your own, but not far from vic market or a tram ride to the supermarket. and a 7/11 next door.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

had time to get around the country, including Brisbane, sydney, adelaide and tasmania.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

hospital was right across the road...couldn't be more medically safe.

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)


Language acquisition improvement?

large use of essays throughout class semesters to tie into class readings and lectures.

Other Program Information

* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • International Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? australearn is a comprehensive program with a decent introductory program and good advisors. and university of melbourne was an exceptional school.