Australia for the Adventure Past Review

By (English/Pre-Law, DePauw University) for

ISA Study Abroad in Newcastle, Australia

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The program is always helpful and never stops answering questions. The application process was a bit complicated.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I have met five great friends who I travel with and still visit from Boston through the program's first week. They studied at a different University but we stayed in contact.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

There were certain sections you could not go near, but I always felt fine by myself.

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? 8,000 total for four and a half months.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Food and Alcohol are so expensive.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
* 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? Spend all your money seeing and doing everything, it's worth it.