Australia - a trip I won't forget Past Review

By (Corporate Finance, San Jose State University) for

Queensland University of Technology: Brisbane - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
yes, i've gained many international friends

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

it was kind of a different learning system in Australia, in that it was more group work based and more seminars

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

loved that tuition was same as SJSU

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

our neighborhood was great and the place was nice and clean. spacious and affordable

* Food:

food was ok, but definitely missed american food and ethnic cuisines

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

there were many events put on by our school for international students

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

no health concerns, but didn't get much briefing on health issues in the school. we also had to purchase our own overseas health insurance.

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)

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Exchange

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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  • International Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? don't hesitate. just do it. and travel the country