An exciting, field oriented program! February 07, 2024

By (Environmental Studies, Brandeis University) - abroad from 08/25/2023 to 12/08/2023 with

SIT Study Abroad: Australia - Rainforest, Reef, and Cultural Ecology

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Definitely worthwhile. ISP helped me to figure out what I want to do with my career.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Great program! I was able to experience an authentic Australian experience with plenty of time in the field! My ISP was incredible and helped me decide what I want to do with my career. Would definitely recommend if you like excitement.

* Host Country Program Administration

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* Housing:

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* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

This program had a great mix of independent and group projects. It provided plenty of field experience and the lessons were always interesting.


* 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? ~25-50$


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Other
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • My Classmates
  • The fieldwork
  • ISP
* What could be improved?
  • More of a notice of plans/change of plans
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That your time is as good as you make it. Your mentality coming into the program will effect how you feel about it. Keep an open mind.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.