Study Abroad Australia Past Review

By (Biology, General., Presbyterian College) for

Study Abroad Programs in 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.

The grading system was much different than the one I was used to.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

A lot of student services.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I loved my apartment and roommates, we had a little difficulty setting it up and missed out on an orientation.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Learned a lot about Aboriginal Australians

* 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


* 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 around 30-40 percent more than I would have at home.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Make sure you have enough to last the whole time before you go on trips


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* 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? Have fun!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

From Elvis to Madonna

Course Department: Music
Instruction Language: English
Comments: I did not enjoy the course mostly because I am not a musix major, but it wasn't bad.
Credit Transfer Issues: n/a
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Course Department: Biology
Instructor: Ian Tibbets
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It was a very good class to take. Learned a lot about marine sciences and got to see wonderful places.
Credit Transfer Issues: Haven't gotten credits transferred yet
Course Name/Rating:

Research for Biomedical Science

Course Department: Science
Instructor: Nick Lavidis
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Great course. I learned a lot about doing research and the specific field i was doing research in.
Credit Transfer Issues:
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Sensory Neuroscience

Course Department: Psychology
Instructor: Derek Arnold
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Grading system was only papers
Credit Transfer Issues: N/A