Gold Coast: The Best Decision I've Ever Made Past Review

By (Health Promotion, University of Iowa) for

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Gold Coast - Griffith University

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was the most amazing thing Ive ever done. I would go back in a heartbeat.

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.

School was a lot different. There was no homework it was all maybe two papers and one test per semester. It was easier to stay up on depending on the class.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

They were wonderful. They helped me with all questions I had and truly made my experience worthwile.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The housing is AMAZING. 5 stars. beautiful- overlooking the ocean.

* Food:

FISH AND CHIPS- learn to love it. Food is generally the same... delicious.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The Australian social scene is what I miss the most. Everyone is so friendly and personable. They actually are interested in who you are and where you come from.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I had to go to the doctor once abroad and they were helpful. Australia is just as updated in the health field as America.

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)


If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The people I met.. Australia in general- the campus is beautiful
* What could be improved?
  • I wouldn't have changed a thing.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Any- as long as you love the outdoors and meeting new people this is for you.