Perth, Australia Internship August 15, 2017

By (Ohio Northern University) - abroad from 05/15/2017 to 07/30/2017 with

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Australia Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
The healthcare system in Australia is much different, and I was able to get hands on experience, which I wouldn't have been able to do in the US. I think this makes the experience worthwhile, since it gives me a step up from other applicants to physical therapy school.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

An included meal plan would have been appreciated, because it was hard having to buy food all the time and stick to a budget.

* 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? No

I loved the experience, but it was so expensive that it almost made it not worth it. I wish I had looked around at different countries to see if the cost of the program could have been less.

Finances

* 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)

Living in Perth was really expensive, especially since the internship was unpaid.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 70
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Grocery shopping is a must- don't eat out all the time.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Placement
  • Experience
* What could be improved?
  • Living situation
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had known how much money was a realistic budget for the week. I tried setting budgets multiple times during but always ended up going over.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!