Amazing Beautiful Adventures Past Review

By (Berea College) - abroad from 06/03/2014 to 07/01/2014 with

The School for Field Studies / SFS: Australia & New Zealand - Rainforest Studies

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes, It definitely was

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The field sections were much more enjoyable than the classroom experience. It felt disorganized and one of the professors was entirely uninterested.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I was unaware the campus for Australia was so spread out...other than that it was lovely....other than the leeches.

* Food:

AMAZING

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

We had little integration.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Yes, they drove me to a clinic.

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 100 dollars, mainly for food and fun stuffs.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Other
  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
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?
  • People
  • Food
  • Animals
* What could be improved?
  • Management
  • Information for students
  • other activities
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The syllabus. I hated not knowing what we would be doing. And sometimes they went off course with out even letting us know. I never knew what to wear.

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.