The best experience! October 13, 2022

By (Environmental Science, Boston University) - abroad from 08/29/2018 to 11/30/2018 with

The School for Field Studies / SFS: Australia – Rainforest studies

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Made the best friends, learned so much about field work and scientific research. Honestly was the best experience and I am so grateful for it

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

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?

Cabin 2 forever <3

* Food:

the best!! easy to forget youre living in a rainforest

* 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


* 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)

The only major costs were for mid semester break and cairns weekend, which is completely up to you how much to spend. Otherwise costs were pretty limited/you didn’t have to buy anything


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Environment
  • Location
  • People (students, staff)
* What could be improved?
  • No complaints
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? To not be stressed out about going somewhere so far away!

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.