Amazing Experience Past Review

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 03/06/2017 to 07/05/2017 with

The University of Auckland: Auckland - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained independence, being able to travel alone in NZ and explore. I came to NZ not knowing anyone - with no one from my school coming with me - and I am so thankful for that because I was really pushed out of my comfort zone to meet new people. I met incredible people that I will continue to keep in touch with - totally 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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $90 if i didnt go on any trips or leave auckland
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? farmers markets are a lot cheaper than grocery stores


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • International Students
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?
  • the people I met
  • my courses - how welcoming the university is of exchange students
  • campus life/ social life
* What could be improved?
  • nothing that i can think of
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had saved more money, it was expensive to do the traveling within NZ that I wanted to do. Also, apply for housing as early as possible because I was stuck with really expensive housing since I applied late.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.