Australia: Its not goodbye, its see you later Past Review

By (Business Administration, Presbyterian College) for

The University of Queensland: Brisbane - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It changed my career path and has made me much more confident in myself to adapt.

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

They weren't really needed after school began.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Very safe, far from nightlife, close to school, would have been better to live in one of the on-campus colleges though.

* Food:

The food is more expensive there but it is very Americanized.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Gun control is strict so violent crime is down. Cops are far less frequently seen because they are not needed as much.

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? 140
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Food and especially alcohol is expensive but traveling is relaively cheap.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None

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?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Be open to everthing and do and see as much as you can. Don't waste a single free moment!