Melbourne: a place to change your life Past Review

By (forensic science, Marymount University) for

University of Melbourne: Melbourne - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It really opened my eyes to what life is like outside of the USA.

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.

Different from my small home uni. Melb Uni was a bit confusing on general information such as where to find exam timetable, where to go for the exam, what to bring, etc

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

I was a bit disappointed when I was originally told that I would most likely be allowed to take Chem (my main reason for choosing the school) and then later on learning, once i had arrived in australia, that it would not be possible.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I lived with distantly related family members which I had organized on my own.

* Food:

the family cooked for me

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The Sydney orientation was amazing!!

* 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)

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

  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • Host Family

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The program really takes care of you, treats you like an adult and tries to help you if you have problems