Beautiful, accommodating, but large city university Past Review

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 07/23/2018 to 11/16/2018 with

University of Melbourne: Melbourne - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Throughout study abroad in Melbourne, I was able to experience a completely different but engaging method of academics and teaching while staying in apartment accommodation and managing my expenses for myself, which collectively made this a beneficial and diverting study abroad break from my home college where I learned a lot about myself as an individual both within and outside my academics.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

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?

Off-campus housing

* Food:

No meal plan

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Dual citizen with country of study

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Universal healthcare covered all study abroad and local students

* 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)


* 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?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • 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?
  • Location
  • Academic rigor
  • Student outlook
* What could be improved?
  • Academic transition
  • Cost of living
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had been more prepared for the transition in classroom and teaching setups going from a small liberal arts college to a large university setting.

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.