experiences i had and people i met i will never forget. Past Review


University of Melbourne: Melbourne - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
world is alot bigger than just new england people come from completley differnt backgrounds but can still come together

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.

Much different grading system. Less small work, midterms or two papers along with final exam accounting for the entire grade of the class. one class final was 70% of final grade.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

hard to get timely information. lack of horizontal communication between administative buildings.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

smaller portions more expensive

* 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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? exchange rate is bad in Australia and it aparent in overall cost of food


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

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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  • International Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? step out of comfort zone and do things you normally wouldnt. one experince might make the entire trip.