Melbourne is INCREDIBLE. Past Review

By (Sociology, Whitman College) for

University of Melbourne: Melbourne - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained independence and great friends that I'll always have.

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.

My workload at the University of Melbourne was far less than at Whitman, but the professors were intelligent and enthusiastic. Overall, great experience.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

IES Abroad was FANTASTIC!!! They planned awesome trips, and were always there when I needed them!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

RMIT Village was right in the city--perfect location for getting to know the city.

* Food:

Queen Victoria Market has the best groceries!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I went to New Zealand during Easter break with a group of 8 friends. IES planned a trip down the Great Ocean Road, which was very fun and beatiful.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I had no issues with healthcare, but a friend of mine did. She received help from IES Abroad I think.

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)

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live 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? A student interested in biology, sociology, or any major really--University of Melbourne has a wide variety of informative classes with good professors. And if you go, living in RMIT Village is highly recommended! It was the best semester of my life!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Australia Now

Course Department: AUST 20007
Instructor: Graham Willet
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Not challenging, but the teacher was knowledgeable and the information presented was good to know as a study abroad student in Australia.
Credit Transfer Issues: No so far, but I haven't received my transcript yet.