Incredible Past Review

By (Communication Sciences And Disorders, Western Washington University) - abroad from 07/23/2012 to 11/05/2012 with

University of Newcastle: Newcastle - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I made new friends and learned so much about Australia! So worth it.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

It was difficult but fun

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

very organized

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

best dorm experience ever

* Food:

very repetitive

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I want to move to my host country!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

very well

* Safety:

I always felt safe

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)

It was very expensive

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? about 300
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Do not spend money on suviniers


* 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? Exchange

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • 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? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • the people I met
  • The culture
  • Student lifestyle
* What could be improved?
  • organization of WWU
  • living sitation
  • Cost mapping out
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Where I was living

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.