Aussie experience in Business: the best time of my life!! Graduate Exchange Past Review

By (Master of Business Administration, New Mexico State University) for

University of Newcastle: Newcastle - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
This exchange program helps me to understand other kind of cultures, how to deal with them, understand their weaknesses and streghts. And I prove myself that I can live lonely.

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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.

The grading system is total different from U.S. , but you just need to be a well organized student and complete on time your assignments. Another different thing that Australian educational system has is the reading workload, in order to achieve good grades you need to read all the books :)

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

the dinning hall food somethings is good and healthy and another times are so unhealthy.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Top tree activity, dolphins cruise, mistery dinner, and a lot different party's :)

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Australia is the most safety country, during my time there I never experience any bad incident. In the case of my health insurance I had an inconvenience with my insurance card, in Australia if you don't have your insurance card they will charge you the entire cost of the

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? The US dollar it is almost the same as Australian dollar, but in my time the exchange rate was higher that expected. My only advise it's prepared yourself for spend a lot of money lol :)


If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • International Students
  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? This program it's for business people that loves to travel and meet new people from different countries