I'm pretty keen for timtams and heaps of goon. Past Review

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University of the Sunshine Coast: Queensland - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
People are just people no matter where they are from. Some are good some are bad. The biggest difference is our languages.

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.

USC workload: 3 Projects for the year and no finals. grading system: Harder because they have and A+ teaching method: Use actual employees of the desired field. TU workload: Hw regularly with bigger projects spread out. grading system: A-F teaching methods: Use a mix of professionals and Professors.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Strengths: Easy access to helpful information A good communication on a personal level made me feel welcomed Weaknesses: None

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

housing was comfortable. All was provided in the bedroom and Common room.

* Food:

Groceries were bought, no arrangement for a meal plan.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Most were arranged by the program. Everything was a great experience.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Extremely Safe, even unbelievable at times.

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Varied. Alot in the begining then lessened at the end.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Na


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
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
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I would tell them to take as much money as they have. And try to find a job or some sort of way to get extra money. An open minded student and someone who is very social.