Chilling in South Australia Past Review

By (Social Work., Wartburg College) for

Wartburg College Diers Program: Adelaide - Community Service at Lutheran Community Care

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes, I've got a better understanding of myself. It's not complete, I'm always growing, but this experience definitely made me aware.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Workload was average and manageable. It was somewhat challenging, but very beneficial in learning and growing personally rather than mostly academically.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Supervisors were fantastic, some people I worked close to were not very accepting of new people or changes in general.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Needed to buy wash cloths.

* Food:

Not a whole lot of variety. Healthy options were limited. Needed to go to the markets and buy fruit and veggies.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Going out with friends, traveling to the Northern Territory and Melbourne.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Health and safety was not a concern.

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? What I spent I spent on fresh food, or going out with new friends. I also did some other traveling within Australia.


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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Personal Growth
  • Cultural Education
  • Independence
* What could be improved?
  • Internet Availability
  • Library Hours
  • Food Choices
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Someone independent and ready to personally grow as much as they can. This program will change your life in ways you've never imagined.