Radelaide Past Review

By (Social Work., Wartburg College) - abroad from 09/01/2014 to 11/24/2014 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot about Australian culture and other cultures around the world, also how the US is viewed by other countries. Also learning about the needs of Australian populations and how organizations like LCC tend to those needs.

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.

Learned a whole lot about the culture and how a nonprofit organization is operated

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Felt so welcome and loved the living situation and the relationships i was able to build!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

So nice!

* Food:

Uni food.. didn't expect much so not too bummed

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Got a cold and everyone pitched in to make me feel comfortable

* Safety:

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? $20-$30


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Other
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The people
  • Location (North Adelaide)
  • Freedom to explore Adelaide and travel to other parts of Australia
* What could be improved?
  • Maybe more than a week to travel
  • Know more of what to expect before arriving
  • Better packing list
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How much money I would spend and how to pack smarter.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.