Australia was one of the biggest and most beneficial experiences in my life. May 08, 2019

By (University of Rhode Island) - abroad from 09/03/2018 to 12/07/2018 with

World Internships: Australia Internships

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned different tips, techniques and helpful tools that I will continue to use as I continue my education and further enhance my career as a health studies major. This trip abroad was well worth my time, and I would 100% go back again to continue improving my knowledge.

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.

My overall education experience way amazing. Learned tons of significant and useful tools that I will continue to down the line in my career.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Everyone was very helpful and addressed all my questions and concerns

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The room was clean & comfortable. Very ideal area also! Close to city and close to UWA.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I learned a lot of similar and different traditions with the help of all of the friends I made in Australia.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Healthcare was a nice safety net for myself. Very helpful. Didn't need to use it while in Australia.

* Safety:

I always felt comfortable and safe wherever I was in Australia. Especially near my room area.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

The experience was so unreal, that I felt like 3 months went by in 3 weeks. I was able to learn so much in my field, while enjoying the beautiful land down under. I was able to travel, meet amazing friends, experience cultural change and become a better individual overall.

Finances

* 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)

Things were similar in pricing from home to Australia. Money management was big because while abroad, you want to do everything, all the time.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $150 +/-
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Take the budget you are willing to spend, and try to spread it out over the total amount of weeks you are studying abroad. Always have extra, safety money so you don't run out of money.

Language

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

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  • International Students
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 I met
  • The atmosphere & environment
  • The internship
* What could be improved?
  • More events
  • More internship program gatherings
  • More time with Football club
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew how little time I had. There was still lots of different places I wanted to go but couldn't because of my schedule and time management. I also wish I took a picture for everyday I was there, to have more pictures/videos for memories.

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.