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UGA - Warnell - Discover Abroad: Summer Australia: Global Health : Reviews (Brisbane)

The following program review responses have been selected for publication by Education Abroad
Program Evaluation
Abigail Marie Gill, Summer 2017 Participant
At all the places we stayed I felt safe and comfortable, and actually the camping was one of the best parts! It was nice to get out of the city and into the outback, which is what I always think of when I picture Australia. My favorite places to stay were On the Wallaby, camping, QT in Port Douglas, and the farmstays.

 

Abigail Marie Gill, Summer 2017 Participant
There was always an instructor there if we needed anything or had any questions. Loved the TAs!!!

 

Abigail Marie Gill, Summer 2017 Participant
I really wasn't sure what to expect and was worried that we would be stuck in lecture most of the time (6 credits in 3.5 weeks is a lot!), but it was extremely doable and nice to get out of the classroom and learn in the real community. For free time, there was plenty of opportunities to do our own thing and break off from the group. I feel like I got much more out of the trip from learning and having classwork than I would have if I was just on a vacation. Overall, it was an amazing experience and I recommend it to anyone wanting to visit Australia!

 

Summer 2016 Participant
Most amazing trip I have ever been on! It was worth every penny, I learned so much about myself as well as Australian culture, health, and history of aboriginals.

 

Abigail Marie Gill, Summer 2017 Participant
Do the group flight!! Being stuck sitting next to strangers for the first 16 hours of the trip is a great way to get to know the other people in your group, and you will feel much more comfortable knowing someone (at least a little bit) when you finally get to your destination.

 

Summer 2016 Participant
Through this program, we had the opportunity to visit all parts of Australia, from the Great Barrier Reef to the Outback to large cities such as Sydney; we also had the opportunity to learn about a wide range of disciplines, such as Aboriginal culture, public health, and environmental science. Having these varieties made me feel like I was really able to see all parts of Australia from different points of view, and going on this program was one of the best experiences of my life.

 

Summer 2016 Participant
This is an experience you will never regret signing up for. It is truly unforgettable.

 

Sarah Elizabeth Gardner, Summer 2016 Participant
Studying abroad in Australia opened my eyes to see that adventure is truly the best way to learn about a different country.

 

Summer 2016 Participant
Experience the trip of a lifetime with Discover Abroad!

 

Abigail Marie Gill, Summer 2017 Participant
My trip to Australia was one of the most rewarding experiences that I've had since I came to college, and even before that. I recommend it to anyone thinking about traveling there because I definitely got more out of my trip by having classwork than I would have if I had just taken a vacation there. It was a great way to be submerged in the culture and give meaning to the trip, and I picture life in a different and better way now.

 

Summer 2017 Participant
Such a wonderful opportunity to meet people and see things you would have never expected! This was a life-changing experience, and I would go back in a heartbeat.

 

Summer 2017 Participant
Experience the transformational impacts of travel! Australia is an amazing country with immense culture and diversity!

 

Sydney Elizabeth North, Summer 2017 Participant
I couldn't have asked for a better first trip abroad. Traveling through Australia rather than staying in one place made this study abroad an amazing experience and, in my opinion, better than other options for studying abroad.

 

Summer 2017 Participant
"This trip can be eye opening if you allow yourself to be attentive, and become interested in what people have to say. This trip makes you realize how connected the whole globe is and although you feel small your actions can have a huge impact."