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University of Adelaide

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4.36 / 5 based on 32 reviews
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jriddles
Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines
Education, Graduate, Ausaid
University of Adelaide
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
The Aussies chew and mumble their words. Their accent is totally out of the world. It took me three months to finally get used to their slangs. No worries, mate!
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jriddles
Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines
Education, Graduate, Ausaid
University of Adelaide
5.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Other
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
I constantly visit the Central Market and gorge on the delectable items it serves: from fresh farm produce to restos within the area. Travel you must, don't fail to get across Kangaroo Island. The seasonal breaks offer chance to travel: Visit Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, if budg and time allows. I sorely miss visiting Ayers Rock, though.
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Food, Overall, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Nightlife, Housing:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Beer is A$2; at Planet, you can have it for $1 during the happy hours.
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jriddles
Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines
Education, Graduate, Ausaid
University of Adelaide
5.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
The uni would you believe offers a postgraduate course in gastronomy!
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My academic experiences
Quality of courses
Variety of courses
Access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with international students
Interaction with local students
Personal comments
You can work out an interdisciplinary program within the uni and with the other two unis in Adelaide.
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My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
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jriddles
Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines
Education, Graduate, Ausaid
University of Adelaide
4.6/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Knowing their academic structure and teaching methodology
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
4
Costs
4
Activities
4
Campus life
4
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
It's at the heart of Adelaide, and very Victorian in structure.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
The city holds the Festival of the Arts and the Fringe Festival every two years; likewise it also celebrate the Festival of Ideas, for intellectual stimulation. International intercultural competency though is honed with interaction with other international students. Local students tend to be indifferent to foreign students. Adelaide can be quiet, but there's much to do if you know how to invest your time.
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jriddles
Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines
Education, Graduate, Ausaid
University of Adelaide
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Travel, Activities: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Elephant and Wheel Barrow at Rundle Street. Wear appropriate attire: leather shoes; and bring passport if you look can pass for a teenager. Many cafes to choose from at Rundle Street, which is just a block across the uni. For gustatory delight, don't miss the Central Market--a feast for the eyes and tummy, and truly multicultural!
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jriddles
Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines
Education, Graduate, Ausaid
University of Adelaide
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: international hostel
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: international hostel
Why?
If you want intercultural exchange, go for hostels. Otherwise, if you need greater privacy, get a housemate and settle for an apartment near the city.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
The university unfortunately does not offer campus living. It does have affiliate college residences, but these are more expensive. If budget is your primary concern, you can save more if you settle in international hostels, apartments or homestays located in the suburbs.
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