The University of Western Australia

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Stephanie
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Enjoy your life in UWA & Perth

My life experience and academic skills have been enriched and improved a lot by studying in UWA. It shaped a better me, a stronger, tougher, and a more independent 'me'. All the students, teachers, staff and my Australian host are sooooo friendly! They encouraged and pushed me to dream big and work hard!
The environment of Perth is unbelievable, I always think of the blue ocean, beach with great cafes, and the beautiful sunset after I back to China! Perth and Western Australia definitely worth to explore!
Because of the lovely people and environment, I spent a sweet and fullest time in Perth! I believe my experience in UWA & Perth is one of my best memories of my whole life! I will treasure them all the time!
Thanks, UWA & Perth!
Missing you as always!

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Maria
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Live your best year abroad in Perth!

My year abroad in Perth gave me the opportunity to explore the biggest and most amazing state of Australia: Western Australia. It's not all about koalas and kangaroos (don't worry you will find plenty of them) but it's such a unique city, with an incredibly diverse population (there is people from all over the world, it's incredible) and a very aconventional history (it all started with a prison!), all surrounded by a breathtaking landscape of greens and blues (honestly, the best beaches I have seen in my life). The UWA campus is one of the few historical buildings of the city, and its gardens are like the rainforest, it's so beautiful! Also, Australian people are extremely friendly, always ready to help, and very open-minded. At last but not least, the quality of Education is more than satisfactory: you will find engaged teachers with impressive explaining skills and lots of activities to help you in case you are struggling. If you want to learn, discover new places, meet people and have fun, there is no place you would rather be than Perth!

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Oskar
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Perth and UWA

Perth is a nice and fancy place with lots of stuff to do (beach, parks, cafes, pubs, museums, cultural events etc.). However, since it is very isolated it can become a bit boring sometimes; therefore, it is crucial to go outside perth and explore the surroundings such as Margaret River.
UWA has a beautiful campus and is fantastic overall. The academic system and challenge however, are not great. Some of the courses have amazing tutors and lots of potential whereas others are boring and lack a certain quality of teaching and organisation. One aspect I can only recommend are the five residential colleges. The community, facilities, programmes and staff are fantastic and it really made the semester abroad a great experience.

Overall it was an unforgetable experience and I can only recommend Perth and UWA!

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
Lamb. Not that I have never eaten lamb before, but the amount of lamb that is consumed. There is lamb everywhere, you are literally confronted with that type of meat on a daily basis.
Karen
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Knowledge and gardens

At first The University of the Western Australia was "just" one of the best universities of the country, that's why I choosed it. But arriving there on the first day leaved me without words: a wonderful structure in the middle of gardens, people from all over the world, confortable classrooms, beautiful libraries, units well organized, teachers and tutors open to help us with our necessities and apprenticeship. It was a challenge, but also memorable as one of the greatest places I have been. Thank you for the experience.

What would you improve about this program?
Students could be more encouraged to do things outside the university, with other international and national students. I know there were some initiatives like that, but I didn't feel that was for me and now I feel sorry I missed it.
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Leticia Maria
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Experience

I've studied at The University of Western Australia as an exchange undergraduate student supported by a scholarship program of my home country called Science Without Borders. I had the chance to improve English as a second language for six months before starting my undergrad studies on campus, so I've experienced Perth for 18 months. That experience was like no other in life. The University of Western Australia provided me more than all the support I could ever ask for. Teachers and staff have always been patient and receptive with me and any other foreigner students. Beyond excellent classes, the university supports social, cultural and academic events on campus, so every week there is something new to experience as a student. I strongly recommend this experience to anyone who wants to study overseas! If I ever have the opportunity to study again in Australia, I definitely will!

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Ligia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Unforgettable Memories

Studying abroad may be a little scary at first, but it's also one of the most rewarding experiences a college student can have.
I remember when I first arrived in Perth... I had trouble adapting to the city, the language, the culture (and the jet lag, of course!).
But as soon as the classes started, it began to feel like home. The university embraced the new students by promoting social events, lectures, orientations for exchange students, Counselling and Psychological Services, everything with great affection to make us feel like part of that community.
Even when I had a little accident trying to skate, the school’s nursery assisted me in the best way they could.
In a place like that, all I wanted to do was to study, explore and unterstand the culture of that amazing country.
Today I see that studying in a different education system has provided me knowledge I would never get back home. It also made me more independent and self-confident because I had to adapt to all types of situations.
But most of all, in this program I gained life experience: friends all over the world, amazing sights, new foods, great stories.

Thank you UWA, for the unforgettable memories!

Luiz Henrique
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

An Amazing Experience Down Under

I stuided for a full Year in a Study Abroad programme from Brazil.
I found the installations to be Fantastic at UWA, as well as the Professors and the hole Team from this University.

I just felt very welcomed in there, since we had an Orientation Week wich allowed me to get to know the Campus and gave me tips in subjects that went beyond the University, such as "How to find a residence", besides the welcome Parties wich helped to get to know a wide virety of students.

I would surely, if I had a chance, have another experience at UWA.

Just Fantastic. :)

Arthur
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

UWA: A pleasant experience!

The University of Western Australia (UWA) was a pleasant experience in my academic life and Perth for my well-being. The reason why I choose UWA over other Australian universities was due to its reputation and the fact that UWA has been recently admitted as one of the best 100 universities in the world. As I am planning on to major in mining engineering having a degree which is recognized overseas would be an essential to increase my chances of having a well-developed career.
UWA has a very active social scene which allows the easy making of many, diverse friends. However, it is very hard to make friends through classes or any academic situations. Although most people are friendly, they just don’t seem to have the time to make friends. The best way it is being part of one of the various sport clubs that the UWA offer, so you can hang out with friends of different nationalities and background.
The campus is quite nice and serene. It is surrounding by a peaceful suburban besides the beautiful Matilda´s bay and there is also some native woodland (Kings Park) which puts a bit of a dampener during the rush time of exams. The public transport is very convenient – on semester weekdays buses come every 10 minutes and around every half hour on weekends. There’s also a well maintained public cycle path you can use to get into the city.
The lecture theaters are well-equipped, and the campus provide many libraries and other facilities to students. It also has a very conducive environment for students to do their research and studies.
Overall it was a great experience to live in Perth and study at UWA. I am sure that it will enhance my job prospects besides the memory of the beautiful landscapes from Western Australia that keep on my mind!

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Carolina Vivian
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The best experience of my life

During my time in Australia and UWA I learned unique lessons and had contact with people from different cultures and backgrounds. This experience improved my communication skills and my ability to work both individually and as part of a team. This experience provided me with an approach to deal with different opinions and challenging situations, contributing to my ability to innovate and create ideas. This experience and opportunity was definitely the greatest achievement of my career and life.

Pedro
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Ecology in Perth

University of Western Australia has an amazing infra-structure, beautiful place. People are generally fun and chilled. Perth is a peaceful with lots of green but can be too quite particularly if you come from a big town. Western-australia in general is very under-rated, with astonishing scenarios that are not well know The area is specially great for ecology students for its unique biodiversity.