Sara Evans

Major
English, Anthropology

Hometown
Peculiar, MO

Where did you study?
Australia

Name of program
AustraLearn

Why did you choose to study there?
I wanted to focus on Aboriginal culture and 20th Century Australian Literature while ensconced in their native environments.

What courses did you choose to enroll in?
Aboriginal Australia, Australian Cities and Regions, 20th and 21st Century Australian Literature

How did you pay for your study abroad experience?
Loans, scholarships, grants

Did you use some sort of financial aid, scholarship or fellowship?
Yes

What was your living situation?
Dorm

What did you do for fun?
Take the tram or train to new places I read about.

Favorite aspect of your trip?
Taking the tram everywhere.

Challenges you faced?
Money, loud college students, and money again.

Advice or helpful tips for future students?
Plan ahead as much as you can, but know that there really is nothing to prepare you for what you will experience. It will exceed your expectations but probably disappoint you in other ways.

What is one thing (if anything) that you would change about your experience if you could do it over?
I would have tried to stay with a family versus on campus. The students in the dorms were mostly freshman who didn't really have the same motivations as I did for being there.

Something interesting you learned about the town you lived in?
It is very, very British compared to many other parts of Australia.

Email: smsxsw@gmail.com