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UGA - Warnell - Discover Abroad: Maymester Australia and New Zealand: Natural History of the South Pacific (Purple) : Reviews (Brisbane)

The following program review responses have been selected for publication by Education Abroad
Program Evaluation
Brent Michael Leonard, Maymester 2017 Participant
Dr. Farmer and Dr. Trapnell were absolutely incredible professors. Their passion for the material we were learning helped emphasize it's importance and made a huge impact on my experience. They helped make my experience as life changing as possible.

 

Maymester 2016 Participant
amazing - the variety of things we got to see and do was impressive and so worth the price of the program.

 

Maymester 2017 Participant
The things we were able to do and the places we were able to see were invaluable! For the price we paid, there is no way I could participate in the things that we did and stay in the places we stayed if I traveled alone!

 

Brent Michael Leonard, Maymester 2017 Participant
Coming into the program I had extremely high expectations due to the vast amount of pictures and people who made the study abroad seem so amazing. Despite these expectations the experience proved to offer so much more than I had ever imagined. It was truly the greatest experience of my life and once I will recommend to people for years to come.

 

Ana Daly Abramson, Maymester 2018 Participant
Fantastic program, miss it and the people already

 

Maymester 2018 Participant
The program ran extremely smooth. It has been one of the best experiences in my lifetime. I would recommend the program to anyone and everyone.

 

Shelby Jane Musich, Maymester 2016 Participant
Cherish every moment of the program, from the big events to playing cards on a night in with the cohort. You'll find that you'll miss every little thing once it's over!

 

Maymester 2017 Participant
Definitely an amazing experience! Make sure you go in with an open mind and talk to everyone you can and have as much fun as you can but also make time for the school work since that is what you're there for.

 

Ana Daly Abramson, Maymester 2018 Participant
Listen well at orientation and bring everything that hey advice you to because you will use it.

 

Brinkley Bray, Maymester 2016 Participant
What an incredible experience with so many 'firsts!' From SCUBA diving in the Great Barrier reef among sea turtles and manta rays, to staying in the Outback with Kangaroos and Wallabies hopping around the campsite, to swimming with dolphins in the wild, this study abroad program was the best way to be able to do all of these things and learn so much about the history and wildlife of Australia and New Zealand!

 

Maymester 2016 Participant
Discover Abroad is a perfect way to introduce yourself to travel and the unknown and no matter who you are, the memories you make will teach you so much and stick with you forever.

 

Maymester 2016 Participant
This is going to be the trip of your life time. Its the perfect combination of work hard, play hard. Be prepared for a lot of work, but you are going to learn more than you ever have while getting to explore the world!

 

Shannon Michele O'Reilly, Maymester 2016 Participant
This program was truly the trip of a lifetime. The places we saw were so unbelievably beautiful that the trip sometimes felt unreal. I wish I could go again.

 

Jaclyn Brooke Ross, Maymester 2016 Participant
"An experience I had no idea I was missing out on, but it changed my life and the way I see the world."

 

Claire Lisette Bertram, Maymester 2017 Participant
Going on the Discover Abroad Maymester to Australia and New Zealand gave me a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience these countries. I learned so much and had so much fun!

 

Maymester 2017 Participant
This trip opened my eyes to the perpetual beauty of our planet and cultivated new passions inside of me. Truly a chance of a lifetime. I will forever remember this trip, the experiences we had, the places we went, and the things we learned!

 

Christopher Adam Johnson, Maymester 2017 Participant
Studying abroad was one of the best decisions I have ever made. From going halfway across the world, to making some awesome friends, it was worth every dollar.

 

Brent Michael Leonard, Maymester 2017 Participant
Enrolling in Discover Abroad's Australia and New Zealand Maymester was truly one of the best decisions I have ever made. The experience provided an opportunity to learn in some of the most beautiful and pristine locations around the world. I am incredibly thankful for everything the program had to offer and urge everyone to get out of their comfort zone to experience this amazing opportunity.

 

Laurel Ann Parker, Maymester 2017 Participant
"Best decision you can make at UGA!"

 

Ana Daly Abramson, Maymester 2018 Participant
"Oh the places you'll go." -Dr. Seuss

 

Maymester 2018 Participant
This was a trip of a lifetime and an experience no dollar amount can define

 

Maymester 2018 Participant
Being immersed in nature accompanied by knowledgable field guides as well as exploring pristine ecosystems will leave you in awe of our planet and will ignite a spark in you to work towards achieving a more sustainable future.

 

Maymester 2018 Participant
"Discover abroad provides first hand experience of the stake that human society has in sustainability. Diving in the Great Barrier Reef and hiking in the outback revealed some of the wonders at risk from human related changes to the planet. It made sustainability a tangible goal for me as an individual because now I too have a stake in the game. I have seen what we stand to lose if there is not change soon."