A rewarding experience that I will remember for the rest of my life. Past Review

By (University of Hartford) - abroad from 01/13/2018 to 05/15/2018 with

API (Academic Programs International): Sydney - Macquarie University

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
One of the takeaway of my semester abroad, is that events that occur in my daily life are minuscule compared to the rest of the world. I learned to look at the bigger picture.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

I loved the program director and the excursions that they took us on. The director made it easy to adjust to living in another country.


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 85
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Save your money in advance, so you can go on trips with your friends.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The program director
  • The lifetime friendships I made from the program
  • Excursions
* What could be improved?
  • Helping us meet students in the local culture
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Budget your money wisely.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.