Experience, fun, love, life, fright and education all in one trip! Past Review

By (ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS., Providence College) - abroad from 02/12/2013 to 06/30/2013 with

Arcadia: Sydney - Macquarie University

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned many things. I learned to appreciate different types of schooling and to appreciate my smaller school that i attend in the US. I learned other peoples view points and cultures. I met amazing people and did amazing things, of course it was worthwhile. When else in your life will you be young and beautiful and allowed to live in another country while studying and making friends?

Review Photos

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

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


* 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? $100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Just make sure you work and save a lot of money beforehand. Also, look up budget costs for that University (books, gym, food, etc.) then assume trips and extra things you will do and don't be stingy in your estimations. Always better to have more than less.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
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?
  • People
  • Location
* What could be improved?
  • More help with adapting to schooling system
  • Food
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How independent and online the educational system would be.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!