Past Review

By (Government, The University of Texas at Austin) for

Arcadia: Sydney -Sydney Internship Program Summer

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes it was worthwhile, I gained valuable experience for my future career, which I would have otherwise not learned.

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: n/a
How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I thought the work load and the teaching methods were both very similar to the American educational system.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Teh Arcadia staff was amazing! They all came from unique backgrounds and were very helpful in assisting everyone's needs.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Surry Hills, within Sydney. <br /><br /> We were very close to nightlife and we didn't have to buy very many items in order to settle in, most items were already in the apartment.

* Food:

Food is much more expensive than in America.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

We took a trip to the Blue Mountains and I also spent a week in Goodooga on a cultural immersion program. It was nice to be able to travel a little bit while I was in Australia.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Everyone who had health issues seemed to find the doctor easily.

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? I wouldn't eliminate anything, but make sure you bring more money than they tell you to bring!


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? If you want internship expereience then do this program.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Parallel Realities

Course Department: Humanities
Instructor: Elphick
Instruction Language: English
Comments: We went on several different, fascinating field trips and that was my favorite part. Learning can be so much fun when you're not always in the classroom!
Credit Transfer Issues: n/a
Course Name/Rating:


Course Department: Humanities
Instructor: Franklyn
Instruction Language: english
Comments: The grade for this course was based on your supervisor's suggestion at the workplace and a research paper about your internship.
Credit Transfer Issues: n/a