AMAZING, Life-Changing, Experience of a lifetime! Past Review

By (International Business Law, The University of Texas at Austin) - abroad from 06/07/2013 to 07/27/2013 with

Arcadia: Sydney -Sydney Internship Program Summer

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained 5 new best friends, I learned SO much about a new culture, I got to scuba dive on a world wonder, and made countless amazing memories! Definitely worthwhile.

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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


* 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)

Sydney was very expensive!

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Probably around $200 a week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Start saving early!!! And save as much as you can! Sydney is more expensive than the US.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The country where I studied- Australia
  • Having an overall independence
* What could be improved?
  • More integration with locals; perhaps taking classes WITH the local students, instead of just the american students.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How much more expensive Sydney was compared to the U.S.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.