Australia: I wanna go back! Past Review

By (Urban Studies/Affairs., Trinity University) for

Arcadia: Sydney - University of New South Wales

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
yessssss every second, minute, and dollar. well worth

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.

I think the majority of grading was similar to the U.S., except with papers. Americans were really shocked with their paper grades and didn't understand how the grading worked.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Of course dining halls wont satisfy an average student

* 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? i lived on campus so my personal spending was very small. i could go one week without spending anything, but thats not including tranportation ($5 a week) and going out ($30 a week +)
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? you're going to want to travel, and i left spending $6,000 in all. you can travel to awesome places (the outback AND new zealand) and keep it very affordable.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • International Students