Learning about Life Down Under Past Review

By (Accounting, Bryant University) for

Arcadia: Sydney - University of Sydney

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned so much about myself and becoming more independent while I was abroad. I learned a lot about travelling alone and with new people. I learned a lot about the culture from the Australians that I lived with and went to class with. I would not ever give up my entire experience for anything, and am so glad I was able to participate in this program.

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.

The grading system was much more difficult than at Bryant. In class sizes of 200-300 students everyone is graded on a bell cureve. Lectures were much larger than students at Bryant are used to, but tutorials that met once a week are about the same size as classes at Bryant. The workload wasn't consistent but was heavy during exam periods.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* 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)

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • International Students
  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The leaders were a lot of fun to talk to and learn from.
* What could be improved?
  • More trips included or organized by the program.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? If you are considering going, GO! The people you meet and experiences you have are incredibly rewarding. You will learn so much about yourself and grow tremendously. While abroad, do and see everything you can. Many types of students would benefit but those especially who are looking to try new things and meet new people.