Unforgettable Past Review

By (The University of Texas at Austin) - abroad from 05/25/2017 to 07/08/2017 with

Arcadia: Sydney - University of Sydney

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was definitely worthwhile. I have learned to explore more and step out of my comfort zone more often.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

It was an unbelievable experience. I highly recommend going alone or with only another friend as you really only get the full study abroad experience by forcing yourself to go out and meet new people and do new things.

* 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?

I had no health issues.

* Safety:

There were absolutely no safety issues or concerns in Sydney, Australia.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

Sydney is a wonderful place with countless things to do, amazing people to meet, and great places nearby that are easy to travel to.


* 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? $500
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Just be ready to spend more than you would like.


* 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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  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • International 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?
  • the people
  • going alone
  • Sydney itself
* What could be improved?
  • enlighten perspective students more on what their living situation will be like
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That it would go by in a blink of an eye.

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.