Great Past Review

By (accounting and finance, Providence College) - abroad from 01/14/2013 to 05/07/2013 with

Boston University: Sydney - Sydney Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned that there is more to the world than what we know and it is so important to leave your comfort zone and get to see that

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

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:

None available,

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

No interaction with real australians other than professors

* 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? No


* 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)

australia is a very expensive place to live

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 150
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? only buy groceries at paddys market, don't eat out at nice places, get 3 dollar tacos when you can and drink cheap wine


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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 classes
  • the group programing trips
  • the dates of the program
* What could be improved?
  • involve real australians
  • immerse us more in the outside the classroom culture
  • more events to get to know each other
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? i wish i knew that i wouldnt meet any australians

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!