Incredible experience! January 27, 2016

By (Economics, Brandeis University) - abroad from 08/17/2015 to 12/03/2015 with

Boston University: Sydney - Sydney Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
An internship is a very intense commitment, and one that takes a lot of time that could be used in other, more enjoyable ways.

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.

Interesting courses, however not particularly tough.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The administration was incredible! Very flexible with students needs and accommodating

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Students were placed in four person suites with a kitchen. Be ready to cook.

* Food:

Food was pretty normal.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Not too integrated because a lot of the time was spent with others in the program.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Healthcare was accessible, but was at no point relevant to me during my semester abroad.

* Safety:

Sydney feels like the safest city in the world!

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No

Finances

* 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)

Food was pretty expensive so I cooked a lot.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? No

Language

* 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?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Traveling
  • Friends
  • Nightlife
* What could be improved?
  • Internship Placement
  • Accommodation with food
  • --
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Prepare for traveling in advance.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.