Great City but wished i had made more Aussie Friends July 24, 2017

By (Brandeis University) - abroad from 01/18/2017 to 05/04/2017 with

Boston University: Sydney - Sydney Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Australians are really nice and have an amazing country

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Depends on the classes you take and the professors you get, some are better then others

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

the administration is extremely helpful and friendly

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

best living spaces i have seen for students, way better then US dorms

* Food:

We didnt have a dinning but Australian food is very good and healthy

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Ze didnt meet very many australian students

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I didnt use it but others that had to use it were pleased

* Safety:

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

I would rather go on my own and integrate myself with more australians then be with only americans , but it was a great program

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)

1

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 300 a week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Eat at home as much as you can

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? None
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? none applicable to program
How many hours per day did you use the language? 0
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? none applicable to program

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
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?
  • Australians
  • The city
  • Traveling
* What could be improved?
  • Meeting other Aussie students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That i would only be with Americans

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!