Fun program, little stress January 24, 2019

By (Brandeis University) - abroad from 08/21/2018 to 12/06/2018 with

Boston University: Sydney - Sydney Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot about myself, how to be self sufficient, and how to be myself

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.

Felt like I learned a lot, but did not feel overburdened, so I had time and mental space to enjoy being abroad

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Excellent and dedicated staff!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Apartment style, single room in shared suite with full kitchen

* Food:

No meal plan, but nearby food was great!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Specific classes to teach you about the culture, Internship part really helped with intergration

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

On the administrative end, people were extremely caring and willing to help

* Safety:

Nothing more than typical big city dangers, building was very secure

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

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)

Sydney is a very expensive city

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 125+
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Learn to cook, get to clubs before cover, bars are very expensive so prepare wisely

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
  • Apartment
  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • 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?
  • Academic understanding
  • Program-led cultural teaching
  • Program-led trips
* What could be improved?
  • More group activities scattered through program
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Leave home at home!

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.