The Trip of a Lifetime September 25, 2019

By (Arizona State University) - abroad from 01/16/2019 to 04/20/2019 with

CAPA Sydney: Study & Intern Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I loved my study abroad experience, and it was definitely worthwhile. I gained experience working internationally and was able to complete a certificate in international business through my home university.

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.

* 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?

* Safety:

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Save up ahead of time! You know you won't be able to earn money while you're there, so plan accordingly.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • exploring the other side of the world
  • getting to know Australians
  • internship experience
* What could be improved?
  • internship placement
  • better integration with local students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The time I was there went so much quicker than I expected! It is a short program, so I wish I would've taken advantage of travel and the resources sooner.