I don't think I can, just absolutely amazing and I wish I was still there. Past Review

By (Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions., Ithaca College) - abroad from 02/16/2012 to 06/30/2012 with

IES Abroad: Sydney Direct Enrollment - Macquarie University

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was 100% worth while I would love to go back and do it again and I wouldn't do anything different. I learned that every country has special people and that there is so much for me still to see. This was just the beginning of seeing the whole world. I would love to go back to Aussie one day and live there for a period of time.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

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?

Loved living at Dunmore Lang College it was amazing!

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I had tonsillitis and bronchitis

* Safety:

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


* 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 was very expensive

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? Yes
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Hard to describe but more than I should of probably like 20 a week some weeks was much more
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Try to really watch out for sales and cheap stores especially in Sydney. Don't spend your money on stupid stuff like food if it is provided, save it for trips you will regret it!


* 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?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The dorm I loved Dunmore Lang so much.
  • I loved having a meal plan!
  • The people they were amazing!!
* What could be improved?
  • The communication between schools could have been better.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That Sydney was so expensive and how bad the sun is in Aussie.