Amazing Experience Down Under Past Review

By (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor) - abroad from 02/19/2016 to 06/25/2016 with

IES Abroad: Sydney Direct Enrollment - University Of Sydney

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained many new friends and was able to see a whole different part of this world. I felt the different travels and everyday experiences I had were so amazing and I will never forget them. Australia is a wonderful place with the nicest people.

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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

IES Abroad made living in a different country so easy. They provided housing, trips throughout the semester and were there if I had any problems.


* 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)


* 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?

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  • Americans
* 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Trips throughout the semester
  • Housing
  • Location
* What could be improved?
  • More little events to get to know the other IES students
  • More food events so do not have to spend so much money
  • Academic help due to the differences
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Australia is a very expensive place. So just knowing that it will be a lot of money would have made it easier because there was an overwhelming feeling in the beginning of the expenses.

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.