Australia is Amazing Past Review

By (Finance and Financial Management Services., Providence College) for

IFSA: Sydney - Macquarie University

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Most definitely

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.

Horrendous grading system

* 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


* 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? food is expensive

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Travel as much as possible

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Human Biology

Course Department: BIOL 108
Instructor: Michael Gillings
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Hard Information. Difficult essays which are graded unfairly. Moderate exams
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Planet Earth

Course Department: GEO 112
Instructor: Simor George
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Difficult, unfair essay grading
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Philosophy and morality and society

Course Department: PHL 132
Instruction Language: english
Comments: mediocre
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