Discovering The Rest of My Life Past Review

By (PSYCHOLOGY., Ohio State University - Columbus) - abroad from 02/12/2013 to 06/30/2013 with

ISA Study Abroad in Sydney, Australia

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned more about myself than I thought possible. I changed my career path. I came into my own. I fell in love with the world all over again.

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

24/7 support

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

townhouses of 5 people. personal bathroom and bedroom

* Food:

Own kitchen and cooking

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Performed in a musical with all locals

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Had no issues

* Safety:

Felt very safe, never had an incident

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 75
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Skip the constant alcohol consumption. It wastes more money than it's worth.


* 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

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

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Bridging Cultures Program
  • 24/7 Support
  • Housing
* What could be improved?
  • Sydney is Expensive
  • Macquarie is a train ride from Sydney
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Spend as little as possible so you can travel as much as you want

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'