An experience that was incredeibly amazing and has so many lifelong memories. Past Review

By (University of Southern Indiana) - abroad from 05/31/2019 to 06/25/2019 with

ISA Study Abroad in Sydney, Australia

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned that I am capable of going places alone and figuring out what I am doing independently, I gained confidence in myself and my abilities. It has been the most worthwhile experience I have ever gotten the opportunity to participate in.

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?

* 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

ISA was amazing at answering all of my questions and showing us around Sydney when we got there. Sydney was a beautiful place and I would go back there again and would stay longer than the three weeks.


* 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? $150
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Start saving as soon as possible and pay attention to the conversion of currency. Always save some money for your flight home in case there are delays or cancellations and you need to book a hotel and eat.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • International Students
  • Other
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?
  • Location
  • Organization
  • Experiences
* What could be improved?
  • Housing
  • Scholarships
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew how much things would cost in the host country because it was expensive in Sydney.