superspetacular adventurous awe enspiring lifechanger Past Review

By (emergency management, Barry University) - abroad from 02/17/2014 to 02/20/2015 with

Macquarie University: Sydney - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
More than words can say. It has been an amazing adventure I do not want to see it end. It has caused me to grow as a person and see things through new lights. It was entirely worth every up and down I experienced.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Exretmly intense programs. Its all about self awareness of your assignments and keeping up with everything.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

I loved everyone there.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

No, it is super expensive, internet is not included and to use it is also expensive. Can not buy your own have to use the one they provide for you. Living arrangements is OK for what one would expect in a 5 person house.

* Food:

Food is good there, groceries are a bit more than here but if you buy using Australia farmers direct they deliver to your apartment and the food is always fresh as well as decently priced

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Awesome. I fully integrated into it via scuba diving, rugby, and local friends.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Top notch all around.

* Safety:

Extremely safe

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)

Did not get funding

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 400 give or take
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Yea save butt loads of money, get a part time job, plan trips wayyyyy in advanced, pre pay them with US dollars.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • great school
* What could be improved?
  • better choices to live
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Bring more money, plan better for trips.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.