Macquarie Uni...missing Oz! Past Review

By (Anthropology., University of Texas - San Antonio) for

Macquarie University: Sydney - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how a different school system worked and what that side of the world was all about.

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: University of South Pacific
How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 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?

Close to campus but had to pay for internet

* Food:

Food was expensive to eat out, the shopping centre with food wasn't too far away though

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Good cultural classes

* 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)

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • International Students
  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Save up money and travel as much as you can. Australia is expensive but beautiful.