Studying Abroad at Macquarie Uni Past Review

By (Neuroscience, Agnes Scott College) for

Macquarie University: Sydney - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
The opportunity to study abroad as a student was such an amazing adventure for me. I spent 4 months studying Neuroscience in Sydney, Australia and every single thing about my program exceeded my expectations, as did the location and kindness of the people who helped me along the way - both at ASC and abroad. Learning in a classroom setting significantly larger and vastly different from that found at Agnes Scott made me appreciate our student-professor contact like I never had before. There was no question I had that went unanswered and living abroad as a Scottie cemented my notions of what it means to be a strong, independent woman in the best of ways. I learned more about life and about myself than I probably learned in class, but what I learned was far more valuable and I couldn't have asked for a better experience.

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

* 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? No


* 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)


If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Exchange

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Do everything you while you're there. The chance to do it over doesn't come easily.