Australia is a country full of culture and sports fanatics Past Review

By (Psycholgy, Goucher College) for

Macquarie University: Sydney - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Of course, there is nothing better than going to another country and seeing things in a different light.

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.

Felt as if the teachers were not quite sure how to teach each subject and most presentations were boring and too long to focus.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Apartment did the job it was suppose to do and couldn't expect anything less.

* Food:

Meat in Australia is delicious.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Traveling for two weeks from Cairns down to Byron Bay and exploring the Blue Mountains.

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Overall I spent close to 500 for food and personal expenses
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Money required for drinking was very high and money need for public transportation is expensive.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Take twice the money you think and get ready to travel to a place like none other.