Studied in Sydney, Loved living at Bondi Past Review

By (PSYCHOLOGY., Simmons College) for

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Sydney - Macquarie University

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes, it was absolutely amazing. You learn so much about yourself and a new country and gain independence. It's an amazing opportunity to travel and study and you only have a few opportunities, so take them!

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months
The term and year this program took place: Spring 2010

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The classes were difficult and the grading was much harder and difficult.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Easy to contact and always helpful.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Loved living at Bondi and the Meriton Hotel was wonderful

* Food:

Groceries stores next door and easy to cook

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

It was easy to travel and meet people

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

It was hard to get an appointment at an office that accepted our Health insurance card

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? It's very expensive, so save lots!


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Fluent
Language acquisition improvement?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • International Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Do it!!!! No hesitations!!!