I am moving to Australia Past Review

By (Math, Quinnipiac University) for

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
yes. australians are awesome, everybody has to come here. i have learned so much about another culture which is something i enjoy. i have met some amazing people who i will probably be in contact with even after i return to the states.

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.

the Australian grading system is much different and i did not know that. school in the states has more busy work while everything here counts for more of your grade

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program


* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

we live around families so we have gotten many noise violations. it is not like living in a dorm where you are surrounded by other students.

* Food:

we cook all our own meals! but there are many good places to go in the city to get a good meal

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

rugby games, new zealand mid semester break, cairns trip, all activities planned by this program were worth the money and definitely a good experience

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

no issues

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)


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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • learning experience
  • challenging myself
  • meeting new people
* What could be improved?
  • housing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? AUSTRALIA!