Australia: The Life Changing Journey Past Review

By (Special Education, The University of Texas at Austin) for

The University of New South Wales: Sydney - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I figured out things I didn't want to studya and I ended up making life long friends.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

less work but each thing counts for more.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

sometimes too laid back in Australia compared to how we are used to doing things in America

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

great food!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The raves at Masif are so much fun!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I felt extremley safe in Australia

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? no


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? Exchange

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? make friends with the locals!!