Go Ausy!!! Past Review

By (Political Science and Government., Middlebury College) for

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Incredible. I could write a book about it.

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.

Not as tough of a transition. Teachers expect high level of work and are more than happy to help.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Strengths: Academic writing/critical thinking. Weaknesses: explaining different criteria used.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Lived in off-campus apartment.

* Food:

Bring money. You basically have to eat out a lot and it ain't cheap. Be smart, budget and buy groceries.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Going to the Great Barrier Reef

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Very Safe.

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?

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?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Location
  • The Australian people
  • Phenomenal Education
* What could be improved?
  • Better living
  • more time abroad
  • More transparency
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Get involved. Meet new people. See another part of the world.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Introduction to Criminal Justice

Course Department: CRIM1011
Instructor: Dr. Sanja Milivojevic
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Great course. Learned a lot about Australia's Criminal Justice System. Went to a courtroom and performed field work.
Credit Transfer Issues: Should not be an issue.
Course Name/Rating:

Australia's European Context

Course Department: ARTS 1781
Instructor: Andrea Benvenuti
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Phenomenal course and professor. Learned a great deal about the political relationship between Australia and its mother country, the United Kingdom.
Credit Transfer Issues: I should not. Political Science credit.
Course Name/Rating:

Australian Legends: Introducing Australian Studies

Course Department: ARTS 1190
Instructor: Grace Karskens
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Loved the professor! Learned so much about Australia's different phases of history
Credit Transfer Issues: Nope.
Course Name/Rating:

The Politics of Human Rights in Australia

Course Department: ARTS 2840
Instructor: Nick Apoifis
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Best class! Learned so much and worked so hard but really worth it
Credit Transfer Issues: Nope.