Study Abroad in Sydney - Fantastic Overall Experience Past Review

By (Math, 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?
yes - invaluable global and cultural exposure that I will never forget.

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.

Workload at Middlebury was much heavier than at University of New South Wales. The grading system was much less personalized, large university feel. Teaching methods were very hands on - large lectures but very small tutorial groups which were effective in teaching concepts from lectures.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Could not have been more helpful or have prepared me any better. Great overall experience with the Middlebury Study Abroad Office.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

very expensive but very good. need to buy groceries because it is unreasonably expensive to eat out frequently. however, when i did get the chance to go to a local restaurant, it was usually very good.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

great sports bars.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

never feared for my safety at all.

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)

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?
  • Social environment and freedom that went hand in hand with the living situation
* What could be improved?
  • advice on how to save money could be incorporated into preparation for the program
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I would recommend this program to anyone. I don't see how it would be possible to dislike it.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Introduction to Criminal Justice

Course Department: CRIM1011
Instructor: Sanja Milivojevic, Amanda Wilson
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Quite challenging. Very few assessments which accounted for a large portion of overall grade. Field trip to local court house was very informative. Teacher was very knowledgable. Participation was similar to Middlebury discussion sections.
Credit Transfer Issues: Not sure yet.