UNSW was worth every penny Past Review

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Worth every penny. I want to go back and maybe live in Australia one day

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks
The term and year this program took place: Spring 2010

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I took a lot of interesting classes. I had work, but it was not too much to handle. It is very different. The professors are not as accessible and when handing in a paper it is a lot more formal in that you need to sign off and hand it in to a specific department, which then delivers it to your professor.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

It was a good orientation. It was only a day however, so I wish that it was longer

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I lived in an old hostel that was converted into a house, kind of like dorms <br /><br /> It was an awesome place and in a very convenient location

* Food:

food is good here

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Good night life

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I felt 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? over 60
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? groceries are a lot more expensive here. Try to eat out less as well, it is cheaper to make your own food


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

Language acquisition improvement?

I did not speak any other languages other than my native English

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Do it! It is the greatest place on earth

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Marketing Distribution and the Law

Course Department: LEGT2731
Instructor: Zumbo
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Zumbo is an amazing professor. This class was a lot of fun as well as very accommodating to study abroad students
Credit Transfer Issues: not sure
Course Name/Rating:

Business Ethics and the Law

Course Department: LEGT2712
Instructor: Zumbo
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Awesome class
Credit Transfer Issues: not sure
Course Name/Rating:

Senses and Knowing

Course Department: ARTS2874
Instructor: Rao
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Difficult class, but very interesting. A lot of work
Credit Transfer Issues: I do not know
Course Name/Rating:

Sports Law and International Diplomacy

Course Department: LAWS0252
Instructor: Hughes
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Awesome class.
Credit Transfer Issues: I do not know