Past Review

By (Finance and Financial Management Services., 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?
It was special to expand my horizons in such a faraway place and making lasting friendships with people my age that live across the ocean. It was a 10/10 experience

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: UNSW
How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Workload was minimal, teaching was poor, set-up of classes was unsatisfactory

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Great exchange staff.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Lived in Coogee @ Oakland Apartments. Coogee or Bondi is the way to go. <br /><br /> Lived right next to the beach- it was great!

* Food:

Expensive. Very similar to American food. Great Thai food.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Incredible experience meeting people, traveling, and trying new things.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:


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? Australia is VERY expensive. Be warned!


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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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • International Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? JUST DO IT. I was hesitant to leave UT for a semester, but it was such a great expeirence and now I cant wait to get back to UT this fall.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:


Course Department: Finance
Instructor: ?
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Few quizzes and a hard final. Pretty manageable finance class
Credit Transfer Issues: N/A