A challenging and fun growth experience Past Review

By (English/Creative Writing, Middlebury College) - abroad from 02/28/2013 to 07/02/2013 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?

Personal Information

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.

Not very challenging

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Found own housing

* Food:


* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $300


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Loctation
  • English-speaking
  • Attracted a fun group of students
* What could be improved?
  • Better housing through university
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? can't think of anything

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Sport, Law and Australian Society

Course Department: Law
Instructor: Anthony Hughes
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Not very challegening. Not a big time commitment. The work was ocassionally interesting.
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Creative Fiction

Course Department: Arts
Instructor: Stephanie Bishop
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Helpful for writing process
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Business Ethics

Course Department: Business
Instructor: Frank Zumbo
Instruction Language: English
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Marine Environment

Course Department: Science
Instructor: Angela Maharaj
Instruction Language: English
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