Unreal experience!!! Everyone should go!! Past Review

By (Economics., Middlebury College) - abroad from 07/22/2013 to 10/31/2013 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Definitely worthwhile, I learned a lot about the Australian culture and the traveling was absolutely amazing.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* 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)

The cost of living is very expensive in Australia, especially Sydney.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 500
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Cook all of your meals at home and budget yourself


* 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?
  • Traveling
* What could be improved?
  • Grading system
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew more about their grading policies in Australia.

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:

Business Intern Program

Course Department: Finance
Instructor: James Bartle
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Good intern program. The assignment process (where you intern) was difficult at first though.
Credit Transfer Issues: No
Course Name/Rating:

Sport Law and Society

Course Department: Law
Instructor: David Holmes
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Decent course on sport culture in Australia. Writing intensive but very reasonable.
Credit Transfer Issues: No
Course Name/Rating:

Australian Legends

Course Department: ARTS
Instructor: Grace Karskens
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Most challenging course I took abroad. However gave a great historical overview of key aspects of the Australian cultue.
Credit Transfer Issues: No
Course Name/Rating:

Marine Environment

Course Department: MSCI
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Good overview of the marine environment around Sydney. Expect many field trips throughout and technical exams.
Credit Transfer Issues: No