Unreal January 12, 2023

By (Neuroscience, Middlebury College) - abroad from 08/10/2022 to 12/05/2022 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was so worthwhile and I learned so much about making friends and how to alone.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Easier than Middlebury, but in a different way. Still learned so much, but less busy work.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

A lot of online teaching.

* 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

I fell in love with the place and the people. I felt so at home and cannot wait to move there one day.


* 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? 75
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Eat at the dining all and eat street food.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

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?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local 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?
  • The people
  • The location
  • The food
* What could be improved?
  • More in person classes
  • More dorm room living
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I dind’t have as much anxiety. All my fears washed away so quickly. I also wish that I packed warmer clothes because it was way colder than I thought it was going to be.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Psychobiology of sex, love and attraction

Course Department: Psychology
Instructor: Richard
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It wasn’t super challenging, but it was incredibly interesting and I loved listening to the lectures. I also liked the essay assignment.
Credit Transfer Issues: No.