Sydney was the experience I will never forget! Past Review

By (Tulane University) - abroad from 02/27/2012 to 07/05/2012 with

University of Sydney: Sydney - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned to be more independent because I had to figure it out by myself. The experience was worthwhile and I would love to be able to do it all over again

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I believe that the University of Sydney was a very rewarding experience that was different to what I have encountered at Tulane. It was not as intense as I was expecting due to a larger class size

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The administration was very knowledgeable and always available if I had any problems. They were some of the most competent administration staff that I had ever worked with.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

This is based on Tulane's lack of handling our housing situation. They could have made it a bit easier for us to attain on-campus housing instead of making us complete every little thing ourselves

* Food:

I made my own meals in my share house and overall the food was very close to American cuisine

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I lived in a share house with 3 Australians and felt very integrated into Australian society. I learned slang and hung out with Australians that weren't just students

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I went to the doctors when I was sick and it was very easy to see a doctor

* Safety:

Sydney was one of the safest places I have ever been to. I was never once scared of being alone while out at night.

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)

Sydney is a very expensive city. And housing was the biggest money drainer

* Was housing included in your program cost? No
* Was food included in your program cost? No


* 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?

Select all that apply

  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Other
* 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?
  • I became more independent
  • Interesting classes
* What could be improved?
  • Tulane's ability to help their students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I would have to do every single thing by myself