A fun, relaxing time Past Review

By (Economics., Middlebury College) - abroad from 07/28/2014 to 11/22/2014 with

University of Sydney: Sydney - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Not much, classes were easy and I had a lot of down time to do other activities. Australia wasn't exactly a big cultural change for me.

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.

* 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? No


* 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)

Very expensive.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 250-300 dollars
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Cook!


* 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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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
* 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Easy going lifestyle
* What could be improved?
  • How to pick courses
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Housing availability.

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:

ECOP 1003

Course Department: Politcal Economy
Instructor: Bill Dunn
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Interesting material, but you can take the exam without going to a single class. Readings are the most important.
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Intro to Modern Logic

Course Department: Philosophy
Instructor: Nicholas Smith
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Challenging towards the end of the course but very interesting. Grading was fair.
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ECON 1005

Course Department: Economics
Instructor: Michael Paton and guests
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Some guest lecturers were hits, others misses. Overall the material covered in class was very interesting.
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EDUH 4058

Course Department: Education
Instructor: Steve Georgakis
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Very fun class, not much work. Fields trips were nice.
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