An Incredible Sydney Semester Despite Home Institution's Shortcomings Past Review

By (Gender and Sexuality Studies, Tulane University) for

University of Sydney: Sydney - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I truly had the time of my life and plan to live abroad when I graduate. I could not have asked for a better country to live in and better people to explore it with.

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.

I did not enjoy the academics at Sydney as much as at Tulane however it was absolutely a learning experience to learn in a different style and setting.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Advisors were consistently available and knowledgeable.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Study Australia provided above and beyond housing that allowed me to live comfortably and meet an incredible group of students. Had I not found their services, I cannot say where I would have ended up.

* 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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Sydney is an expensive city and expect things to cost more than they do in New Orleans. It is probably comparable to living in Manhattan and the high cost of city living.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? United States

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
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students