Sydney is a great city for studying abroad and working Past Review

By (Brandeis University) - abroad from 05/28/2017 to 07/08/2017 with

University of Sydney: Sydney - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained work experiences by taking the internship course. It was pretty worth it because I actually learned about the marketing field and Australian work place.

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.

Overall educational experience at the University of Sydney is good and the internship course helped me gain work experience in a foreign work place.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

There was no dinning hall we cooked by ourselves

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I did not actually have a chance mingling with local people much because I was doing an internship at a very small startup and I lived with Americans.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I had no experience with healthcare for this program

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No

I would want to try something new and go explore a different country.


* 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)

It was cheaper on food and groceries in Sydney comparing to Boston.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Not really


* 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
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Other
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?
  • City
  • New friends that I made
  • Internship
* What could be improved?
  • Housing
  • Class format
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish that I knew working at a startup would be more challenging that working at a bigger company.

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:

ARTS 2600

Course Department:
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It was an internship work that it taught us how to perform in an Australian work place and helped us gain work experiences.
Credit Transfer Issues: