one the best times in my life September 20, 2018

By (Brandeis University) - abroad from 07/06/2018 to 08/12/2018 with

University of Sydney: Sydney - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes, definitely. I learned a lot of stuff about the local culture, especially the indigenous community and how they survived the colonization up to this point. It made me reflect on my own culture even more.

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.

* 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? Yes

it was definitely worth your time spending 5 weeks in Sydney. You will make friends from around the world and Sydney is such a great city to live in. the food and beaches were amazing.


* 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)

The life in Sydney was a bit expensive worth it though.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 280 australian dollars
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? spend the money when you have the chance,


* 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

  • 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
  • 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?
  • location
  • course
  • Friends
* What could be improved?
  • Field trip
  • intensity
  • Farewell meeting
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I would do a little bit of a research on the things to do in Sydney.

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.