A Great Experience at USYD! July 12, 2021

By (University of Edinburgh) - abroad from 08/17/2020 to 06/26/2021 with

University of Sydney: Sydney - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I really enjoyed studying business at USYD to understand Australia and the greater Asia-Pacific region within the context of my degree. I also loved getting to meet both local and international students and share our different experiences/perspectives. The study abroad program was definitely worthwhile!

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.

I thought the classes were a great mix of projects, individual assignments and exams. The professors were very helpful and knowledgable about their field. I felt it was just challenging enough without being overwhelming.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The study abroad team were excellent and were great for any questions and providing resources.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

N/A (virtual exchange student)

* Food:

N/A (virtual exchange student) but it looked amazing!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Since the program was virtual there wasn't quite the complete integration into Australian culture/society. However, the study abroad team did a great job at creating Australian themed social events and even provided Australian snacks for study abroad students to try together (virtually).

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

N/A (virtual exchange student). Health insurance is required for in-person study abroad students. There was frequent communication about the status of COVID-19 I Australia and the health/safety measures put in place for students.

* 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)

N/A (Virtual Exchange Student)


* 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? Exchange

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Other
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • N/A
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Diverse range of classes
  • Industry projects
  • Societies
* What could be improved?
  • Flexible exam timetable for different timezones
  • Partnering study abroad students with more local students in class
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? To sign up for more of the virtual social events!

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.