Alyssa S. | Australia – University of Sydney (Art and Philosophy)

Exploring art and culture in the Land Down Under! ACADEMICS How would you describe your host institution? USyd is a huge institution, with an enrollment of almost 60,000 students, but it never really felt crowded due to its huge campus and satellite campus across Sydney. It’s quite close and about 20-30 minutes from the Central … More Alyssa S. | Australia – University of Sydney (Art and Philosophy)

Autumn M., Australia, University of Melbourne (Communication)

ACADEMICS 1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took two classes in my major (Internet Communication and Intro to Media Writing) and two gen-ed classes (Australia Now and Going Places – Traveling Smarter). The communication courses were definitely easier than at UCSB and had a … More Autumn M., Australia, University of Melbourne (Communication)

Maddie F., Australia-Terrestrial Ecology and Marine Biology at University of Queensland (Biological Sciences)

Innovative research and field study on the Great Barrier Reef and Terrestrial Australia ACADEMICS  1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB?  I took Terrestrial Ecology, Marine Biology, and Australian studies and they all applied to my major classes in Biology. It was super easy to get … More Maddie F., Australia-Terrestrial Ecology and Marine Biology at University of Queensland (Biological Sciences)

Karly L., Australia- Physics Program University of Sydney (Sociology)

In the summer of 2019, I studied abroad in Sydney, Australia for the Physics program at the University of Sydney for two months. ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? At the University of Sydney, I took the the Physics 3-series. Compared to classes at UCSB, … More Karly L., Australia- Physics Program University of Sydney (Sociology)

Richard T., Australia – University of Melbourne (Sociology/Applied Psychology)

Studying abroad was the best decision and experience of my entire 4 year career at UC Santa Barbara.  ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB?  At the University of Melbourne, we were on a semester system which meant that we were required to take 4 classes to … More Richard T., Australia – University of Melbourne (Sociology/Applied Psychology)

Adele S., Australia – Univ. of Sydney (Political Science)

The 6 months I spent traveling and studying in Sydney, Australia was the most exciting, fulfilling, and valuable adventure I’ve had in my life so far. ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? AT USYD, I took two upper division political science classes, one GE music … More Adele S., Australia – Univ. of Sydney (Political Science)

Thalie Timsit, Australian Universities-University of Melbourne (Biopsychology)

What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal? My biggest fear was that I would be completely lost with logistical school things, such as signing up for classes abroad and transferring them over. It all ended up being really easy! What do you wish you had done … More Thalie Timsit, Australian Universities-University of Melbourne (Biopsychology)