Allie: Sydney, Australia


Junior, Accounting
Host Location: Sydney, Australia
Program: UK Partner Education Abroad Network at the University of New South Wales
Term: Fall 2013
Overall, on a scale from one to five, Allie rates this program a five.

Why did you decide to study abroad?
Being from Lexington, I wanted the chance to explore my horizons. I also knew that UNSW was a Top 50 business school in the world, which would build my resume significantly.

What classes did you take and how did they apply to your major?
I took an Economics & Finance course to complement my major courses and I also took two electives to count towards my 60 hours that Gatton requires you to take outside of the college.

What surprised you most about your host country?
How vast and diverse it was. I figured that most of the culture would be similar in each region I traveled, but that was not the case at all. Each region had its own individual style.

What advice do you have for students doing a similar program
Do not be afraid. Going abroad can be a scary thing, yet alone living abroad, but let that fear drive you. Don’t let it hold you back.