During the week I would head off to Uni (University of Wollongong) for classes. I found university was probably one of the biggest things I needed to get used to here. Every class has a tutorial and lecture each week with about only four assessments throughout the semester.
Unlike at home where you're likely to have an exam every two weeks; here you would have a midterm, final, and two papers or group presentations as well. Projects build up, so this experience really helps to plan out your time to avoid last minute work (especially with all the traveling).
On the weekends, it was time to explore. One of the greatest things about going abroad through the CIEE program is that there's always an adventure coming up. We got to hike up an aboriginal mountain to see their teaching schools, climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge, abseil the Blue Mountains, along with others.
When there wasn't a weekend trip already planned, some friends and I would head to Sydney for the weekend, find various hikes/ beaches to explore or fly to a different part of the country.