Breathtaking July 10, 2017

By (Accounting, University of Hartford) - abroad from 02/11/2017 to 06/24/2017 with

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Auckland - AUT University

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I just gained so much knowledge about a totally different side of the world that I didn't know that existed. Made lifelong friends. This experience was very worthwhile

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

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?

Great loved living at WSA !

* Food:

So many different good food!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Everyone was really friendly and wanted to become friends and were more than willingly to answer any and all questions I had about the culture and they were excited to teach me about their culture

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Very easily, just made an appointment and went to the doctor.

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

I wish I could go back do it all again just for experience, so many memories were made here

Finances

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $50-75
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Make sure you budget your money, look for student discounts everywhere!

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Activeness
  • Friendly
* What could be improved?
  • More farewell events
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Wish I knew to possibly have a better camera for better pictures

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.