The best five months of my life Past Review

By (Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions., University of New Hampshire) - abroad from 08/02/2012 to 08/02/2012 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained more than I could put it into words. It was not only worthwhile, but the best five months of my life. I learned that I really can live on my own and handle my own problems. I gained lifelong friends and a deeper love for traveling. I wouldn't be the same person if I hadn't gone abroad.

Review Photos

Education Abroad Network: Auckland - University of Auckland Photo

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

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?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* 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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 150
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Budget wisely!


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The availability of staff
  • The friendliness of staff
  • The efforts they made to make sure I was doing well
* What could be improved?
  • Cost
  • The facilities of my living area
  • Options for food
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How expensive it is to live in New Zealand.