My Perfect Australian Adventure Past Review

By (Veterinary Technology, Mount Ida College) - abroad from 02/11/2013 to 06/23/2013 with

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Brisbane - University of Queensland

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was the best decision I have ever made. I learned so much about myself, other cultures, and about life. It has made me a better person today and has prepared me for many more adventures.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Katie was awesome! She was definitely a great person to ask for advice, and helped me with anything I needed.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Our apartment was perfect! It was so nice, clean and right next to campus. It also was so close to the city.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I made so many Australian friends over the few months I lived there. It was nice to meet locals, and totally embrace how the Aussies lived.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I felt so safe living in Brisbane. Not only was the city safe, but the apartment complex we were assigned to live in was very secure.

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)



* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Housing
  • Organization
  • TEAN Staff
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing!
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Not to be nervous - they help you with everything!!!