Take Me Back to the Land Down Under Past Review

By (University of New Hampshire) - abroad from 02/15/2014 to 06/30/2014 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Going to Australia with The Education Abroad Network was the most amazing and best experience I have ever chosen in my life. Throughout the experience of going abroad I became more independent and confident. I learned so much about my culture and myself as well as other cultures. I met people from all over the world and traveled with them to some of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. This experience was definitely worthwhile and I would do it all over again!

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I definitely learned A LOT while at the University of Queensland, but it took a lot of work. The courses contained a good amount of research, but definitely worth it!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

I met with them once when my UNH advisor visited, but they had programs available for us.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

AWESOME, very modern!

* Food:

A lot like American food.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I participated in many cultural experiences that TEAN brought us on as well as groups at UQ.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

No vaccines were needed. I went to the doctors once in Australia with no problems at all.

* Safety:

I felt very safe in Brisbane. At first I was a little shocked with the few amount of cops around.

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)

Things were expensive, but everything was worth the money.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $50


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • excursions
  • accommodations
  • the people with us
* What could be improved?
  • nothing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Everything was more than I ever expected it to be!

Individual Course Reviews

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Comments: It was a course you could take in USA, but wasnt very challenging. One assignment and one final with research included.
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Comments: Not very challenging. One presentation, weekly reflections, and a final paper.
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Austrailian Indigenous Art ARTT2103

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Comments: This course was very interesting. There was one field trip to Stradbroke Island. The workload included one set of discussion questions a week ( not graded, intended to help for the 2 reflections) and reflections (graded) and there was one final paper that the professor was very helpful with. I am not very interested in art, but this class kept my interest.
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Australia's Marine Environment MARS205

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Comments: I definitely recommend this class, we went on two different field trips. One to Stradbroke Island and one to Heron Island (a place that is very difficult to travel to without this class). The professors were very well known for the work they do. There were 3 research papers, online quizzes, and one final exam.
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