Fantastic opportunity of Australian culture while learning Sports Psychology. Past Review

By (University of Central Florida) - abroad from 07/07/2019 to 07/28/2019 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
This trip was very worthwhile. This trip allowed me to experience a month of on the go immersive learning while meeting some of the best people I have met in my life.

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

* 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

This program was only about 11 students which was perfect for easily getting to know everyone in the group. We had a really close relationship with each other and the professor on the trip because of this. The group size allowed us to do the majority of events together and travel around the cities we stayed in with ease. The course we took was Sports Psychology and we were able to relate the course to the sports we got to see while on the trip which added a lot of value to our learning.


* 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? 200
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Plan for the essentials first, save buying souvenirs for the very end of the trip. Spend money on food and experiences rather than material things.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hotel
  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
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?
  • Staying in 3 different cities in Australia.
  • Meeting people from all around the U.S.A.
  • Being able to relate the course to what we did activity wise on the trip.
* What could be improved?
  • More free time.
  • Having an off day in between.
  • Having met the group before being on the trip.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew the full cost of expenses before the trip. It is hard to predict the full expenses so it is always good to be over-prepared with money but to pack light.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Sports Psychology

Course Department:
Instructor: Dr. Mick Savage
Instruction Language: English
Comments: The course gave me a look into the psychology behind sports and athletes. Methods used to perform optimally in sports and things that can affect the mind when competing at the highest level. This course was great in discussion-based assignments and learning while in the country of Australia by seeing different sports played in person.
Credit Transfer Issues: None.