Dunedin is the Absolute Best Choice January 05, 2019

By (University of Maryland - College Park) - abroad from 02/08/2019 to 06/30/2019 with

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Dunedin - University of Otago

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I was able to learn about taking a chance and going somewhere unfamiliar with new people. I made so many friends and had the experience of a lifetime. It was absolutely worthwhile and if I could start the whole journey over tomorrow, I would without hesitation.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

TEAN prepared me to make the most out of my education abroad experience through checking in just the right amount of times and setting us up with friends and a community to feel connected with when arriving in a new country.

* 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

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)

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
  • Other
  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Organization
  • Adventure
  • Friendships
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing!
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Not to second guess it. Going abroad with TEAN to the University of Otago is an incredible experience!

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.