Studying in Paradise Past Review

By (Pre Law, University of Maryland - College Park) for

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Gold Coast - Bond University

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile? 4 months of my life. Caused me to stay another 5 months after

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Education Abroad Network: Gold Coast - Bond University Photo

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: Bond
How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Phenomenal experience on all accounts. Best program, best people, best location. Bond is a fantastic school with passionate teachers, and events throughout the semester that make you not want to ever leave. Workload is relatively the same as back home, giving you plenty of time to take advantages of the numerous travel experiences that will create memories for a lifetime!! #australialove

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Everything about the trip exceeded my expectations.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I chose to live in the Meriton, on the beach, as well as 95% of the kids on my program. The housing is right on the beach, in downtown Broadbeach, and just a short bus ride from campus. Couldn't have been any better. 5 star hotel, great apts, pool, hot tub, game room, etc...

* Food:

Small meal plan, when we were on campus, would have been nice

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Unbelievable in all aspects. Great kids, great rendezvous, events, parties, clubs, yada yada yada. TEAN and the school do a good job of making sure you have the time of your life.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Needs only 1 sentence; NO GUNS IN AUSTRALIA. Couldn't have been in a safer place. People here are all chill. Didn't see a single murder on the news in my 4 months.

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)

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • School/housing
  • being in australia =)
  • People
* What could be improved?
  • Small meal plan would have been nice
  • post-semester trip
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? If you want to have the best 4 months of your life, on the best program, with the best people, and in the best country..this is your thing!!