Best Four Months of my Life Past Review

By (Communications, University of New Hampshire) - abroad from 08/28/2013 to 12/15/2013 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I would describe my study abroad experience as the best four months of my life. I was given the opportunity to see and experience things that I will never be able to again. I met some of my best friends on this trip and fulfilled a dream that I never imagined would come true. I couldn't imagine going with any other program, TEAN made the application process, enrollment, and entire abroad experience extremely manageable. I learned how to adapt to a different culture and meet people from different backgrounds that will forever benefit me. I could not be more satisfied with my experience abroad and I think it was absolutely worthwhile, I recommend it to any potential study abroad students.

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


* 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? $100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Look for groupons and use public transportation as much as possible


* 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
  • 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?
  • The outstanding organization
  • The wonderful accommodations
  • Extremely helpful employees
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing that I can think of
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The only thing I wish I knew was how beneficial it would be and to cherish my time spent abroad. I have zero complaints with the program I travelled with.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.