The Best Semester Of My Life! Past Review

By (Accounting and Related Services., Nichols College) - abroad from 07/08/2013 to 11/17/2013 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I matured a lot during my semester abroad because you learn how to survive on your own. You don't have your parents or friends back home to help you if you need help. Made me want to travel the world even more because it was such a great experience.

Review Photos

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

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?

Great housing couldn't ask for anything better

* Food:

Just like American food really good

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I went to the doctor many of times. One was when I almost broke my wrist they weren't sure got X-ray came back negative. Doctors were very nice. Another one was when I got really sick the doctor called and checked up on me.

* Safety:

No problems with anyone.

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? 200
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Buy cheap foods name brands


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* 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?
  • How nice the people are that work for TEAN.
  • Easy to contact TEAN members
* What could be improved?
  • More trips offered throughout the semester.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? There was nothing that I didn't know before going to Australia. The coffee breaks that they had were just really good surprises. TEAN does an extremely good job on telling you all the information that is needed.

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.