BEST TIME EVER August 31, 2016

By (Augsburg College) - abroad from 01/03/2016 to 04/25/2016 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained so much abroad. I have met my very best friend abroad who was in TEAN as well. I have learned so much about myself and who I want to be. I know I want traveling to be apart of my life forever now. I have never felt so free in my whole life! I would go back right now if someone had an extra ticket.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

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

I honestly loved TEAN it was the best experience of my life. I really enjoyed the Sydney orientation trip because I was able to meet a lot of other Americans that were in my program and were in the same boat as me. I felt very prepared and the fact everyone everyone was in the same boat as me.

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)

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? I would try and get groceries with your roommates and eat out on the weekends

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • 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?
  • Orientation in Sydney
  • The coffee dates
  • how approachable everyone was
* What could be improved?
  • I would love more trip like Sydney with the whole group!
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I honestly knew everything that I would have needed to know and was very prepared.

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.