Incredible Experience January 30, 2017

By (Business Administration and Management, University of Rhode Island) - abroad from 01/04/2016 to 04/24/2016 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned that I love every aspect of traveling and exploring new cities, and I really learned how to be independent. It was definitely worthwhile, if it were up to be I would go back right now!

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?

I lived in beach housing, which was one of the more expensive options, but it was way worth it. I lived a block away from the beach, and only 20 minutes away from Bond University. The commute was very easy getting back and forth from school.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Everyone was very laid back and friendly!

* 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

It was the most amazing experience I've ever had. I've always wanted to travel to Australia and TEAN gave me this opportunity! They made the application process extremely easy, and made my time in Gold Coast, Australia even better!

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)

Australia is one of the more expensive places to study abroad, so I did have to limit myself a little bit with traveling and buying things.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 350
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Make a budget plan before you go abroad

Language

* 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?
  • The TEAN employees were extremely helpful with every question I had for them.
  • TEAN made the application process easy.
* What could be improved?
  • More trips be included through the programs
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew more about the places to visit in Australia and nearby

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.