Can't Believe It's Real February 05, 2017

By (Lasell College) - abroad from 08/29/2016 to 12/18/2016 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Studying abroad opens you to so many new things. Sights, friends, and memories you will never forget. It's an excursion of a lifetime you won't regret taking. Not only do you learn so much about your new home, but you learn an ton about yourself; something staying stationary will not do. Australia is full of beautiful places and wonderful people. There is nothing negative to say about this place or the TEAN program that made my time abroad possible. Was it worthwhile? Lets just say you won't want to come home if you trek on this adventure of a lifetime.

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

Study abroad through TEAN allowed for its participants to experience so much of Australia and adapt to a new lifestyle.

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? Spend money on experiences and adventures, not alcohol.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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 activities provided
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That I wouldn't want to come home.