Hands down the best decision I've ever made! February 24, 2017

By (Lasell College) - abroad from 08/30/2016 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?
I grew into myself much more during my experience and became more patient. My semester abroad opened my eyes to different woks of life and I could not be more grateful.

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?

* 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

TEAN allowed me a lot of freedom, but still had structure and kept in touch to make sure I was comfortable during my stay in Australia.

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? Anywhere from $20-$100

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

  • Americans
* 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 advisors
  • The classes
  • The activities TEAN made for us
* What could be improved?
  • Have a tour of location
  • Better briefing on public transport and how it works
  • Make sure all advisors keep in contact when they are reached out to
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? After coming back to the U.S. I learned that TEAN is one of the number one programs for study abroad which I did not know prior to choosing it.