TEAN Abroad Bond University Review (Gold Coast) March 22, 2017

By (University of Rhode Island) - abroad from 08/27/2016 to 11/18/2016 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was definitely worth while, I agained a lot of insight on the culture of Australia and even Indonesia, as I was able to travel a lot. I was also able to experience many different parts of Australia.

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?

Beach housing was amazing!

* Food:

There's no chipotle :(

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

By the end of the program, Gold Coast felt like home.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I did not experience any health issues.

* Safety:

Basically no crime, I could walk around the city at night and feel completely safe.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

I absolutely loved this program, Gold Coast and Bond University.


* 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)

My parents luckily aided in funding my trip but I would say I spent about 200 dollars per week, if not more.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 200-250
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Don't spend all your money in the first week or month!!!!


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
  • Hotel
  • Hostel
* 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?
  • Traveling
  • Warm Climate
  • Beaches
* What could be improved?
  • Food
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That I would spend so much money, I wish I had brought more.

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.