Best Experience Down Under May 19, 2017

By (University of Hartford) - abroad from 01/04/2017 to 04/25/2017 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned so many things about myself and the world around me. Too much to put into words. It was definitely worthwhile. I will be going back to Aus.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

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* 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


* 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? 150
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Plan out ahead of time all the big trips you want to do. From there, plan out each week how much you are going to spend on groceries and then how much you want for extra things. Stick to your budget.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Always someone to answer emails
  • Orientation
  • The extra activities that came along with it
* What could be improved?
  • Transportation from the school back to the airport on the way home.
  • They planned a trip and the farewell dinner on the same day
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had researched more places around Aus and outside of the country that I wanted to go before I went to so I could have planned better.

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.