A land of adventure and many international travelers May 22, 2018

By (University of Hartford) - abroad from 01/10/2018 to 04/25/2018 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned global perspectives, how to enjoy the outdoors around me while attending school, other culture, and Australian culture and history. well worthwhile

Review Photos

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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?

Liked the location just wish there could have been a cheaper option

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

allianz had issues with logging in and recognizing my membership

* Safety:

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

from providing Great Barrier Reef experience, climbing the country's tallest building, a rugby match, accomadation, dinners, etc the program gave us great free events to attend and the necessary connections to explore

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? made my own food with cheap easy groceries otherwise you have to spend a fortune
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? find your own beach housing thats close to the University, but close to tram and bus station

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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  • 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?
  • prepaid activities
  • interesting course work
  • beach housing
* What could be improved?
  • housing options budget friendly
  • embrace other cultures by living with non americans
  • casual work options
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? that the system in getting credits for courses does not really benefit your academic progress unless you go unrestricted electives only. how much the uni lacked a local presence. that i would be living with americans

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.