A dream December 02, 2018

By (Quinnipiac University) - abroad from 01/16/2017 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 so much, I met all different people that i normally would not have been able to meet. it was definitely worth while.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Bond university was absolutely incredible. The professors were all so caring and made sure to do their best to see you succeed. the campus is breath taking, i do not have one complaint. Classes were challenging, but nothing too difficult for anybody to handle.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

They are so helpful and friendly. They make sure to reach out to each person individually to make sure they are doing okay while being abroad.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I was extremely satisfied. The housing options were beautiful. No matter which one you got you would be happy.

* Food:

Food is amazing there.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

It was very easy to feel integrated. Mostly because you're around all different international students and everyone is so welcoming and friendly.

* 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

I loved my time abroad. everything was amazing. The people at TEAN helped to make sure that you were comfortable. They worked with you and made sure you had the time of your life.

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)

It is a little bit expensive, so it would be important to make sure you save up before you go. But it is definitely work it.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? i spent about 100 a week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? be careful what you spend, and dont blow all of your money the first month that you're there

Language

* 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?

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?
  • easy to meet people
  • extremely caring
  • easy to talk to
* What could be improved?
  • i dont think there is really anything
  • n/a
  • n/a
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? There really isnt much, but i would say how easy they would make it on me, because i was very nervous that i would be alone through all of this.

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.