The best four months of my life, I'm going back! May 07, 2019

By (Psychology, High Point University) - abroad from 01/04/2019 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?
It was 100% worthwhile. I gained new friendships and learned more about myself and got to really live on my own for four months.

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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.

Longer papers than U.S. no homework

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Amazing, always there when needed to answer any questions

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I lived on campus and It was fun being a part of the campus life and being close to class

* Food:

The food at school was good, basically, like food you'd find at your schools cafe

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I had to get medication for strep throat when I was there and It was just like home I had to pay to go to the doctor like 5 bucks every time. I also had to get my normal ADHD meds when I was there and it was no issue at all

* Safety:

I felt safe at school and nearby. I'd be more careful when traveling always stay in groups.

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

Gold coast was the perfect place for me right near the beach and TEAN offered so much help and extra fun things!

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)

I'd say 100 a week but some weeks were way less and some way more it really depends on how much you want to do and see

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 50-100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? If you have an on-campus food plan don't waste your money eating out save more for traveling

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?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
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 staff
  • the location
* What could be improved?
  • Roomates
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? It goes by quick, even though I know I made the most of every moment I wish I could have done even more to make sure I didn't miss anything

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.