TEAN Griffith University was amazing and was an awesome study abroad experience! Past Review

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes! I experienced a new way of life and met a lot of new people. The setting is beautiful and the beaches provide a great activity and way to meet Australians. The University is very welcoming of study abroad students and everyone was really friendly and helpful. I definitely plan on going back to Australia!

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.

The Education Abroad Network helped me to understand the difference in the education system before I started school which made the transiition easier.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

I received the most support while I was abroad from TEAN leaders who helped provide us with activities to experience Australian culture and and also provide us with an orientation in Sydney before the semester started which really helped make the adjustment to Australia less challenging.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I loved living so close to the beach in an apartment/hotel set up. I had great roommates and we loved that the apartments came fully furnished with dishes and everything else that we needed.

* Food:

There were great restaurants near where we lived in Broadbeach and also on the Griffith campus!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The optional trip to the Great Barrier Reef was amazing! Everything was organized when we arrived and we were able to participate in activities such as white water rafting as well as snorkeling and scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

We were given tips on how to stay safe and TEAN made sure that they could help us with any health issues including finding doctors.

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)

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Housing
  • Optional Excursions
  • Orientation
* What could be improved?
  • Pre departure guidance
  • Nothing else!
  • Transportation information