An experience like no other. Past Review

By (Stonehill College) - abroad from 02/11/2013 to 06/17/2013 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned more about myself and stepping out of the comfort zone to try new things. I also was made aware of how the rest of the country views America and I learned about what was going on in other countries. It was well worthwhile.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The staff that TEAN provided while live in Australia was amazing. There was always someone there too help you with something when needed.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The Meriton Apartments are top of the line housing options. They are so close to the beach and offer great service with beautiful views and a great pool.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Through the program and University I made so many new mates and really felt as if I was living an Australian life.

* 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? around 100$ a week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Budget out your money. Have an understanding of how much you can spend and how many trips you want to take and make sure it all works out early in the semester.


* 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • TEAN orientation
  • TEAN sponsored events
  • Housing
* What could be improved?
  • transportation
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I know now that it isn't easy being away from your family and friends for such a long time but it really is something you need to experience.

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.