The greatest decision I could have ever made. Past Review

By (Stonehill College) - abroad from 02/02/2018 to 06/24/2017 with

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Melbourne - University of Melbourne

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I've learned so many skills that extend beyond the classroom. The biggest and most important characteristic I've gained while being abroad is independence. Without studying abroad I would not have had the opportunity to immerse myself in a new culture, travel without any of my classmates, make new friends from all over the country and really depend completely on myself. It also increased my global awareness and widened my perspective on international relations which again cannot be achieved to this extent when remaining at a home university.

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

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?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* 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

TEAN provides you with all of the necessary resources to have the best possible experience.


* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local 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?
  • The friends I've made through TEAN
  • Orientation
  • My Resident Director, Rob Gaetano
* What could be improved?
  • Make orientations 2 & 3 smaller
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish that I was less nervous, TEAN truly takes care of everything students need for traveling abroad.

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.