Best summer of my life September 28, 2016

By (University of Wisconsin - Madison) - abroad from 05/16/2016 to 07/21/2016 with

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Australia Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
This experience was incredibly worthwhile. I learned to appreciate and understand that people in different parts of the world do things differently than we do in the US, and just because it's different doesn't mean it's wrong. I really grew as a person and gained an incredible amount of cultural intelligence that I could not have gotten without going abroad.

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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

The TEAN Australia internship gave me the chance to study abroad and do an internship at the same time. Through this program, I gained professional, international exposure to my desired career path, and I also got to travel all over Australia. Either of these things on their own would have been enough, but being able to combine both of these experiences made my decision to do this program truly the best decision I have ever made.

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $50
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? save as much as you can, it's worth not going out to dinner at home to be able to eat out one more time abroad

Language

* 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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  • Local Students
  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Other
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?
  • Location (being in Australia)
  • Internship Placement
  • Great Barrier Reef excursion
* What could be improved?
  • Housing cost
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Always pack less!!!

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.