Best Summer Experience November 18, 2019

By (Community and Environmental Planning, University of New Hampshire) - abroad from 06/17/2019 to 08/18/2019 with

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Australia Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Looking back, I have greatly improved my professional self. I have learned what office environments I enjoy working in, what future experiences to look for and what keeps me motivated.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The internship was challenging, yet the staff of TEAN and the overall e experience made the entire time abroad worth it.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The staff were always supportive, friendly and made it their mission to ensure that i had the best experience.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Living in the center of Sydney was a dream.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

TEAN had many cultural activities that perfectly blended fun and learning.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I always felt safe, for TEAn staff would let us know in real time to be careful and cautious if something that would jeopardize our safety.

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

I have had the privilege of study abroad (2018) and interning abroad (2019) with TEAN. The experiences that I have had with them have been a dream come true. From the start, the application to both programs were easy to understand; any questions that I had while doing them were answered quickly by the friendly and supportive staff. The first few weeks of both experiences began with an incredible orientation: fun activities, time to meet new people and of course learning the culture of the country. After orientation, the studying and interning began. I quickly grew to love the cities that I was living in; the support of TEAN staff made sure that I new all the ins and outs to make sure that I was having the best experience. I must admit, TEAN made it hard to say goodbye and head home; why would someone want to leave a paradise experience? If you are looking for a program to study or intern abroad, TEAN will be the one for you.

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? $150
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Prioritize what you want to do and budget around that.

Language

* 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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  • 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?
  • Orientation
  • The Internship Placement
  • The Housing
* What could be improved?
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? There was nothing from TEAN that was surprising to me. The communication was very clear.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!