An Amazing Indescribable Life-Changing Experience Past Review

By (Towson University) - abroad from 06/17/2015 to 07/28/2015 with

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Sydney - University of New South Wales

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained experiences and memories that I would have never had the chance to if I didn't study abroad with TEAN. I met three of my now best friends on this trip. Everyone on the program, employees and students, were so friendly and we all formed such a special bond that I believe can only be achieved when studying abroad. This was absolutely worthwhile and I would do anything to go back on this trip. There will never be enough/the right words for how amazing this program was.

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?

I did have an issue while I was abroad with an infection in my eye. The program leaders were extremely helpful with bringing me to doctors and the doctors helped me out quickly and reassured me that I would be fine. I felt safe and comforted the whole time.

* 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? $200
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Utilize buying your own groceries and eating the food that your program supplies for you.


* 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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  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • All the different places we traveled.
  • How friendly all of TEAN staff was, I felt like they were my friends as well.
  • The unforgettable experience and gained knowledge.
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew how much of an amazing time I was going to have because I would've applied to the TEAN program much sooner!

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.