Australia was beautiful. I had a great time with all the new experiences. August 29, 2017

By (University of Hartford) - abroad from 02/12/2017 to 06/26/2017 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 felt as though I grew as a person and got out of my comfort zone. It was such an eye opening experience.

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.

The education wasn't the type that I learn best with and I had a very difficult time.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The building was beautiful and it was a great living environment.

* Food:

The hours the dining hall was open was very inconvenient and I had to pay for all the other food that I ate.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I made a lot of friends that were Australian and it was cool to learn about how they live and everything.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I never had to use it though.

* Safety:

I always felt safe on campus.

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

I loved TEAN as the program advisors, I had a great experience with them, but I would have gone to a different university.

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)

I was cautious with my money the whole time.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 60
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Save a lot for the trip because you don't want money to be the reason that you don't do what you want to. Living off campus was more money efficient for food, but not transportation. Just weigh the pros and cons.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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

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  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • Orientation
  • Having a single
  • The meet ups
* What could be improved?
  • TEAN was great. Nothing.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew that I should have brought more money with me, going with someone would have made the trip more fun, and that I knew that I wouldn't like a huge university.

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.