The most adventurous experience I've ever had! September 03, 2019

By (University of Maryland - College Park) - abroad from 01/07/2019 to 05/19/2019 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Studying abroad with TEAN offered me all the excitement of studying abroad without any of the hassles. TEAN made all the ground work so simple. They helped me to set my class schedule, provided detailed instructions on how to apply for a visa, and set up my housing for me. This was a huge relief! The experienced and knowledgeable staff make the transition to a new country so easy! When I arrived in Sydney I was greeted by a TEAN staff member who helped me transport my stuff to my new apartment and get me settled in. Throughout the semester I knew that if I had any questions, there was a TEAN staff member locally that would be willing to help me out. TEAN helped me to get familiar with the city and all it had to offer by taking me on a walking tour of the city and introducing me to other study abroad students. Each month they also provided us with a list of upcoming activities and events happening in Sydney! TEAN offered other cultural immersion events such as surfing lessons and a rugby game! Everything with TEAN was made so much easier and I felt so welcomed by all the friendly staff. I would 100% recommend studying abroad with TEAN!!

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

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


* 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?

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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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • 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?
  • Organized
  • Experienced and Friendly Staff
  • Encouraging
* What could be improved?
  • N/A
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? TEAN provided me with all of the information I needed to succeed. One thing I figured out for myself along the way was how to budget better. I'd recommend creating a budget for yourself before traveling abroad.