To Travel is to live!! September 11, 2019

By (UMass Lowell) - abroad from 01/30/2019 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?
I would recommend studying abroad to anyone I know! It gave me the chance to learn more about myself and the people I was surrounded with. I was able to immerse myself in a different culture, a beautiful country, and learn so much about the world outside of what I am used to. You immediately make memories that you will reflect upon forever.

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

TEAN is a great program that offers an abundance of activities for students to engage in while abroad. They truly want you to come out of your comfort zone and explore places you have never been. I chose TEAN because of the pre-semester excursions, spring break trips, and the many free activities they offer within your city. They make it so easy for you to meet new people and develop relationships that will last forever.


* 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?
  • Free events offered to all student in any locations
  • Housing opportunities off campus allowing you to fully experience living abroad!
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing, TEAN is hands-down the most helpful, organized, and student oriented program offered!
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? My biggest advice is to remain open-mind to all opportunities and people who come your way. Going abroad is about making connections, expanding your horizons, and changing your perspective.

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.