Life Changing Experience in Sydney through TEAN Past Review

By (Psychology, Temple University) for

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Extremely worthwhile, TEAN made everything simple and enjoyable. Personally, I gained a greater view on life and made life long friends. I loved experiencing a different technique to learning.

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.

USYD had a beautiful campus with great professors. I found difficulty adapting to Australia's method of teaching in the beginning. But overall it was wonderful.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Fantastic, caring staff that helped you throughout the entire experience. Organized fantastic housing for students. Offered orientation to assimilate students into foreign environment.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Food was fine, just be prepared financially.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Sydney always had fun events going on throughout the semester.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Sydney was very safe. I never felt my safety was at risk, even at night.

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)

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Friendly Staff
  • Orientation/farewell dinner/always in contact
  • Organized housing
* What could be improved?
  • job connections
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Be sure to have enough money saved up simply for living purposes (food, transportation, books)