Adventurous Semester Down Under February 13, 2017

By (University of Hartford) - abroad from 08/31/2017 to 12/18/2016 with

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN: The Australian Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I became a lot more independent and I learned how to organize time between going out with friends & studying for courses that were challenging. It definitely was a great experience because it also helped me to become more social and want to explore some more.

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 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

I enjoyed the way that the program provided us with many excursions and that we also had a week to enjoy the country before diving into schoolwork.

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Approximately $50
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Don't splurge on unnecessary items!

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
  • Americans
  • International Students
* 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?
  • A lot of free time to travel.
  • Work wasn't too intense but definitely provided some challenges occasionally.
* What could be improved?
  • N/A
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew how the school system worked so that I would be able to organize my time and figure out how to get the best out of my education.

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.