Not the me I used to be Past Review

By (Colby-Sawyer College) - abroad from 07/10/2016 to 11/19/2016 with

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Townsville - James Cook University

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot about myself and what I am capable of doing, which is much more than I thought. I gained confidence and a new perspective. Traveling to the other side of the world made "my world" seem pretty small. Deciding to study abroad was hands-down the best decision that I have ever made.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

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

  • Dorm
  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Organization of the program
  • Staff was extremely friendly and helpful
  • Safety and security of knowing you have contact people
* What could be improved?
  • I honestly cna't think of anything else that could have been done better
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I really can't think of anything that would have made my experience easier if I knew it. I feel like if anything just knowing deep down that I was able to do much more than I ever thought I would be able to do, but I learned that throughout my adventure.