A Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience Past Review

By (Environmental Science and Economics, Northwestern University) - abroad from 06/24/2018 to 07/15/2018 with

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Traveling - Australian Environment, Wildlife and Conservation

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned to push myself out of my comfort zone and try things that I might be hesitant about.

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.

The course material is made easy by how interesting it is and how great the professors are.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Everything went very smoothly, which was impressive given how much the program moved around.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

We stayed in hostels at most of our locations, which tended to be in very good locations in the city/town.

* 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)

I bought a lot of food, souvenirs, and gifts for family.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? ~$300
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Breakfast tended to be the only provided meal, thus I ate out a lot. But as the hostels had kitchens, it would be pretty easy to make your own meals.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The people
  • Outdoor excursions
  • The opportunity to see a range of what Australia has to offer
* What could be improved?
  • Lengthen the program
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? There's no reason to be nervous because everything will be incredible.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.