The Education Abroad Network
Bond University is Australia's first and largest private university. Approximately half of the staff and students come from overseas, making Bond a diverse place to study....
Study abroad in Australia at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), the countrys leading international university. The University has over 65,000 students, 6,500 of which...
TEAN offers students the opportunity to study at Griffith University in the Gold Coast. Located 50 miles south of Brisbane and home to Australia's best weather, the region...
Victoria University of Wellington has a student population of nearly 20,000 and welcomes over 4,000 new students every year. Life on campus is cosmopolitan environment with...
Study at Fudan University, the leading university in Shanghai. Founded in 1905, it is now one of the top universities in China and is a leader in cultivating talent for the...
With enrollment of over 27,000 students, including more than 1,000 international students from 60 different countries the University of Auckland is New Zealand's largest
The University of Otago was established in Dunedin in 1869, making it New Zealand's oldest university. With approximately 22,000 students, Otago has a wide range of student...
The University of Newcastle was established in 1965 and hosts more than 17,000 students, 4,500 of which are international students. The university offers extensive student...
Discover Australia through various Australian and Pacific Rim studies, including Aboriginal studies, Australian history, government and literature. The University of Sydney,...
The University of Queensland (UQ) is the oldest and largest university in Queensland with enrollment around 29,000 students, including 3,500 international students. Founded...
New Zealand's second oldest university, the University of Canterbury is located in Christchurch, the largest city in the South Island. The university's modern, well-equipped...
The Education Abroad Network South East Asia Comparative Semester offers endless opportunities for growth and adventure in two of the most exciting and diverse countries
The Education Abroad Network program offers international students the chance to enroll at the University of Melbourne, a large research-intensive and comprehensive institution...
Pushing your body and mind to new heights
Submitted by Kristy Plaza - - | June 08, 2016
I love the outdoors and I was very excited to take part of New Zealand's amazing outdoor activities! From great walks, to bungee jumping to sky diving, it was easy to find high energy activities that would challenge my body and mind. My friends and I braved the Tongariro Alpine Crossing near Lake Taupo. It was a long and high climb through mountains and some snow. We hiked for 8 hours! It was the longest I have every climbed or hiked, but I was excited every step of the way. And the Lord of the Rings fangirl in me was just giddy over the fact that I was by the Mount Doom! Although it's actually called Mount Ngauruhoe. We weren't able to climb it due to there being too much fog, but we climbed the mountain next to it, and got an amazing view of Mount Ngauruhoe! I even had a mini photoshoot of throwing the One Ring down the mountain. After the long day, my legs were like jelly, but I was so proud of myself and made some wonderful memories with my friends!
An adventure to remember
Submitted by Virginia Vick - Rollins College | June 08, 2016
I think about this trip constantly. It was a trip that was beyond words and I grew so much from it. The Kiwis are a very nice people and will do anything to help. The Education Abroad Network did a great job of being very supportive if we ever needed anything. Traveling around New Zealand was always an adventure and was completely amazing. I would love to go back soon! I'm thinking about going to graduate school at Otago because it was such a lovely experience and the teachers were all amazing as well.
Not all those who wander are lost- J. R. R. Tolkien
Submitted by Kayla Q - Carnegie Mellon University | May 30, 2016
I love to travel, and I hope that never changes. Coming to New Zealand has made me realize how much I love to travel for an extended period of time. Backpacking around is fun and all, and I love that too, but I loved meeting the people here, spending time with the Kiwi's learning the Maori Culture, taking classes, going to food stores, and being fully immersed in a culture the way that you can never experience in only a few days or weeks at a time.
I'd go back in a heartbeat
Submitted by Allison Rooney - University of Virginia | April 03, 2016
Where to even begin! Studying abroad was never a question for me; it always seemed a no-brainer! I would get to attend school in a new country while living in and exploring a brand new place? Yes please! However, my study abroad experience was not as vacation-like as many of your Facebook friends make it out to be. It was hard. I didn't know anybody going into this program, plus I had never lived in a city before so I knew I was going to have to adapt to my new situation. However, even though it may be scary jumping into something like this it is so, so, so worth it. While in Australia I got to climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, road-trip down the South Island of New Zealand, and scuba dive for the first time at the Great Barrier Reef! Hands down the most amazing trip of my life. Another point I want to touch on is that many of my peers choose to study abroad during the summer because they don't want to "miss out on anything", quote, un-quote. To me, this is a little bit ridiculous. I lived in Melbourne for roughly 4 and a half months and I only began to feel at home towards the end of my trip because there were so many new things to discover and learn. So, to any skeptics I say: When will you ever have this opportunity again? Take a leap of faith, jump in, and have the experience of a lifetime.
Total immersion into the Great city of Shanghai
Submitted by Katharina Gruenewald - Iowa State University | February 19, 2016
I love my time in Shanghai with The Education Abroad Network so much! I had such a hard time leaving. Shanghai is a mega metropolis with so much to do. During our orientation with TEAN we saw a lot of sights and got adapted to use the metro and start using our language skills, so that when the semester at Fudan University began, we had been able to gather some experiences with the Chinese culture. We were able to take a broader range of courses ranging from finances all the way to history. For our Mandarin courses, we had teachers privately hired for the TEAN students, so that our classes were only four or five students strong. An hour a day, we practiced speaking and listening to Chinese, which made the class very applicable for every day use in Shanghai.
Most of the TEAN members in my semester lived off campus, in western style housing which were very comfortable and very modern. Through living together we became very close friends. We explored Shanghai together, did homework together, went out at night and tried many different Chinese cuisines and restaurants together. Our favorites are North- Easter Chinese food, especially cabbage and cauliflower. Maps doufu, a sichuan style dish, was among our favorites as well as Chinese hotpot.
As a group we also grew closer during our excursions to Inner Mongolia and Beijing. These two weekend trips with TEAN were especially fun. I already miss strolling around Fudan's beautiful campus with my friends, taking classes together and finding street food on campus.
I was also very glad for the guidance TEAN gave us. We had an easy time registering with the police, signing up for classes and communicating with our landlord thanks to the residence director, who was a Chinese native, and the assistant resident director who was an American.
I am glad I went with TEAN to Shanghai for my very first time in China and I would do it all again with a hesitation. Thanks - TEAN!