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The Gold Coast is the Best Coast
Submitted by Nick Gendron - University of New Hampshire | September 19, 2017
Going abroad was easily the best decision I have made in my life. Deciding on a program was tough but once I discovered TEAN through my university, the rest of the process was simple. One of the main reasons I decided to choose Griffith University in the Gold Coast was because of its unique campus look and also the variety of courses it offers. While I was living in Gold Coast, I was able to visit many of its scenic hikes and close by beaches including Coolangatta and Byron Bay. My biggest tip to students interested in studying abroad would be to go with your gut and do what you want to do. There were many times that I hesitated on doing something because no one else was doing it, but being abroad is a time for you to be independent and search for things you are interested in. I was fortunate enough to also take the community internship course that Griffith University offers which easily set me up with an organization suited to my field of study. Having an internship abroad was an opportunity that many students do not get to experience, so if you have the chance to do it, go for it! I would also advise students to start budgeting their money as soon as they arrive in their host city. I thought it was going to be easy but after booking trips and spending money on food and drinks, I realized that budgeting was going to become my main priority in order to have enough money for the rest of my time abroad. If you do have time, I would suggest traveling to Thailand and the south island of New Zealand. I was able to visit both of those places and cannot wait to go back to them. The experience I had and the people I met along my journey will never be forgotten and I really hope that other students get to enjoy the same experience as I did.
Taking in Thailand
Submitted by M - California Polytechnic State University | September 14, 2017
I chose to study abroad in Chiang Mai, Thailand for three weeks and am very happy I did so! Chiang Mai is such a fun and lively place that's also wonderfully located near mountains! I love the outdoors and felt very content in Chiang Mai with plenty of opportunities to hike and search for waterfalls. Traveling across the world can seem intimidating but is completely worth it and the program I chose definitely helped! TEAN answered all my questions and helped to thoroughly prepare me to take on this adventure. From packing to cultural tips I felt fully supported by TEAN staff and was able to have a blast with my fellow TEAN program students. I took a SouthEast Asian Art History class and was able to learn a ton about Thai art and culture through that. We went on field trips and presented on art we visited which made learning that much more interesting. One of the best part of the trip was when TEAN sent us to the Elephant Nature Park! I am forever grateful for my study abroad experience and have gained a whole new confidence in myself after doing so. If you're interested in taking a trip, wherever it may be, look TEAN up!
Once in a lifetime experience at Korea university
Submitted by Mitch Brown - University of Hartford | September 13, 2017
I absolutely loved South Korea and my experience working with TEAN. TEAN helped me organize everything I needed for my trip abroad as well as gave helpful tips on how to adapt to Korean culture. I've been interested in Korean culture and customs for a while prior to applying to this program and when I found out TEAN had a semester program for Seoul my mind was made up. Korea University is a vibrant campus that is welcoming to all it's students both local and international. I was set up with a group called KUBA (Korea University Buddy Assistants) along with other international students and they made me feel right at home. We went on trips and did fun activities within Seoul every weekend. We ate dinners and lunches together which made me feel as if we were one big family. I made so many life-long friends in this group. Seoul itself is an amazingly beautiful city with never ending activities going on. It's a mix of tradition and highly advanced technology. It is built on convenience especially when it comes to public transportation (best subway/bus system ever!). I made so many great memories in South Korea and leaving was honestly one of the hardest tasks I've had to do. I definitely plan on going back. It's all thanks to TEAN for giving me this wonderful opportunity and allowing me to experience a place I only dreamed of going to!
Program: TEAN: Seoul - Korea University
Submitted by Gabriella0221 - University of Hartford | September 13, 2017
The Education Abroad Network is a great program to work with when considering study abroad options! The moment I applied for the Australian program TEAN had someone in constant contact with me to help plan out every detail and requirement needed for me to leave to Australia and return home safely. They also provided an amazing weeklong orientation in Cairns that really helped me adjust from being so far away from home. In addition, they provided awesome housing in a beautiful location, helped me plan classes to ensure I wouldn’t be behind when I returned home, planned additional trips such as a week long trip to Melbourne, and always had someone available for us to be in contact with for any questions or issues. TEAN really helped make my experience abroad an incredible one and if I could I would do it all over again!
Living in a dream
Submitted by Ally Darrow - Colorado State University | September 12, 2017
I absolutely loved every moment of my study abroad experience through TEAN. They were extremely helpful before and during my trip. Our orientation was packed with adventure and interesting lessons on the culture/history of New Zealand. By the time we arrived in Dunedin, our group already felt like a small family. Dunedin is extremely beautiful with new adventures around every corner (hikes, art galleries, farmers market, beaches). Dunedin was also a great base for traveling to other areas on the South Island. My friends and I had the opportunity to explore new parts of the island on the weekends and during our break. I've already recommended TEAN and the University of Otago to several friends!
Program: TEAN: Dunedin - University of Otago