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I Wish I Never Left
Submitted by Michaela Tremblay - University of Tampa | April 22, 2018
Hands down best experience of my life. TEAN had everyone who went through the network meet in cairns where I met people from the states that will then be dispersed all over Australia! This made it SO easy to travel everywhere because you had a tourguide and a place to stay where ever you went! throughout the entire abroad experience TEAN made it so easy and so enjoyable constantly giving me opportunities to explore! I truly miss Australia and the people I met there everyday.
Best Decision Of My Life
Submitted by Dani - University of Central Florida | April 22, 2018
Studying in Melbourne, Australia offered me things I never thought were possible. It gave me confidence, friends that will last a life time, amazing experiences, and a great education. I learned more than I could have ever expected. I got to travel and see things I would never see without this experience. The University of Melbourne was absolutely breath taking and had a wonderful staff. I loved each and every minute I spent throughout the city and the University.
An Adventure Around Every Corner
Submitted by Kevin Foltz - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo | April 18, 2018
I could not be happier with my choice to study abroad in New Zealand. Wellington especially! Coming into my abroad experience, I knew that I wanted to explore as much of the beautiful landscape as I could, and I was not disappointed in the slightest. New Zealand is a true backpacker's dream and has supplied me with some of the most amazing landscapes I have ever seen. Some of my trips including seeing Mount Cook, hiking past Mount Doom, and also trekking across the Southern Tasmanian Coastline. It's so easy to get around a travel for cheap in New Zealand as well. Wellington itself is such a gem of a city. It is a perfect little San Francisco with a vibrant waterfront, coffee culture, and great food and craft beer. It is a very liveable city with lots of cultural events and activities. Check out the Sundays Farmer's Market, such a great time!
Overall, TEAN as a study abroad aid was instrumental. They made it so easy to know exactly what was needed to be done before departure and their orientation provided a good transition into the study abroad lifestyle and definitely got some of the jitters out. We even got to go to Milford Sound! All my questions were answered promptly and accurate before and during the program. Highly reccomend TEAN and can't wait to go back to New Zealand again!
Submitted by Ellie Peoples - Furman University | April 16, 2018
I had such an amazing experience with TEAN and my amazing host country, New Zealand. TEAN was amazing and provided me with so many resources to seek out scholarships and through there resources I applied with the NZ education department and received a stipend to do social media marketing and received a letter of recommendation from them in return.
TEAN provided me with an efficient and useful orientation and were incredibly reachable but they also let me personalize my abroad experience and do my own personal travel. It was nice to be able to meet all of the NZ students so that we were able to network and couch surf the country to save on travel costs. It was also really nice to be able to lean back on a TEAN advisor in my home city where she would take us out on coffee check ins, day trips to Weta workshop or Zealandia and a beautiful farewell dinner. A day has not gone by where I do not wish i was back in my flat with my amazing friends in Aotearoa.
The Time of my Life
Submitted by Alyssa Rabade - Rollins College | April 16, 2018
Study abroad wasn't always something that I wanted to do, but looking back at the five months I spent in New Zealand and how I have grown as a person because of it, I can't imagine how my life would be if I didn't go. Time passed so quickly as I was there. The nerves of the first day of travel, to the first day of classes quickly progressed to mid-semester break and then finals, and country departure. I knew that the semester was going to fly by so I had to take advantage of every opportunity that came my way, so I did. During my time in New Zealand, I visited 23 places and really pushed my limits by bungee jumping on my fourth day in the country, hiking into the mountains for breathtaking views, and then skydiving from 12,000 ft in the air. Besides the adventure, New Zealand has a lot to offer in terms of culture. To start, the local kiwis are so friendly and outgoing. The Maori culture is thriving all over the country, and being able to take a class and visit a marae, which is the meeting ground for Maori communities really allowed me to explore their culture and understand their beliefs and traditions. I had the opportunity to travel with friends from my home school and found some great friends in my program, class, and roommates. Overall, studying abroad in New Zealand was the best decision in my life. If I had the opportunity to go back, I would do it in a heartbeat. The memories I made are unforgettable and the sights are truly unimaginable. New Zealand is a country like no other, and I am proud to have called it my home for a semester.
Program: TEAN: Dunedin - University of Otago