Location
  • Australia
    • Gold Coast
Term
Fall, Spring, Summer
Subject Areas
Architecture Biochemistry Biology Business Chemistry Ecology Engineering Environmental Studies Health Sciences Law Media Relations Medicine Sports Science +3
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships, LGBTQIA+ funding, BIPOC funding
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Program Details

Program Type
Provider
Degree Level
Bachelors
Housing
Apartment
Language
English

Pricing

Starting Price
10000
Jun 20, 2024
Jun 28, 2024
4 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

TEAN has partnered with Griffith University and Bond University to offer students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live and study abroad in Australia. Students can look forward to enjoying beautiful beaches, learning to surf, sunny weather, plenty of fresh seafood and authentic Australian hospitality. Participants also enjoy a wide array of courses (both universities offer comprehensive academic programs with Business Schools that are AACSB accredited) and amazing housing options, like premier housing right on the beach.

Included in the program is a 5-day Orientation Excursion in Cairns where students visit the Great Barrier Reef, organized cultural activities throughout the semester, and an optional Spring Break excursion to Thailand or New Zealand (how amazing does that sound?!).

Discover Australia with TEAN as your guide - check out the TEAN website for more info!

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

Here at TEAN, we strive to be a leader in supporting students from all backgrounds to be able to travel and learn abroad. Our aim is to empower our students and help prepare them for a life-changing experience. Everyone's identity is unique to them and can be an integral aspect on where a person chooses to study or intern abroad. Our entire TEAN team is here to help you feel informed, comfortable, empowered and supported throughout every step of your journey. In addition, we have a dedicated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team that is ready to act as your resource! The DEI team is passionate about advocating against social injustices, racism, homophobia, xenophobia and all discriminatory social constructs. It is their priority, along with TEAN’s, to ensure students of all backgrounds have access to and are encouraged to travel, specifically through study abroad.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Here at TEAN, we strive to be a leader in supporting students from all backgrounds to be able to travel and learn abroad. Our aim is to empower our students and help prepare them for a life-changing experience. Everyone's identity is unique to them and can be an integral aspect on where a person chooses to study or intern abroad. Our entire TEAN team is here to help you feel informed, comfortable, empowered and supported throughout every step of your journey. In addition, we have a dedicated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team that is ready to act as your resource! The DEI team is passionate about advocating against social injustices, racism, homophobia, xenophobia and all discriminatory social constructs. It is their priority, along with TEAN’s, to ensure students of all backgrounds have access to and are encouraged to travel, specifically through study abroad.

Neurodivergent Support

TEAN is committed to facilitating quality programming to students with varying levels of neurodivergence. Our entire TEAN team is here to help you feel informed, comfortable, empowered and supported throughout every step of your journey. In addition, we have a dedicated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team that is ready to act as your resource! It is their priority, along with TEAN’s, to ensure students of all backgrounds have access to and are encouraged to travel, specifically through study abroad.

Accessibility Support

TEAN is committed to facilitating quality programming to students with varying levels of accessibility. Our entire TEAN team is here to help you feel informed, comfortable, empowered and supported throughout every step of your journey. In addition, we have a dedicated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team that is ready to act as your resource! It is their priority, along with TEAN’s, to ensure students of all backgrounds have access to and are encouraged to travel, specifically through study abroad.

Impact

Sustainability

TEAN’s Choose Earth initiative is our way of building environmental and social responsibility into the ethos and outcomes of education abroad. At TEAN, we believe that studying abroad should include learning about – and finding solutions to – our most challenging societal problems, such as sustainable development, climate change, biodiversity, resource use, habitat preservation, gender inequality and social injustice in a globalized world.

Ethical Impact

To this end, TEAN is committed to providing experiential learning opportunities abroad that help build the knowledge, skills and attitudes students need to become locally engaged, civically minded and globally responsible. We believe that studying abroad should include learning about – and finding solutions to – our most challenging societal problems, such as sustainable development, climate change, biodiversity, resource use, habitat preservation, gender inequality and social injustice in a globalized world.

Program Highlights

  • The Gold Coast is known for its stunning coastline and crystal-clear waters stretching for over 50km.
  • Located just a 15-minute bus ride from Gold Coast beaches in the suburb of Robina, Bond University is surrounded by cafes, restaurants and other local services.
  • Griffith University is one of Australia’s leading comprehensive research universities.
  • The 5-day Australia Orientation takes place in the northern city of Cairns, famous for its tropical atmosphere and access to the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Australia is home to the world's most interesting and unique animals – with over one million different native species.

Popular Programs

Griffith University - Gold Coast

With a welcoming student population and five campuses in Queensland, Griffith University offers TEAN students the opportunity to take advantage of a wide range of course offerings while studying at the university’s largest campus on the beautiful Gold Coast. Griffith has leading programs in environmental studies, education, political science and an impressive internship program.

Bond University

As one of the only universities in Australia with an academic calendar similar to the U.S., Bond University allows students with difficult schedules to spend a semester abroad and still be back in time for summer obligations. Students can study an array of subjects thanks to the university’s comprehensive course offerings. Bond participants study with students from around the world and have amazing housing options, including TEAN’s accommodation adjacent to campus or even beach housing.

Program Reviews

4.99 Rating
based on 106 reviews
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  • 4 rating 0.94%
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  • Academics 4.45
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 4.95
  • Housing 4.95
  • Safety 5
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Leya
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

My experience at Griffith Uni

It was so much fun! Gold Coast has a great social scene and there are many activities for students living on campus to socialize and make friends. I would recommend making sure your go card (public transportation) always has money on it and to connect it to your student card as people do check and you can get in trouble for it! I also recommend brining less clothes than you think you’ll need as there is lots of shopping in the area! We all had trouble finding places to donate all the stuff we couldn’t bring home

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
Vegimite and kangaroo meat!
Pros
  • Nightlife
  • Transportation
  • Academics
Cons
  • Unpredictable weather
  • Missed food from home
  • Housing can vary
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Alexa
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Memories that will last a lifetime

From the orientation at the Great Barrier Reef to the nonstop laughs in the dorms, I truly had the best time on the Gold Coast with TEAN. Writing this review makes me want to book another flight back. My two onsight trip leaders were great resources and very helpful when it came to acclimating to an entirely different country. Australia is an amazing country, but I believe it's the people who make the place. This program came with the best people and let me meet the greatest people. Go start your adventure!

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
Kangaroo, crocodile, and emu tartar... and I liked all of it. Definitely made me feel guilty when I saw kangaroos around, but it was sooo good! We tasted all three of these our first week in Australia during our orientation. Very funny memory to see everyone around the table apprehensively approach each food, but something I would definitely eat again.
Pros
  • great location
  • adventure based activities
  • laid back atmosphere
Cons
  • Program manager was slow at responding before trip
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Alex
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Gold Coast

My semester in Gold Coast was one of the best things I have ever done. I learned so much about different cultures that have come from all over the world to this one area and I was able to live a different lifestyle from what I was used to in the best way possible. I got to explore new places, food, wildlife, and traditions, all while meeting new friends that I will have forever. I would recommend this program to anyone who asks and could tell stories about all of the things I got to experience that I had only dreamed of.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Don’t be afraid to go out of your comfort zone. He will be faced with so many different experiences that you likely had never thought you would have the chance to do. Even if you are a little bit scared, trying something new is priceless and it is how I created some of the best memories.
Pros
  • Amazing support and housing
  • Extremely beautiful nature/wildlife
  • Always felt safe
Cons
  • Area did feel a little touristy
  • Schooling was almost all online
  • Would’ve liked to be a bit closer to campus
31 people found this review helpful.
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haley
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Gold Coast, Australia... Best Place on Earth

I fell in love with Australia the second I touched down in the Airport. I could literally feel the Aussie vibe just in that airport, everyone was so happy and nice and helpful, it was such a noticeable change in pace. I am so obsessed with the lifestyle of Australia, especially the Gold Coast that I fully plan on moving back there post-grad, not a day goes by I don't think about it. I created the most amazing life day-to-day there, from sunrise beach walks, to the farmers market, to going out for food and drinks at restaurants right alongside the water, it was perfect. If you like to live an outdoorsy, fit, happy, and healthy life, would highly recommend the Gold Coast! I could not have asked for a better experience.

Pros
  • Weather
  • Beach
  • Nicest, healthiest, happiest people
Cons
  • Far Away
  • Different school style
  • Expensive
43 people found this review helpful.
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Elle
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Elle Alves

For Future Study Abroad Students:
As you embark on your university journey abroad, it's crucial to strike a balance between academic pursuits and personal enjoyment. While choosing courses, make sure to include subjects that genuinely interest you, but be mindful not to overload your schedule with exclusively major courses. Leave room for exploration and flexibility, as this will not only contribute to a more enriching academic experience but also allow you the freedom to enjoy weekends and engage in spontaneous trips.

Unlike the educational system back home, you may find that assessments are fewer in number but more demanding in terms of grading standards. Therefore, it's essential to approach your studies with diligence and a proactive mindset. Additionally, take the time to research and compile a list of places to visit and activities to experience both on and off campus. Having a well-thought-out bucket list can help you make the most of your time abroad, preventing any missed opportunities.

During your stay, time will undoubtedly fly by, and to make the most of this transformative experience, be proactive in socializing. Join clubs, attend events, and strike up conversations with fellow students in your classes. The connections you make and the experiences you share will not only contribute to a more fulfilling academic journey but will also broaden your cultural horizons.

In summary, approach your university experience abroad with a thoughtful blend of academic focus and personal exploration. Be proactive in creating a bucket list, manage your time effectively, and embrace opportunities to connect with people and immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of your host country. Studying abroad is not just about earning a degree but about creating memories that will last a lifetime. So branch off from what your used to/conformable with and go gain new experiences!

Pros
  • Place (close to beach)
  • Weather
  • People are friendly
Cons
  • Food
  • Meal Plan DOES NOT LAST whole semester at all. Some of my friends finished within a month and we get no kitchen.
  • Campus is usually empty on weekends
36 people found this review helpful.
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Ava
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Incredible opportunity and experience

I was able to study abroad through the TEAN program in Australia even when I thought it wouldn't be possible, and I'm beyond grateful for that. It was my dream to study abroad in Australia and the whole experience was insane!! Bond University is an amazing place for meeting many different people. I made best friends for life here. The Gold Coast is a super convenient location to travel around Australia and I was able to visit Byron Bay, Sydney, Tasmania, and more. I loved the classes as well, I wish I could've taken them all. I also appreciate TEAN's flexibility throughout the application process.

Pros
  • Amazing people
  • Nature
45 people found this review helpful.
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Jackson
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Gold Coast Study Abroad

Studing abroad at Griffith University was the greatest decision of my entire life. Going through the TEAN organization was a blessing. TEAN is the way to do it, they offer immediate friends, support, and guidance. Without the TEAN program and the staff, my experience would have been lessened. I cannot express how incredible this experience was and I cannot recommend the TEAN program enough.

The Gold Coast of Australia is such a beautiful place. The community is very welcoming and the city is great for new cultural activities. It is also close to Sydney and Melbourne if you're interested in a quick weekend there!

54 people found this review helpful.
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Kailynn
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Gold Coast

Studying abroad with TEAN was just as life changing as they talk about during orientation. Obviously moving across the world with no one you know can be intimidating, however not once did I feel alone. They do an amazing job at introducing you to the new culture and world while also providing an environment to build friendships and a new sense of adventure. When talking about my experience abroad the best word to describe it was surreal. There was so much to see and do, yet that only enhanced my confidence in travel and independence.

Pros
  • Friendships
  • Environment
  • Adventure
Cons
  • Cost of living
62 people found this review helpful.

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