The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Study in Gold Coast, Australia

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TEAN Full Ride Scholarship 2019

The TEAN Full Ride Scholarship is designed to give a stand-out student the opportunity to study abroad. The scholarship can be used for any Summer or Fall 2019 TEAN program and covers tuition, program fees, orientation and housing (up to $26,000 value).

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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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based on 76 reviews
  • Academics 8.8
  • Support 9.9
  • Fun 9.9
  • Housing 10
  • Safety 9.9
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Whitney
10/10

The best four months of my life!

When I arrived to the Gold Coast, I could not believe that the beach was my front yard. Getting around the city is very easy due to the newly constructed light rail. It was especially helpful that the last stop was Griffith University, where I was going to be studying for the semester. The people on the Gold Coast are so friendly and will not hesitate to help you out if you need directions or just want to chat! During my time in Australia, I traveled to Sydney, Cairns, Byron Bay, the Whitsundays, Thailand and Singapore. It is an experience I think that everyone should have a taste of if they can! I can honestly say it is life changing and has changed my outlook on what I want to do with my life.

How can this program be improved?
TEAN was great!
Yes, I recommend this program
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Matt
10/10

Incredible. Vast. Unique.

From start to finish, TEAN had made itself very accessible for any questions. Both in country and before the semester, they made sure all needs were met. My housing was unreal, high above what I expected. The city of Gold Coast was incredible to live in for a semester. I was able to take all courses that I had wanted to, as well as become involved in the university as a whole. The excursions, both within my city, and all over the country, encompassed so much of the Australian culture, that I felt I had gained so much from each trip I went on. Highly recommend to anyone studying in the south pacific region!

How can this program be improved?
A more equally distributed internet access handling. Some city housing included routers, while others were simply done on an internet stick, though the payment was the same.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Andrea
10/10

Australia

Australia was a wonderful experience. I expected to go to Australia to see beautiful places of the world, not to learn so much about myself... And I did. It's an adventure you have to go on. Why did I pick Australia? I mean, everyone goes to Europe to study abroad, right? Well- I figure I will get to Europe sometime in my life... But to spend time on the beach, to have the opportunity to go to the Great Ocean Road, the Great Barrier Reef, the Outback, tropical rain forests with unique and beautiful creatures, cuddle a koala and lounge around with kangaroos, to have the chance to visit other diverse countries like Fiji, New Zealand, Thailand, Bali.... I would regret my decision every day if I hadn't done it. It took so much courage to get through bouts of homesickness, but it sure wasn't hard if I went to any of those beautiful places I listed and realized how unique of a place I was in. I loved going in the Fall because the weather just got warmer every single day, which made it nice to go to the pool or walk by the lake after class every day. TEAN made this experience as wonderful as it was and I can only hope that future students see what a wonderful program they would be entering in.

Yes, I recommend this program
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devin
10/10

Best semester of my life!

Saying I found my study abroad experience to be very rewarding and valuable would be an understatement. Studying abroad and having the opportunity to live and learn in a new country was an experience that I will never forget; I made friends and memories that I will cherish for the remainder of my life and enjoyed traveling meeting new people, and embracing the adventure that each day brought. Academically, Bond Uni required a great deal of school effort which was initially challenging but the classes I enrolled in there were some of the most rewarding of my life. Classes were definitely not "a walk in the park" as often expressed by study abroad students. On a side note, it is quite difficult to focus on class when your backyard contains beautiful, endless beaches and sunny weather! My classes brought new perspectives and insight and I believe enhanced what I learned and studied at my home university. I chose The Education Abroad Network, commonly known as TEAN, program for their outstanding reputation that they hold and their connection with Bond University. Choosing TEAN as a program was one of the best choices I have ever made and I have the utmost gratitude for my study abroad experience and have nothing but fond words to say about my experience in Australia and with TEAN; I believe that their services and expertise in all areas are unparalleled. The company is very organized, always accessible, and, what I found to be the most valuable, is the sincere interest they take in their students. They created trips throughout the semester, had the best living accommodation options, a week orientation, and free coffee "breaks" and cultural events that never felt boring or like they cut corners. Everything they did was of value and of high quality. The TEAN staff did a wonderful job preparing us students culturally, academically, socially etc. about what were to expect in Australia in a fun and efficient manner especially during orientation and the pre semester trip to Fiji. I believe every company should adapt their approach of finding a great balance between business and fun. By studying abroad, I believe I have received a holistic education with a diverse range of approaches, settings, and dynamics. Throughout my experience I am confident that studying abroad in Australia has allowed me to grow both academically and personally. I am forever grateful for the experience I have had and I have TEAN to thank.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Grace
10/10

When Can I go Back?

Studying abroad at Bond University through TEAN was an experience that nothing else can compare to. Before the semester even began, TEAN provided the opportunity for us to go on a pre-excursion to Fiji. Going to Fiji was such a unique experience that I would have never had to chance to go to had it not been for TEAN. Also, TEAN planned so many fun activities for our orientation in Sydney like climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge and going on a night cruise in the harbor. Bond University has such a beautiful campus that is a quick bus ride away from the beach. I spent four months laying out on the beach, eating great food, and learning a new and amazing culture!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Mackenzie
10/10

Changed my Life

I never knew one decision could change my life so much. Choosing to study abroad in Gold Coast at Griffith University with The Education Abroad Network not only changed my outlook on my country but how I saw myself and my future. I was able to learn how other countries view the United States and experience not only Australian culture but learn the history of the country too. I was able to travel to multiple cities thanks to TEAN and always felt like I had a friendly face in case of need thanks to my city advisor. If you are considering going abroad, do it. You will be amazed just how much a few months can change your outlook!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Miranda
10/10

A Time Down Under to Remember!

Studying abroad with The Educational Abroad Network was one of the best choices I have made. Whether the most important thing to you is safety, cost, fun, one-on-one availability, or an overall experience, TEAN can help make your experience one to remember. Studying abroad in Australia was the first time I left the country. It was scary, but the Education Abroad Network was there every step of the way holding my hand. They were there for me during the whole semester which let me really live abroad and do the things that were important to me like climbing Mount Warning, visiting the Great Barrier reef, and getting to know the culture. There will be great times studying abroad, and there will be scary times, but TEAN is a great provider to have with you through the process.

How can this program be improved?
nothing
Yes, I recommend this program
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Emily
10/10

The Greatest Semester of My Life

Living in the Gold Coast was amazing. TEAN put us in a suburb called Broadbeach which was in an extremely convenient location. The Gold Coast has so much to do: kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, shopping, surfing, hiking through rain forests, rock climbing, music festivals, an incredible bar scene, restaurants, endless amounts of markets, a new beach to explore each day, and so much more. With so much activity nearby, it was easy to meet locals and integrate yourself in the culture.

I studied at Griffith University which was amazing. It was an easy bus ride from the apartment TEAN placed me in. It was a beautiful campus with interesting classes and helpful professors.

I learned so much about a new culture, went on endless amounts of adventures, met so many amazing new people, and saw some of the most beautiful places in the world. I loved the Gold Coast and studying abroad through TEAN. They were extremely helpful, before, during, and after my study abroad experience.

How can this program be improved?
It was as close to perfect as possible.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Daisy
10/10

An Unforgettable Four Months

This experience is one that has changed my life forever. Surely in the future I will return to live in Australia, the country where I experienced some of the most incredible moments of my life and made some of the most unforgettable friends.

How can this program be improved?
Some aspects of communication with program assistants and directors could be improved.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Jacqueline
10/10

Study at Griffith University Gold Coast!

Studying at Griffith University on the Gold Coast was the best decision I've ever made! The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) was amazing with orientation in Sydney and with the spring break trips, I went on the Thailand excursion and it was amazing! Griffith was a great school with a beautiful campus. I was able to join the women's soccer team and play with all Australian and European international students. This was such a great experience for me because I was able to make real friends outside the group of Americans I came with. The school provides great ways to truly integrate with Australian students through classes, trips, and clubs. Also the housing was incredible, we lived in a hotel that was a suite style set up just a street over from the beach! The view we had was beautiful and the beach was so nice. Also we lived in close walking distance to bus stops, shops, restaurants, bars, and clubs so it was an ideal location. If anyone is considering studying at Griffith I would tell them to go for it because it was the best time of my life!

How can this program be improved?
Just better communication about small issues, they often took longer to solve than needed.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Janelle
10/10

Go TEAN or Go Home

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) is the best and most helpful program to guide a student going abroad. They guide you through every step of the way, and make it extremely fun while doing it! Between preparation, orientation, and living through the culture change, TEAN helps every student feel at home while experiencing the adventure of their life.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Jill
10/10

Best 5 months of my life!

My experience in Australia was one that I will never forget. I was able to travel up and down the east coast, skydiving in Byron Bay, scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef, wine and cheese tasting in Tasmania and bungy jumping in New Zealand. I made lifelong friends during my travels on the weekends, and met with students in my classes for projects during the week. I lived in the Griffith University Village where I had great roommates and was able to meet people from all around the globe. I was able to do this by going to local yoga classes, meeting people through various social events and really immersing myself into the culture. The food was also really great, from the famous meat pies to kangaroo dishes; I was able to try all of the authentic and local foods around town. I never had a problem with money while abroad because I set up an extensive weekly budget that kept me on track for the semester. I would absolutely recommend studying abroad to any student but it opens you up to so many possibilities and allows you to experience another culture.

How can this program be improved?
Honestly, TEAN was there for me every step of the study abroad process. I was in constant communication with the staff, before during and after my study abroad.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Jess
10/10

Simply OUTSTANDING

I consider myself a very lucky individual for having been fortunate enough to have traveled to so many places by the age of 20. Despite my travels, no trip has ever even come close to my study abroad experience at the Gold Coast. From sun-up until way past sun-down I made sure to see and do as much as I possibly could - and I did. Starting with sunrise runs along the beach along with surf sessions before (and after) morning classes, we'd then go to join our international peers at class for a few hours. On the way home, we'd stop in Surfer's for the best kebabs around and continue to walk back home along the beach. After some grocery shopping, we'd bus it to Coolangatta for the best spot to catch a sunset on the Coast. On Saturday nights we made sure to hit the international street market in Miami. On weeknights, we would hop on the boat cruise throughout the canals for the sunset. Events we attended included rugby games, professional surf competitions, Aboriginal performances/guided tours, hikes to Springbrook, festivals, the Neon run, markets, concerts, and more. In just a few short months, we managed to experience all along the Gold Coast, (sky diving in) Byron Bay, Brisbane, Melbourne, Cairns, Whitsunday Islands, (Scuba Diving) the Great Barrier Reef, the Great Ocean Road, and even trekked to New Zealand and Thailand - because when you are already on the other side of the world, why not? The beauty these places offer will never be done justice either by words or even pictures. So, what did I gain from this all? To start: memories for a lifetime; friends who became a second family; the ability to adapt to another society's lifestyle including academic expectations as well as social expectations; an understanding that even a culture that speaks the same language is very different from American culture; membership into a global community - Australians, Americans, Europeans, Africans, etc. alike; and a whole new perspective on not only my home country, but the world and life itself. The Australian motto "No worries" I have taken and applied to my life style back home in America and it has made a world of difference in regards to my quality of life. In addition to a less stressed, happier outlook on life, the greatest two lessons I learned from traveling to the ends of the earth (initially) alone are: 1) I occupy such a small part of the world - a wonderfully humble thing 2) Living on my own, I not only solved all issues that arose (i.e. sicknesses, flight cancellations, etc.) but also made sure to take advantage of every second abroad, which made me realize that I can do anything - any boundaries that I initially placed upon myself no longer exist. I like to illustrate a before and after of what this experience has done for me with the dialogue (Pre-Study Abroad): "What if I fall?" (Post-Study Abroad): "Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?".

Yes, I recommend this program
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Casey
10/10

Best semester of my life

I have never felt so at home thousands of miles away from my friends and family. My study abroad experience was the most unforgettable time in my life. How often do you get to live in an apartment on the beach in Australia? The experience doesn't come by everyday. Luckily with TEAN I was able to make this dream a reality.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Rachel
10/10

The Experience of a Lifetime

I absolutely loved my time abroad on the Gold Coast at Bond University. I got to experience a great deal like scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef, skydiving in Cairns, shaking Kate Middleton's hand in Brisbane, and having lunch at the Sydney Opera House!! I could not be any happier with my decision to study abroad on the other side of the world through TEAN (The Education Abroad Network). They planned some amazing excursions and made it so easy to adapt and make friends.

How can this program be improved?
N/A
Yes, I recommend this program

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