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 77 reviews
  • Academics 8.8
  • Support 9.9
  • Fun 9.9
  • Housing 10
  • Safety 9.9
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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?
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Yes, I recommend this program
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Emma
10/10

The Amazing Land of OZ

I have been privileged enough to travel to many places in the world, but Gold Coast Australia was hands down the greatest experience I have ever had traveling. I attended Bond University where I studied Exercise Science, Nutrition and Philosophy of Buddhism. The classes were on a smaller level, which created an awesome learning environment. They were challenging, but extremely manageable considering the amount of traveling I did while I was living there. I was able to travel to the Great Barrier Reef, Indonesia, New Zealand, Fiji and Sydney while I was there. TEAN took a huge part in making all of this possible. From the moment I signed up, all the way through my time abroad to the moment I safely arrived home, TEAN took care of me better than I could have ever imagined. I recommend TEAN to anyone looking to go abroad because one it makes the process of transferring to another school easier than I could have imagined and two it offers so much more than any competitor company does. I was friends with students from all different companies in Australia and even they would agree that TEAN was the best choice. I would go back through TEAN to any of their abroad programs in a heart beat.

How can this program be improved?
Honestly I have nothing to complain about TEAN. They did everything they ever said they would and would go above and beyond.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Chris
10/10

Best decision of my life!

My typical day in the Gold Coast of Australia was waking up looking out my balcony window, and seeing beautiful mountains off into the distance. Since it only rained 7 times while I was there (yes I counted) it was perfect weather. With that being said think about a minute walk to a beautiful beach to relax before/after or your day off from school. The grocery store was only a 3 minute walk down the street that had everything you needed. I attended Griffith University in the Gold Coast, and had class 3 days a week. I had Tuesdays & Fridays off. Getting around in Broadbeach was easy the bus system was very easy to get on and find your way. The bus drivers were very nice letting you know if you were on the right bus. Aussie loved talking to you about anything they thought our accents were really hard to understand.

How can this program be improved?
The one thing that I would change would be offer another trip during the semester. For example when I studied abroad I went to Melbourne for the weekend. I had a great time, but if they offered another trip to Canberra the capital of Australia that would be pretty interesting as well. Just other options so students can pick what one they want to go on.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Luke
10/10

Best Semester of My Life

Going abroad to the Gold Coast with the TEAN program was by far the best decision of my life. I was able to meet some of the greatest people in the world while participating in once in a lifetime activities. The TEAN organization set up the most fantastic trip anyone could ever imagine and I can honestly say I wouldn't change anything about my experience. No other program provides it's students with as comprehensive an orientation, or guidance once we got to the Gold Coast. TEAN left no stone uncovered, from airport transfers to cell phones, TEAN made sure we had everything possible to allow for us to have the greatest time of our lives. That is exactly what we were able to do.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Brendan
10/10

The Greatest 4 Months of My Life

My time spent with the Education Abroad Network in the Gold Coast was the most unforgettable time of my life. Aside from living in a fully-furnished apartment overlooking the beach, I attended the most beautiful university (Bond) in the world. The only way to describe it: like someone decided put a college where a beach resort should be.
TEAN also provided me with all of the support that I could have asked for and then some. They planned a pre-semester getaway to Fiji and an amazing orientation in Sydney. We were able to climb the Sydney Bridge, enjoy some of the finest dining, and we were put up in the Great Gatsby mansion (used to film the movie "Gatsby")- all planned and paid for by TEAN. They were also there for me in more serious situations, like when I needed to go to the hospital after I injured my hand. Without the TEAN network, I would not have been able to travel with such ease. Their network makes it incredibly easy to connect with TEAN reps/students anywhere. Before I traveled anywhere, I would contact the TEAN people in that area and ask them how to get around, where to stay, and any places I should check out.
Throughout my 4 month stay, I traveled to Fiji, Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, Whitsundays, Brisbane, Byron Bay, and all-throughout the Gold Coast. I had friends go to Bali, Japan, Perth, Uluru (the outback), New Zealand, Thailand, and many more. Not once, did any of us feel that we were alone. TEAN was there to support us every step of our journey.
I lived in Broadbeach, which was one of the areas in the Gold Coast. There was a plethora of beaches surrounding us, each with their own unique flavor. There was also Surfer's Paradise, where at any time of the week people were out at any of the many bars and clubs. Most importantly I never once felt unsafe in the Gold Coast.
What TEAN does better than any other program out there you cannot put a price on. It's the feeling that even though you're halfway around the world from home, you're still with family.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Bennett
10/10

TEAN made my study abroad amazing

TEAN made the application process so easy. Taking care of flights, approving courses, and housing situations were so much easier with TEAN helping. Having the orientation in Sydney was the best way to start my semester abroad. It allowed me to meet and get to know other TEAN students who are now some of my closest friends. Once we got the Gold Coast, we had Helen to show us around and give us information about our new home. I lived in an apartment building that was a 5 minute walk to the beach, and a half hour bus ride to Griffith's campus. The Australian students are very welcoming and love talking to American kids. I made a few good friends in my classes.

We also got to do a lot of traveling. Getting to know the TEAN kids in orientation helped out because we had places to stay in other cities. It was great going to Melbourne, Sydney, or Cairns, because other students had either been there already or lived there, and could give us some good information on what to do there.

It was pretty easy to adjust to the culture there. It is very different, but at the same time there are a lot of similarities. The biggest thing was probably how laid back everyone was. It was a great change of pace.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Aly
10/10

Time of my life!

There's so much to learn about yourself and the world living in another country. You learn how to use public transportation to get around and travel, you learn to cook and enjoy different foods, you get a new appreciation of different cultures by meeting new people and so much more. My program directors went out of their way to make sure that everyone accomplished everything they wanted to and more while abroad. I had the time of my life traveling all over Australia doing things that I will never forget like holding koalas, skydiving, scuba diving, kissing kangaroos, hiking, surfing and of course enjoying the nightlife. I definitely want to go back one day soon!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Shawn
10/10

BEST DECISION OF MY LIFE THANKS TO TEAN

If anyone is ever interested in studying abroad I would highly recommend doing it through The Education Abroad Network!! They make the whole process extremely easy for everyone and help you with everything along the way. This started during the application process by practically holding my hand every step of the way to make sure I was applied in time. They have an awesome staff that love what they do and made my abroad experience in the Gold Coast Australia unbelievable. They offer you the best living arrangement seconds from a beautiful beach, and offer you many other trips to go on while your there. Many days were spent relaxing on the beach and hanging out with your new friends and the locals. I can promise you that you wont regret taking part in this adventure of a lifetime!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Abigail
10/10

Best 4 months of my life!

Studying abroad in the Gold Coast was the best experience of my life and TEAN definitely contributed to that experience. I lived in serviced apartments two minutes away from the beach and it was pretty much paradise. Waking up everyday knowing it was going to be 80 degrees and sunny was the best feeling ever. I studied at Bond University and the campus was beautiful. I rode the bus to campus for class and I took advantage of the public transportation and visited every beach I could on the Gold Coast. At night I would go for a run right next to the ocean and reflect on my life and every day just kept getting better. I met some of my best friends and I even met a guy who I am currently still dating.

Studying abroad is an experience like no other and it helped me grow into a woman I dreamed of becoming. My favorite time of the entire trip was bungee jumping in New Zealand, I will admit it was the best 30 seconds of my life. New Zealand was beautiful and I'm so glad I got to make a trip there. I also made a trip to the great barrier reef and went scuba diving which was also amazing.

The Australian culture was so interesting to learn about. It was exceptionally easy to get to know the locals with them speaking English and everywhere in the country is just a beautiful sight.

I would push and encourage every person to take the chance and go abroad, regardless of money and regardless of whats currently going on in their life. I had to pay for everything on my own, I took out loans and I'm not in a lot of debt but it was all worth 100% of every penny.

TEAN was the best decision I made regarding my decision to go Australia. Discover yourself and go abroad!

How can this program be improved?
If I could change one thing it would be the cost to everything. I know the program has to charge for all the expenses it provides for us but it's highly discouraging at the same time compared to other programs.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Anthony
10/10

Life on the Gold Coast

Studying abroad in the Gold Coast was the best decision I’ve ever made. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience with better people. I believe that a key reason I had such an amazing time overseas was because I chose to study abroad with The Education Abroad Network (TEAN). The helpful and friendly staff assisted me up to and through my journey of Australia.

While in Australia I attended Griffith University and lived in the Meriton Apartment of Broadbeach. Tean provided me with top of the line housing and the Meriton featured a beautiful pool, hot tub and was less than a minute walk from the beach. To really understand how amazing my trip was I want to explain what a typical week would be like when studying in the Gold Coast.

Typically I would wake up on Mondays and take a short ride over to campus to culture myself with a few classes. Being on campus was always a good time as something was always going on. It could be on campus trivia, or a pool party at the Village either way there was something to do. By mid day I would head home to hit the pool and catch some sun or walk down to the beach to lay around for the rest of the afternoon. Tuesdays and Wednesdays were a lot like Mondays but on days with more free time I had the option to take the bus to some of the amazing water parks that are featured on the gold coast.

If lying out by the beach or heading to the water parks isn’t your thing than you could walk around in Surfers Paradise and hit up all the luxury shopping outlets. This area also offers unique dining options if you want to get a bite to eat. One of my favorite things was when the sun went down and it was time to go out. Night life on the Gold Coast is known around Australia as some of the best. You could take it easy and have a few drinks while enjoying a footy game or pick up the tempo and check out the clubs in the area. There is always something to do!

I saw these are things I would do on a typical week but I want you to know that every week was different. One week you may find yourself traveling to Byron Bay to visit the most easterly point of Australia or to Cairns to scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef. Either way you will have an amazing time in Australia and with the help of TEAN and their staff it will truly be something you will never forget.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Ashley
10/10

The Joys of Aussie Life!

The Education Abroad Network helped me incredibly in the transition of studying abroad. They were always available to answer my questions and were always very clear, honest and precise in their answers. They provided limitless opportunities and knowledge about Australia, the culture and how to get the best experience out of my semester abroad. I would recommend this program to anyone studying in any area that TEAN hosts. There is honestly nothing that I would change about the program!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Anon
10/10

When Can I Return?

My whole study abroad experience with TEAN was outstanding. TEAN took care of everything from my flights and housing all the way down to getting my transcript to my home university.

My journey abroad started with the TEAN orientation in Sydney which was so incredibly awesome and informative. We partook in a harbor cruise, climbing the iconic Sydney bridge, an amazing race, a costal walk, and so much more! There was never a dull moment and at the end of orientation in Sydney I felt as if I knew the city very well. In addition I was able to meet other students who were studying at other universities throughout Australia, this came in handy while traveling.

When I arrived at the Gold Coast I instantly fell in love. Our apartment was beautiful and a block from the beach, the location couldn't have been more perfect! Right off of the beach there's public barbecues where me and friends spent spent many nights grilling dinner and playing games. Broadbeach has all you can ask for; plenty of restaurants, shopping, a grocery store, and great nightlife. Surfers Paradise is a few bus stops away and has everything Broadbeach has to offer but on a larger scale.

To get to Griffith I would take the bus everyday which I got used to quickly. The bus system on the Gold Coast could get you to many places and you are forced to learn how to use it. I even taught some of my Australian mates how convenient the bus system could be! Currently there is a rail system under construction on the Gold Coast which will improve the public transit even more!

I strongly recommend both TEAN and the Gold Coast, I could not have had a more amazing experience abroad and can't wait till I can travel back!

How can this program be improved?
I wouldn't change a thing about my experience abroad other than the fact that I had to come home.
Yes, I recommend this program
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AllisonK
10/10

Semester in Paradise

TEAN is there for you every step of the way, and I highly recommend anyone to study abroad with them. I studied abroad at Bond University in the Gold Coast. Bond is a small private school that follows the same schedule as most American schools. I lived at the beach housing offered by TEAN. It was a beautiful high rise hotel which was a block from the beach and right in the middle of many restaurants and shops. Everything is taken care of for you at the hotel, including a weekly cleaning service. TEAN has a local resident director who plans events for us like surfing and professional rugby games, as well as tell us local places we should check out. I am so thankful for all TEAN did to help me have an amazing four months!

Yes, I recommend this program
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pgrassia
10/10

The Best Experience Overseas

TEAN provides you with so much support before you leave. Their staff will help you everyday and respond to you almost hourly by email. They give you an amazing time in Sydney that you will not even believe. They provide you with high end service and most importantly they respect you and really talk to you and treat you like adults. Even coming back they still help me everyday with transferring my credits and any other problems I have. Once you get to your uni they still help you with cultural events that are really fun like pro footy games or surf lessons. Every event they schedule you want to go to but are not forced.

Yes, I recommend this program
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NatalieC
10/10

Home Away From Home

I stayed in the beach housing, which included ocean views and a short walk to the beach, as well as rooms cleaned and linen's changed. The local nightlife was great and Broad Beach had more than enough options for shopping and dining. Living off campus gave me a great experience to adapt to life in a different country. I commuted to Bond on public transportation. The bus system can get you anywhere you need to go! I loved the way that classe were set up with tutorials and lectures, as well as the fact that Bond runs on the same schedule as American schools. TEAN helped me throughout every process before I even left the US. When I got in Australia, I was greeted by friendly faces. My resident director was available for talking and she was particularly helpful when I was feeling homesick. She was also a great resource to let me know when special events were happening in the Gold Coast, as well as helped plan trips for us such as getting tickets for a rugby tournament and surfing lessons. My semester in the Gold Coast was one I will never forget!!

How can this program be improved?
Everything about the program I liked. If anything, perhaps more pre-trip information about the local area and examples of prices, etc.
Yes, I recommend this program

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