TEAN: Study Abroad in Gold Coast, Australia

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TEAN Full Ride Scholarship

The TEAN Full Ride Scholarship is designed to give a stand-out student the opportunity to study abroad. It's an annual scholarship that can be used for any TEAN program and covers tuition, program fees and orientation (up to $15,000 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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  • Academics 8.8
  • Support 9.9
  • Fun 9.9
  • Housing 10
  • Safety 9.9
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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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Tom
10/10

Griffith Uni Gold Coast

Where can I start? I had wanted to go to Australia for years and was finally there. Arriving in Sydney was the perfect way to start with TEAN setting up everything for us to do over the next few days including going to a wildlife park, dinner where we ate Kangaroo, a tour of Sydney, climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, going on the Coastal Walk, and taking part in the TEAN Amazing Race.

Then after these few days it was off to Gold Coast where I stayed at Griffith University Village in a five person apartment with 2 Australians and 2 Americans, 1 who was also part of TEAN. The Village is a great way to meet Australian students, but it's also a way to meet students from all over the world. Another great thing about it is the location. It's about a 5-10 minute walk to class and a 20 minute bus ride down to the beaches and Surfers Paradise.

One week after arriving in Gold Coast I began classes, all of which were almost entirely Australian students. It was pretty easy to make friends with them, as long as you took the initiative. Each of these classes were so different than those at home, I only had a midterm, a paper, and a final for grades. It's a little overwhelming at first with everything counting so much but I found as long as you go to the class and sort of keep up with the work you're almost guaranteed to fine.

There are so many great things about Gold Coast like the beaches, nightlife, as well as being centrally located on the east coast making it easy to travel to different cities.

These 4+ months were the best of my life during which I was able to go all over Australia. I became scuba certified in Gold Coast before going on a live aboard trip on the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns, traveled to different National Parks around the Gold Coast, and drove across The Outback during spring break with some friends where we climbed Uluru just to name a few.

How can this program be improved?
Nothing
Yes, I recommend this program
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KristenSek
10/10

The experience of a lifetime

I was very nervous about leaving home, let alone my country, for 4 months. The Education Abroad Network was very sufficent at answering any questions I had and making me feel confident and less nervous about leaving home for so long.
Once I got to the Gold Coast, they still kept in very good contact with me and helped me to calm my nerves when I was nervous about something.

How can this program be improved?
Maybe offer more money for scholarships. This program was amazing, but pretty expensive. Students could use as much money as possible!
Yes, I recommend this program
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jcziegle
10/10

Awesome Experience. Zero Disappointment.

I am so glad that I decided to go through The Education Abroad Network (TEAN). I looked at a few other programs and this was the only one that fit me, but as soon as I committed I never looked back. TEAN helped me with everything before leaving for the trip. There were things that I never would have even thought of doing, but thanks to TEAN I was able to follow their checklist to get all set for Australia. I did the pre-semester trip which was totally worth it, but as soon as we got to Sydney the TEAN staff spent the next few days giving us an orientation. Normally I find orientations dry and boring, but TEAN incorporated awesome activities making orientation a ton of fun and it ended up being one of the highlights of my semester. When we finally got to the Gold Coast, the TEAN staff didn't just dump us. They frequently checked in and planned events for us. It was really nice to be able to know that someone was there for us for our entire trip. Not that going abroad is stressful, but having TEAN did take away any stress we would have had.

How can this program be improved?
There is only one thing I would change. During our orientation our day planned out to a T which was excellent, however there is so much to do and see in Sydney I thought it would have been nice to have a day to ourselves. There was an optional scavenger hunt the last day but I wanted to participate in that and I am glad I chose to do that.

That being said, it definitely didn't damper orientation or the program at all. I had absolutely zero disappointment with TEAN.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Kaylie
10/10

My Second Home

I searched many programs when I finally made the decision to study abroad and it is with the utmost conviction when I say that The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) is the best one out there. You are immediately aware of the superiority of this program when you are matched with a program advisor who is personable, knowledgeable and genuinely cares about your questions and concerns. And that doesn't stop once you leave the United States. TEAN provides you with an advisor in your selected study abroad city as well--making sure you are in safe hands at all times. Another aspect TEAN offers in Gold Coast, Australia is the option of living in a serviced-apartment hotel as your living arrangements! On-campus housing is of course offered as well. Studying abroad in Australia was the experience of a lifetime, so much so that I now consider it a second home. Between the weather, laid-back lifestyle and friendly natives, it was an easy transition with actually more culture shock when I returned back to the United States! Bond University houses many international students so you're also a part of an even wider culture experience. The Gold Coast is social and lively while mixing in beautiful beaches, breath-taking views and easy accessibility to other cities and attractions.

How can this program be improved?
I mean it when I say I wouldn't change a thing about TEAN. They have the process down to a science--and it shows in their successful ratings and reviews. This program forever changed my life.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Taylor
10/10

So Much Fun

When I decided to study in Australia I had no idea what exactly to expect. I mean it was half a world away. But after going this summer, I can say that I loved every minute I was there. Starting out in the Northern Territory, we were able to visit one of the most unique national parks in the world, Kakadu National park, see the famous Mindil beach markets, and swim in one of the coolest mountain tops pools in the world. From there I was able to travel to Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast, and Cairns. Each city was so different and exciting and offered a range of activities for everyone. Some of these activities included visiting Rod Laver Arena(where the Australian Open is played), the Olympic Stadium, the Great Barrier Reef, and Bungee Jumping! I would recommend this trip of a lifetime to anyone.

Yes, I recommend this program
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bmattie
10/10

There's Nothing Like Study Australia

Studying abroad was an unforgettable, adventurous odyssey that most people can only dream of. But TEAN made it possible and it was the most rewarding, incredible and FUN experience of my life. I wish every single day I could do it all over again. One semester wasn't enough for me, so I extended my stay and ended up doing a full academic year through TEAN at Bond University! I learned a multitude of things not only in the classes I took, bu mostly outside the classroom while traveling and just going about my daily routine and life there. I made a home for myself in Australia. I ate at all the local restaurants, listened to local artists/radio stations, learned how to surf, spoke their Aussie slang, celebrated Australian holidays, and explored some of the most beautiful places in the world. I really fell in love with their entire culture and I shared that love and passion for the country with the best people I've ever met, some Australians who I still keep in touch with and American students in my program as well who are now some of my best friends back here in the States. We talk all the time about our memories and how much we miss it abroad, but also plan the next time we're going to get to go back together in the near future! Till then, I'll reminisce with my overload of photos and video footage :)

How can this program be improved?
I kind of wished I had longer time at orientation in Sydney. It felt so rushed and shortlived. Everyone's so exhausted and jetlagged coming right off the long flight, that it would have been nice to have just a couple of days to wander, relax and explore on our own when not doing all the action-packed activities planned, program-lef tours and mandatory meetings. It was still an awesome introduction, but maybe 1 or 2 days more to spread out the itinerary so that all the students can really take in their first impression of the country as a whole.
Yes, I recommend this program
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todonnell
10/10

Study abroad with TEAN!

The TEAN orientation was nothing short of incredible! It was my first 5 days in Australia, and there was no better way to get adjusted and meet new people. Everyday we did something that I knew was a once in a lifetime experience. From climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge, to taking a dinner boat cruise past the Opera House, it was all so surreal. Seeing all the famous beaches in Sydney and spending nights exploring Sydney’s bustling streets and bars were only part of why I loved orientation so much. I met friends that I kept in touch with my entire time in Australia. When I think about my favorite moments of studying abroad, a lot of them happened during TEAN’s orientation. What an amazing way to start off my adventure! Once we arrived in the Gold Coast, there was so much to do on a day to day basis. On most days, my roommates and I would walk to the beach and meet some local friends we had made. There was tons of shopping and hiking opportunities all around us, and a very lively nightlife on the weekends. The commute to school was easy and so worth living on the beach. The only difficulties I encountered studying abroad with TEAN, were saying goodbye to the friends I had made, and leaving the new home I built for myself over a semester.

Yes, I recommend this program

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