TEAN: Study Abroad in Gold Coast, Australia

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A must do day or weekend trip up to Byron Bay, a cool town located right on the coast with some of the most amazing views and fun places to explore.
A must do day or weekend trip up to Byron Bay, a cool town located right on the coast with some of the most amazing views and fun places to explore.
I spent a great amount of time hanging out at this beach and in the Burleigh Heads area, a great spot to soak up the sun, surf, meet locals, shop, and eat.
I spent a great amount of time hanging out at this beach and in the Burleigh Heads area, a great spot to soak up the sun, surf, meet locals, shop, and eat.
Ya, this is what I woke up to every morning.
Ya, this is what I woke up to every morning.
Nick Gendron
Nick Gendron
Nick Gendron
Nick Gendron
Nick Gendron
Nick Gendron
Enjoying some Vegemite on the Whitsunday Islands
My backyard in the Gold Coast

About

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!

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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Reviews

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  • Academics 8.8
  • Support 9.9
  • Fun 9.9
  • Housing 9.9
  • Safety 9.9
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Casey
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Griffith University-Gold Coast

Studying abroad through The Education Abroad Network was absolutely amazing. From the beginning, they were helpful and friendly. They were always there to answer the million questions I had prior to leaving. I went to Griffith University in the Gold Coast which was so much fun. I met some of the best people. TEAN provided me with great housing options. I stayed at the Meriton which was a beach housing option. It was a brand new apartment building just two blocks from the beach. There were pools, hot tubs, cleaning services, and fully furnished apartments with balconies over looking the ocean. The staff there was great. Even while in Australia, TEAN staff was there to assist us whenever we needed it. I highly recommend going through TEAN as well as to Griffith University.

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steph
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Once in a lifetime experience...

I would most definitely recommend this program to anyone. The Education Abroad Network set all of the students up in a 5 start hotel that overlooked the ocean. The town that we lived in was nothing but safe and was a 5 minute bus trip to surfers paradise. Griffith is amazing, nothing like any school in the US. The teachers are interesting and classes are fun. I can't stress this enough if you are going to Australia you need to go through TEAN. They made my trip unforgettable.

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kmr317
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Education Abroad Network- Bond University Gold Coast, Australia

My study abroad experience was so unique and memorable, and there are a variety of reasons why I believe it has changed my life. We lived in the Meriton Hotel located in the heart of Broadbeach where we were in walking distance of the nightlife, restaurants, shopping plazas, food stores, and the beach. Because the beach was only a block away, we were able to utilize the parks and jogging paths throughout our stay. Our location allowed us to become fully immersed in the culture, and make connections with the locals. The classes I took at Bond University corresponded nicely with my home university, and credit transfer was effortless because of the guidance we had before, during, and after our study abroad experience. One of my fondest memories of my study abroad experience was the travel opportunities I was able to take. As part of the Education Abroad Network's pre-semester trip to Fiji, I spent my first week of abroad on an island with 40 people I had never met before. To say this trip brought us closer together is a complete understatement. I met many of my lifelong friends on this trip, and was truly inspired by the natives of Fiji and their way of living. My trip to Thailand during the semester was also an eye-opening experience, as I became fully appreciative of the Thai culture, food, spirituality and way of life. We also were able to visit an orphanage while in Thailand, which changed my life and still has effects on me now that I am in my home country.

Studying abroad is not just about living in a different country for four months. It is about making lifelong friends and seeing the world, opening your eyes to so many situations and opportunities that you have never seen before. By studying abroad at Bond University through the Education Abroad Network, it has changed my life and career path. As a Health Policy and Administration major, I am now taking a serious look at other country's health care systems and am considering a career in the global health field. I strongly believe that studying abroad will provide you with an experience that has the power to change your life and give you meaning and purpose that you have never felt before.

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Brooks
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best time of my life

At first, traveling to the other side of the world seemed crazy to me. Getting on a plane for 14 hours to Australia and immersing myself into a culture for four months was something that I was not comfortable with. With the Help of The Education Abroad Network, it made my transition from America to Australia not only a smooth one, but an extremely enjoyable one as well. Right from the beginning The Education Abroad Network kept me organized from what I should expect and pre departure materials that were necessary for my success with my transition. If I ever had any questions before or along the way, The Education Abroad Network staff was always a phone call or a prompt email response away.

Once I got to the airport and was ready to take off I was immediately accompanied by other students who were in my program and would soon become my best friends on the trip. Sitting with other students from all over the country and talking over our worries and excitements definitely made me feel comfortable as I understood that everyone was in the same boat. Once we got to Australia, Staff Members of The Education Abroad Network were extremely knowledgeable and enormously helpful once we stepped of that plane in Sydney, Australia. Staying in five star hotels and having a one week orientation in Sydney where we went rappelling, tours of the Sydney Harbor and other things which made bonding with other students would prove to be the beginning of our journey that changed our lives forever.

Traveling to the Gold Coast was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Again, with the help of The Education Abroad Network in putting us in these stunning five star hotels and living right on the beach, I thought I was in paradise. From there I was more than eager to get my semester underway and see the wonders of the Gold Coast, Australia. It is safe to say that without the help of The Education Abroad Network my experiences would not have been the same. I am so happy that I chose the Education Abroad Network to help me with this very important transition that would prove to be the best experience of my life.