TEAN: Study Abroad in Sydney, Australia

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TEAN is proud to connect students with six partner universities in Sydney: The University of Sydney, Macquarie University, University of Technology Sydney, Notre Dame University, International College of Management Sydney and the University of New South Wales. Participants are guaranteed living arrangements in our premier apartments and, aside from comprehensive courses, can look forward to exploring the iconic beaches, beautiful weather, buzzing nightlife, and more in Australia's largest and oldest city.

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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9.94 Rating
based on 63 reviews
  • Academics 8.5
  • Support 9.8
  • Fun 9.8
  • Housing 9.8
  • Safety 9.8
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Jennifer
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Time Ever

I absolutely loved my time abroad. The TEAN staff were incredibly accommodating and helpful. Throughout the semester, our contact in Australia took us on trips around Sydney, from tours of the Opera House to surfing on Bondi Beach. Additionally, they contacted us often with lots of useful information before the program started. We also had the opportunity to go on excursions to other parts of Australia and the surrounding countries. I was able to take a weekend trip to Melbourne and a week trip to Fiji beforehand. There I made some amazing friends and lifelong memories. During the semester, I studied at UNSW in Sydney and had the most magical time. Studying abroad is definitely worth it.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
During our orientation week, there was an opportunity to try crocodile and kangaroo meat. I heard it was pretty tasty!
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Sophia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Semester of my Life

I absolutely loved going abroad with TEAN. They were available every step of the way to make sure I got all the information I needed and more! They helped me choose a program, pick housing, enroll in classes, and helped with any documentation I needed for the country and school. TEAN allowed me to make friends before starting class, making the transition easier. I could see some of these friends becoming life long friends. With TEAN I was also able to make Australian friends that I still stay in touch with, which was an amazing gift studying aborad. My favorite part of the experience was I was a minute from the beach. I could go to the beach every day without any effort. I was truly living the dream. I am so happy with my experience with TEAN and anyone thinking about going abroad should choose TEAN.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
If I could go back I would save up more money so I could travel more. There are amazing places to see on that side of the world.
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Nicolina
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The experience of a lifetime!

My study abroad experience is something that I will cherish for the rest of my life. I am a firm believer that if anyone has the chance to study abroad while in college, you need to. The memories, lessons, and experiences throughout the 5 months that I was there were some that I will value forever, and I will never be same because of them. I was taught independence like I never experienced before and freedom on a whole new level. Studying abroad was an extremely significant part of my life when I think I needed it the most. I experienced things that some may never get to experience, like skydiving in Wollongong, visiting the Sydney Opera House weekly, and spending my StuVac week with people who are now some of my closest friends in New Zealand! Thank you, Australia for the experience of a lifetime.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
SAVE SAVE SAVE! Going into this whole experience I knew I was going to be spending a lot of money, but I wish I would've saved a little bit more leading up to it instead of just always going into my savings. Although I spent what I did, it was all worth it and I don't regret it at all!
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Catrina
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

To Travel is to Live!!

My study abroad experience is a memory I will reflect upon for the rest of my life.I feel so lucky and grateful to have lived in such an amazing environment surrounded by amazing friends. I honestly could not have imagined studying abroad to any other program but TEAN, they made it so easy to connect with other students, travel to different counties during your semester, and engage in activities in your city that you actually want to do. The resident directors and staff truly care about your experience and will do anything they can to help improve it in any way possible. They take you step by step through the whole studying abroad process so you never feel confused or alone. Studying abroad has fueled my passion for traveling and helped me make self realizations along the way!

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Sabrina
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

TEAN makes it easy!!

TEAN is definitely the program you should go abroad with! Sydney was by far one of the coolest places I have ever been, but a new place can be overwhelming. Not with TEAN. TEAN staff members make the transition to your new country SO easy! Experienced and knowledgeable staff made the process of getting there a breeze. TEAN helped me to set up me housing, my visa, and my classes with ease. When I arrived, there was just as much help. TEAN staff members greeted me and picked me up from the airport and helped me to move into my new apartment. I was introduced to other students and taken on a walking tour of Syndey! The first weekend we went surfing at the iconic Bondi Beach! Without TEAN I would have felt lost, but I felt like a local in days!

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
In Australia, I got to try kangaroo at the TEAN farewell dinner provided to us! It was actually really good!
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Victoria
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Sydney, Australia Study Abroad Experience

My name is Victoria Guasco and I studied abroad in Sydney, Australia last semester. My experience with TEAN was amazing and whoever is looking to go abroad I would recommend going with TEAN for many reasons. First, they made the transition into Australia very smooth and they also made the transition back home smooth too. Second, they were there if anything went wrong and I could always count on them to help me get adjusted. Third, they held events for TEAN students to get acclimated and make friends. They never left us empty handed and they did everything they could to make us feel safe and at home. Everything was very organized with the program and if you needed something you could get ahold of them within minutes.
My experience with TEAN and studying abroad in general was amazing! Those four and a half months I was there is a time I will never forget and always cherish. I traveled around Australia and New Zealand, made friends i'll have forever, furthered my education, learned many things about myself and grew in every aspect of my life. Leaving your home and started completely new is very hard, but with TEANs help you will not regret your decision to go.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
First I would tell future travellers to go and to go through TEAN! I was hesitant about going at first, but once the tickets were booked and the time was planned out I was so excited. Second, I would tell future travellers that nerves are okay and they are normal. If you feel nervous contact a TEAN representative or talk to someone that has been through it before, because most likely they have gone through the same thing and know that the nerves fade once you step foot into your new home. Lastly, I would tell future travellers to do it all and never take a day for granted. I went one day and left the next. Time went by really fast and I am so glad I spent every day like it was my last. This is an experience you will never get back and it's something that you should be proud of. Cherish every second and do things you wouldn't normally do. This is your time to live and take advantage of the time you've been given.
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Danielle
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Study abroad

My experience in Sydney, Australia with TEAN Abroad was the trip of a lifetime. TEAN made it easy to not feel overwhelmed when transitioning to a new place. They were extremely informational and provided detailed information of what to expect when I get there. Once I did get there, I was extremely overwhelmed but the housing that TEAN put me into made it easy to meet friends and new people. It was also centrally located to the main part of Sydney which made it easy to travel and explore. Sydney was also centrally located to other parts of that side of the world. Because of that I was able to explore Thailand, Taiwan, Fiji, and New Zealand. I cannot wait to be able to go back there someday. Thanks to TEAN, Sydney slowly became my home away from home.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
I forced myself to go out of my comfort zone and try some of the local delicacies. I had crocodile, emu, and kangaroo.
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Amanda
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Semester in Australia!!!

I had the best experience with TEAN studying at UNSW for a term! Before I even chose to study abroad with TEAN, a TEAN staff member answered all of my many questions promptly and in detail. When my flight was delayed causing me to miss orientation in Cairns, I was in constant contact with TEAN staff members. After I arrived in Sydney, they worked with UNSW's housing to get me into my room a few days before I was supposed to arrive along with my kitchen utensils and bedding. A staff member even met me at my housing location to help me settle in. I am so thankful them! They definitely go above and beyond! Additionally, they plan so many different excursions and longer trips that you can choose to take part in. These range from a tour of the Sydney Opera House, surfing lessons at Bondi Beach, a longer trip to New Zealand's South Island, a weekend trip to Melbourne, and more! I had an amazing time, fell in love with Sydney, and made so many friends that I still keep in touch with even though they're still on the other side of the world! It truly was the best semester of my life and I would absolutely recommend this program to anyone and everyone!!