TEAN: Study Abroad in Sydney, 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 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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based on 54 reviews
  • Academics 8.4
  • Support 9.8
  • Fun 9.8
  • Housing 9.9
  • Safety 9.8
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Rachel
10/10

A Semester in Paradise

Leading up to my semester abroad, I really wasn't sure if I was going to be able to go. I always had the dream of traveling to Australia, but when it actually came time to going or not, I suddenly started questioning my decisions. Did I want to be going to the other side of the world for 5 months? Were my credits going to transfer? And who are my friends going to be? I kept telling my friends and family that I was so excited to go to Sydney, but in the back of my head I kept questioning myself if I should really be going or not.

Fast forward 5 months later, and I can confidently say I have never made a better decision than studying abroad in Sydney with TEAN. It was truly the most impactful experience of my life and I know I will never do anything that will truly compare to it.

Going abroad to a country unfathomably far away from home, there are an endless amount of logistics to be handled that often seem to overwhelming to do yourself. However, from the moment I landed in Sydney, I never truly felt overwhelmed with handling the logistical component of my abroad experience. From the start, TEAN made sure each and every individual on the program was accounted for and felt comfortable and no questions ever went unanswered.

While studying in Sydney, not only was I exposed to some of the most picturesque settings in the world, but I was surrounded by people who made the experience so positive. TEAN provided me with so much guidance along the way and made sure that whatever I decided to do with my time in Australia, that I did I wanted to do while having the best time possible.

I learned more about myself during my study abroad experience than I ever thought I would. I learned that the world is so vast, and there is so much to learn, and you can only do that if you put yourself out there. I would say that my biggest takeaway from abroad is to not hesitate, don't question, and don't waste your time - because nothing is more valuable than the minutes you spend traveling and learning about all of the things you have never before encountered in your life.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Anna
10/10

From Kentucky to Sydney!

Traveling abroad in Australia was simply incredible! I would not have been able to experience such a wonderful place without the help of TEAN. There was never a moment where I felt unsafe or unsure. TEAN provided amazing professors, exciting excursions and was present at every step along the way to ensure we felt at ease. One of the most amazing parts about our adventure was our scuba diving excursion. Never I have felt so awe-inspired by the world than the moment when I was among the fish in the Great Barrier Reef. Thanks to TEAN, I can cross off a once in a lifetime dream that was at the top of my bucket list. I encourage everyone to consider studying abroad with the help of TEAN, you will not regret it!

How can this program be improved?
To be perfectly honest, this program is absolutely at it's best. The support from TEAN was wonderful and the program contains everything anyone could need!
Yes, I recommend this program
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Christy
10/10

Views for Days

When I was looking to study abroad in Australia I immediately knew I wanted to go through a program where I would be living off campus and with other new international students. I was referred to The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) by a friend who went abroad the previous year and I can truly say it was the best decision I made before leaving the states. They walked me through the steps of retaining a travel visa, enrolling in the university I would be studying at, and also had a 5 day orientation that began the minute I got off the plane in Sydney. The immediate immersion into Australian life made all of my nerves disappear and it was extremely helpful meeting new students and several of the girls I would be living with for the entire semester right away. TEAN organized two excursions throughout the semester, one to Cairns before classes began and another to Thailand (or New Zealand, but I chose to go to Thailand for the elephants) during Spring Break. Having the option to go through a guided trip of new areas was amazing and I experienced things I never would have been able to plan on my own such as a day trip to an island off of Cairns, or spending the night in a local village in Thailand. During my stay in Sydney, TEAN went above and beyond with the housing as the beach was my backyard and even helped me find an amazing internship at the start of the semester! With in-country staff always available for help, I never felt unsafe and the TEAN staff were always giving us heads up about any events taking place all across New South Wales. When I got sick in Thailand, the group leader knew exactly what to do and had everything I needed to offset the nausea and dehydration. I honestly do not know what I would have had to do had she not been there and lived in Thailand and other countries in the past where the food sickness was common due to the water. She made sure that I along with the rest of the group was still enjoying our time in the beautiful country and made me want to one day travel as much as she has. Going through TEAN opened my life up to the endless possibilities of working abroad and traveling the world. They never babied me and I knew that I had to figure out most things on my own which in turn allowed me to grow personally. This made me realize how much I can accomplish once I set my mind to something, especially when I took one last trip in the semester alone, as this was something I had never done before but know that I will probably have to do it for future jobs and events.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Sarah
10/10

TEAN: University of New South Wales

Having the opportunity to study abroad was something that I have always dreamed of. I wasn't ever 100% sure where I wanted to go, however once I went to talk to my advisor and heard about the TEAN program in Sydney I was immediately sold! I had never heard a single bad thing about the program or the place, so I figured, why not?! Upon my arrival to Sydney, everything from our housing to our bridge climb was planned for us. After 5 months in Sydney I never wanted to leave and am already planning my next trip back! I met some of the most amazing people, ate some of the best food and saw some of the most famous sites around the world. I had the chance to travel to Bali, New Zealand, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Byron Bay and Melbourne...aka places I thought I could only dream of traveling to as a 20 year old American girl. I made memories that will last a life time, and even after 3 months home, I still get all giddy just talking about my experiences. I've probably told every person that has asked me about it (regardless of their age) that they need to study abroad and/or just go to Australia.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Sarah
10/10

The Best 5 Months of My Life

When I arrived in the Sydney Airport, I was both excited and terrified. I stood nervously waiting for my bag on the conveyor belt and struggled to pull my enormous suitcase through the airport. When I reached the arrival section of the airport, before I could panic or worry or fear that I was truly alone, I saw three of the brightest faces of the entire bunch with colorful signs that read THE EDUCATION ABROAD NETWORK. These people embraced me in their arms and immediately went from being strangers to friends. Any sense of anxiety I had immediately went away and I felt at ease with these truly genuine people telling me exactly where I needed to go and what I needed to do. I have heard other people have very different stories when arriving in their study abroad country and I could not be more thankful I chose TEAN to go abroad with. Throughout the next five months they were always there if my roommates and I had any questions or concerns. They frequently came to check on us and brought us on an adventure every other week! Working for TEAN is my dream job because I want to create the amazing experience that they created for me.

How can this program be improved?
I honestly would not change a thing.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Zach
10/10

No Worries Mate, Just Go!

If someone were to ask me was studying abroad worth all of the hassle, the money, and leaving your family and friends for a bit I would definitely respond: ooooohhhh yeahhhhh. It cost me a fair amount but it was totally worth every single 5 cent piece (Australia doesn't have pennies). Studying abroad will literally be the best time of your life so just do it! I really learned how to experience and appreciate other cultures and other people. I learned how to handle whatever was thrown at me, and believe me there will be a lot of crazy circumstances you will go through while abroad. I learned that everything will be alright in the end no matter how bad things may seem. I learned how to constantly live out of my comfort zone and I loved it. Most importantly, I learned how to be an Aussie!

How can this program be improved?
For the program to really push the students to be immersed in the local culture even more than they already do.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Madison
10/10

For the best experience of your life, STUDY IN SYDNEY WITH TEAN!

Studying Abroad in Sydney with TEAN will provide you with endless opportunities to have fun! To begin you have an orientation with all the fellow TEAN students where you get to do super cool activities throughout Sydney and it's a great chance to become friends with everyone before school starts. TEAN offers a pre-semester excursion in Cairns that is a must do. You get to dive the Great Barrier Reef, spend the night in a rainforest, go white water rafting, skydive and many other sweet activities. Throughout the semester TEAN provides you with awesome free activities such as sporting events and kayaking in the Sydney harbor. I lived right on the Coogee beach and it was perfect!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Meredith
10/10

Why Studying Abroad with TEAN in Sydney Was the Best Decision I've Made

One of my favorite memories while studying abroad was going to Cape Tribulation in the Daintree Rainforest. I went on this excursion during my second week in Australia and I am forever grateful that it was one of my first experiences with the amazing atmosphere there. While there I stayed in a small cabin immersed by the rainforest. Walking outside in the morning along the dirt path to the beach was eye opening. A bunch of us had decided to wake up around five in the morning to watch the sunrise and see if we could sea if any of the sea turtles would come to shore. Sitting on the beach watching the sunrise was one of the most beautiful things I have ever experienced. The way the dark orange light began to shine through on the beach was like nothing I had ever seen before. Going to the Daintree Rainforest and being able to see such beauty was one of the trips I am most thankful to have taken while in Australia. This excursion also allowed me to see the true beauty of Australia and disconnect with the outside world. I was able to just sit and take in my surroundings and appreciate how truly lucky I was to be spending a semester in Australia.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Claire
10/10

Take me back

My semester spent at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) through TEAN was the most exciting adventure. Living off campus in a beautiful apartment near the beach was something I thought I would never experience. I learned to surf on the famous Bondi Beach and played with koalas and kangaroos. Not only did I experience these new adventures, I learned to live like a local in the small beach suburb and also leaned to maneuver my way around the city as well. TEAN is an amazing program and they go above and beyond to make Australia feel like home and to make sure you get the most out of your time abroad. One semester went by so quickly and I would do anything to do it again!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Katie
10/10

Look No Further

Studying in Sydney was one of the best experiences of my life. I was able to be challenged in classes, since I was taking classes from my major as well as having time to travel. I was able to make it up to the Great Barrier Reef, down to Melbourne, and over to New Zealand, as well as many day trips near Sydney! Living by Coogee Beach was just an added bonus that TEAN made happen. Without TEAN, I would have been living on campus and not getting the full Australian experience. Most Australians live with their parents so the campus was filled with international students. TEANs housing provided the chance to experience the beach life as well as being close to school for an easy commute!

One of my favorite activities that TEAN hosted was the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb. It was included in the program cost and something everyone should do when they go to Sydney! The mid semester break to New Zealand was also unbelievable. I never thought I would get to climb a glacier or bungy jump, especially not all in one week! My trip to Australia was definitely one for the books. It's an experience I will never forget!

How can this program be improved?
TEAN provided many optional activities and meals/ coffee breaks to catch up throughout the semester. I wish there were a few more included meals in the semester to show us some other good places to eat, although the few places we did go were delicious!
Yes, I recommend this program
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Dan
10/10

The Best Experience of My Life

Studying abroad with TEAN in Sydney was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I set out to learn engineering from a different culture and atmosphere, yet I got so much more. I had the opportunity to make many new friends, go outside of my comfort zone to have amazing experiences, and as a result learn more about myself. My experiences in Sydney gave me enough direction to know how I wanted to go about the rest of my university studies.

TEAN gave me many of these opportunities and experiences by organizing trips to parts of Sydney and other cities. Without them I probably would not have thought to organize, or even do in the first place, these trips. They also have people living in Sydney to give me direction or advice whenever I needed it. I definitely recommend them for their organization, excursions, staff, and an overall fantastic experience in Australia!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Anastasia
10/10

A Semester Down Under

Studying abroad in Australia with The Education Abroad Network was the best decision I have made to date. I fell in love with country and I learned so much. I learned about myself, the Australian culture, and academically in the classroom. A lot of the experiences I had and learning opportunities abroad I owe to TEAN. TEAN organized many trips and events and allowed me to explore the Australian culture in ways I would have never done on my own. One of my favorite memories abroad was the pre-semester trip to the Great Barrier Reef that TEAN organized. TEAN really made sure I got the most out of my short time abroad and really enhanced my experience. While talking to other students abroad who went though other programs, I learned TEAN was the best. Going through TEAN, you are truly spoiled and getting the best experience possible. I am so happy with my decision to go abroad to Australia and wouldn't change a thing, looking back. I am forever grateful to TEAN and recommend this program to all!

How can this program be improved?
None
Yes, I recommend this program
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Nicholas
10/10

Studying abroad with TEAN changed my life

Since studying in Australia my life has changed! I learned so much abroad. Australians know how to live! They enjoy their lives with minimal to no stress.

TEAN is the best program out there. They take care of their students in all there needs. Emails and call are responded to quickly. All my worries and question while submitting my application were taken seriously and respectfully.

Once studying abroad TEAN offers so many excursions to get in touch with Australian culture. The staff are true Australians and some are younger Americans who previously studied abroad with TEAN. All in all stories and advice were exchanged through the two.

TEAN allows you to fully integrate into the city and teaches you how to do so with the Sydney orientation. It was so helpful learning how to get around and if you ever had any questions TEAN staff was just a text or call away. TEAN also allows you to get full access to campus societies and events! Take advantage of this privilege and meet locals.

All in all, TEAN is the best program out there. They offer more options than any other program I looked at! TEAN honestly allows you to have the best experience of your life while abroad.

How can this program be improved?
N/A
Yes, I recommend this program
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Emily
10/10

Wanderlust Fever

My semester abroad in Australia was packed full of adventure, new friends, beautiful places and many memories. Sydney was the perfect city for me. It had an energetic city life but also a relaxing beach aspect. The education, the food, and my living situation throughout the semester were all big aspects of a smooth transition that TEAN helped give. There were endless opportunities offered to us throughout the semester to add to a great experience.
I was able to knock off some things off of my bucket list like skydiving and snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef. I made best friends from all over the world. I learned more about different cultures. I explored some of the most beautiful places. I think it is safe to say my experience was amazing! I definitely have wanderlust now and can't wait to explore more of the world.

How can this program be improved?
TEAN made everything so easy! I have no complaints.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Dana
10/10

Best 5 months of my life

The beach was my backyard, but with a short bus ride I was in the city, looking at the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge! People were friendly, food was amazing, and experiences were so memorable.

How can this program be improved?
Lower cost by making certain aspects optional
Yes, I recommend this program

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