The Education Abroad Network: Study in Sydney

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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).

About

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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Reviews

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based on 53 reviews
  • Academics 8.3
  • Support 9.8
  • Fun 9.8
  • Housing 9.9
  • Safety 9.8
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Samantha
10/10

Opportunity of a Lifetime

Studying abroad was one of the best experiences of my life. I was able to live in a foreign city for five months and explore a totally new culture! Australians were welcoming and Sydney was beautiful with so much to offer. i was never bored and I was constantly traveling to new places. The Education Abroad Network does a fantastic job at getting you acquainted with your city before "setting you free." The Education Abroad Network staff is always available whenever you need help or advice. They host coffee meet-ups and dinners, which were an excellent and fun way to catch up with friends. By studying abroad through this program, I made lifelong friends and unforgettable memories. The Education Abroad Network truly made my study abroad experience perfect.

How can this program be improved?
Honestly, I cannot think of any way to improve this program. The Education Abroad Network is fantastic and I could not imagine studying abroad with anyone else!
Yes, I recommend this program
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Elizabeth
10/10

Best Time of My Life!

Going through TEAN was such a rewarding experience all around. Traveling by myself to Sydney, Australia I never felt alone because I was with TEAN. I chose TEAN because they set up your flights, housing, roommates, pre semester trips and spring break. This program takes all the anxiety and stress out of the planning to go abroad and during your abroad experience. TEAN offers a five day orientation in Sydney before the semester starts. This gives students time to explore, learn, but most importantly adjust to a new environment. Overall the staff is extremely friendly and helpful throughout the whole process and will guide you throughout your whole semester!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Charlotte
9/10

A Semester in the Life Down Under

Every day in Sydney was something different, and I got to know so many different people, and enjoyed my time with the Aussies I got to meet in class. Everyone I had the chance to spend time with was so helpful, and all of the other students I was with enjoyed going out and exploring just as much as I did!

How can this program be improved?
I wish I could have been there even longer.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Emma
10/10

The Best Experience Abroad

Going to Australia was always a dream of mine and TEAN made it come true. I think studying abroad is an experience that every college student should do. I mean come on who wouldn't want to spend 5 months in another country?! Experiencing a new culture is so eye opening and actually changed the career path that I wanted to follow. And I'm much happier with a my new one. TEAN made the whole process of studying abroad so easy and basically stress free (the only stress was not being home for 5 months and the 14hr time difference, but I made it work!)! The only thing I would do differently would to do a year instead of just one semester. The hardest part about studying abroad is the leaving of your host country.

How can this program be improved?
Honestly nothing comes to mind truthfully.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Katie
10/10

Greatest 5 Months of my Life!

Everything about my study abroad program was incredible! Australia has so much to offer and you really get to feel like you live there, rather than just visiting. I saw some of the most beautiful places I have ever seen and ate some of the most amazing food. I believe that the main reason I loved Australia so much was because I went through The Education Abroad Network (TEAN). TEAN is extremely organized and they're with you every step of the way. I never felt alone and knew that if I ever needed something TEAN staff would be there for me. All of the staff were young and so nice and had the greatest tips and advice on everything-- travel, culture, food, etc. TEAN's accommodations were amazing. We staying in apartments with incredible views of the city with multiple balconies.TEAN's orientation was so much fun and I learned so much during it, not to mention I made some of my best friends during it. TEAN's post trip (Byron Bay) and pre semester trip (Thailand) were two of the best trips I went on while abroad. They are so organized and amazing!

How can this program be improved?
Nothing-- It was amazing! I only wish I could have stayed longer.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Melissa
10/10

The Best Summer Down Under

My experience in Australia was phenomenal. Everyday was a new adventure! I was very fortunate to travel to so many cities such as Brisbane, Byron Bay, Darwin, Kakadu, Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast and Cairns. I chose this program because it fit well with my curriculum since I am a Hospitably Business major and when I read the program outline I was very interested in learning more about the topics covered. the TEAN advisors were more than helpful while on our trip! Whenever I had a question it was always answered, even if it had to be the next day. During our time in Australia we mainly stayed in hostels, but during our two-week period at the University of New South Wales we stayed in the dorms. Personally I loved staying in the hostels because it was a great way to meet people, not only from our study abroad group, but from all over the world. One of my most memorable experiences was climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge. Learning about the construction and work that went into such an iconic bridge was so interesting. I am so thankful for my time abroad and for the staff that led us through some of the most amazing experiences!

How can this program be improved?
The only improvement I would have for this program would to be integrate all of the 3 summer programs together a little more. We all stayed together as a large group, but would separate at different times. With so many people I felt like I was still meeting people the last few days of the program.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Savannah
10/10

Best Semester of My Life

I couldn't be happier with my choices about studying abroad- both going to Australia and choosing to do it through The Education Abroad Network. TEAN made everything so easy for me and their staff is amazing. Any questions I had were immediately answered. I participated on the pre-semester trip to the Great Barrier Reef and the mid-semester trip to Thailand. I strongly encourage future students to go on them- they were two of the best trips of my life. I had the best 5 months I could have ever asked for and learned so much about Australian culture. I also traveled to New Zealand, Melbourne, and Byron Bay all of which were incredible. I couldn't have asked for a better location of housing (I was in Bondi Junction in the Meriton) because I was in between the beach and the city, close to school, and right above a train/bus station. It was truly a semester I will never forget and looking back I wouldn't change a thing.

How can this program be improved?
Not really anything about the program but I wish I did more research about the different schools in Sydney before choosing UNSW.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Jess
10/10

Best semester ever!

Lived in Coogee (highly reccomend!) And spent February - May 2008 at UNSW. Amazing expereince, the program was very supportive and I receomend dong the extra trips and breaks and it was great to meet other people throught the program, friends I still have for life!

How can this program be improved?
I would have liekd more support in choosing classes and having the grades not transfer back to U.S. as the system is so differnet - I wish I had been advised to take more Australian specific classes
Yes, I recommend this program
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rachel292
10/10

The best decision you'll ever make

At first I was very hesitant about going so far away for such a long time with people I didnt know. However, TEAN made the time leading up to leaving and my time in Australia so easy. Every time I had any sort of question regardless of how dumb it was, I was emailed back immediatley with an answer.

Once in Sydney, we found out just how amazing our apartments were. We lived in serviced apartment that were right over a huge bus and train station in Sydney as well as had access to a gym, pool and tennis court. Living here was amazing and made it easy to travel anywhere.

One of my favorite parts of TEAN was the planned trips they offer. I went on a pre-semester trip to the Great Barrier Reef as well as a spring break trip to Thailand. Not only were TEAN staff on these trips with us but they were fully planned so we didnt have to plan anything ourselves. Thailand especially gave me a chance to see tons of cities and islands that I never would have been able to do on my own.

TEAN is an amazing program and made my abroad experience amazing, I 100% recommend this!!

Yes, I recommend this program
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mmosk
9/10

The Most Amazing 5 Months

There is nothing bad to say about The Education Abroad Network and studying abroad in Sydney, Australia. It was the most incredible 5 months of my life and I would not change a single second of it. Everything flowed smoothly thanks to the Education Abroad Network and I could not have done it without them. Thanks to them my experience abroad ran smoothly and whenever I needed help they were always available. There is NO other program to go through, they are the best!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Laura
10/10

An Amazing 5 Months

I could not have asked for a better semester in Australia. TEAN was well-organized and made choosing classes, finding housing, and planning excursions quick and easy.

The TEAN staff is great. They are helpful and responsive to any questions or concerns. The TEAN Resident Directors hold a few coffee breaks throughout the semester where students can go chat with the Resident Director and other students. I enjoyed these meetings because we were able to get to know the TEAN staff and hear many of their interesting stories.

The organized TEAN excursions were the highlights of my semester. I was lucky to be able to go on both the pre semester trip to Cairns and the spring break trip to Thailand. I had an unbelievable experience on both of these trips because they were jam packed with awesome activities and created opportunities for program students to get to know each other. TEAN did an amazing job of planning activities that were interesting to students. Between Cairns and Thailand, some of my favorite activities were snorkeling, scuba diving, bungy jumping, white water rafting, hiking, riding elephants, and hugging tigers- not to mention exploring the culture of different cities.

How can this program be improved?
Although this program is expensive, after being in Sydney for the semester and participating in many TEAN organized events and excursions, I know that this programs is a great value.
Yes, I recommend this program
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JulieG
10/10

Stepping out of the city and into the mountains...

Looking back at the 4.5 months that I was abroad, I could actually pin point the time period that I really started to transform and grow. It was after a 10 day trip up to Cairns, I started hiking every weekend, and adapted to a healthy life style. I was more energetic, constantly going to new places and seeing new things, and growing as a person. I became very independent, and truly enjoyed the changes that happened within me. Now upon my return to the states, I really feel that I've taken everything that I learned from abroad and adapted it to my current lifestyle in some way.
A little about my living situation- my flat was located across the road from Central Station, which was central to EVERYTHING! I was able to get around, and go absolutely anywhere that I wanted to. Westfield shopping center, suburbs, blue mountains... check, check, check!

How can this program be improved?
No program problems for me, but I should have done more research on Sydney before my travels. Sydney is one of the most expensive cities in the world. I didn't know that. Took some time, but I learned how to budget. Also, it rains in the winter. I didn't enjoy this too much. Both of these things added to the experience though, so I really can't complain!
Yes, I recommend this program
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swk5252
10/10

An Incredible Semester

From the very beginning of the abroad process, TEAN was always available to respond to any emails I sent at any time. I knew that they were going to be a very reliable and dedicated program, even before I went abroad. I was able to gain an experience unlike any other. I have never lived so far away from home, and I found that there were so many other people doing what I did. I made such strong friendships, and experienced things I never thought I would do (like skydiving!!!!). I traveled to Thailand, New Zealand, Fiji, and other cities in Australia, and each place had something special about it. I would 110% do it all over again and I think it was more than worthwhile. TEAN helped make my experience what it was, and I wouldn't have changed anything about it. Australia is an INCREDIBLE country and I would love to go back there someday soon.

How can this program be improved?
The cost. It may be surprising at first, but TEAN offers so much more than many other programs. The housing is incredible, and they are also always there to help. In the end, I think it was definitely worth the money, and I wouldn't have picked any other program.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Katrina
10/10

The Education Abroad Network: A Semester in Sydney

My semester in Sydney was, simply put, amazing. Going to an Australian school allowed me to really immerse myself in the culture and make friends with the locals. Some of my closest friends are the people I met there as well as the other study abroad students who lived with me. My living situation was absolutely perfect. I lived across the street from a Westfield shopping center, plenty of restaurants, grocery stores, and the beach and city were a 10 minute bus or train ride away. The staff and resident directors of TEAN made easing into my new lifestyle very comfortable. Orientation week we did so many activities that I would have not been able to plan out and afford on my own. Academically, the program helped me to have all of my classes set up, and the staff at my university were very helpful and welcoming to all abroad students. Overall, I feel that my abroad experience was culturally enriching and I got to see and experience things that I never thought I could.

How can this program be improved?
The only thing I would change is that class selection and transfer of credits were made a bit clearer in the process.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Joe
10/10

Best 4 months of my life!

Thanks to TEAN, I had an absolutely amazing study abroad experience! I lived in an apartment inCoogee Beach, which is a suburb of Sydney. Coogee is a really cool town and has some nice bars and restaurants. It was a quick walk/bus ride to UNSW and a short bus ride into the city. It was an ideal location.

One of the things I like best about TEAN is the orientation. What better way to get acclimated to a new environment than to go on a scavenger hunt, try new foods, scale the harbor bridge, and cruise through the harbor? It was a great way to get to know the city (including the transportation systems) as well as the other people in the program. Not many other programs provide this opportunity.

The TEAN staff also made studying abroad that much better. From the moment I began planning my trip, TEAN staff helped me acquire course syllabi and figure out my financial situation. Once I was actually in Australia, TEAN staff members were excited to teach and orient me, and were happy to provide advice and assistance throughout the entire semester.

How can this program be improved?
To be honest, TEAN is pretty expensive. A direct exchange would be a much cheaper option; however, TEAN includes a lot of awesome activities and support that you would miss out on. As expensive as it is, you certainly get your money's worth with TEAN.
Yes, I recommend this program

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