Location
  • Australia
    • Melbourne
Term
Fall, Spring
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships, LGBTQIA+ funding, BIPOC funding
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Program Details

Program Type
Provider
Degree Level
Bachelors
Housing
Apartment

Pricing

Starting Price
10000
Jun 20, 2024
Mar 04, 2024
3 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

TEAN's study abroad offerings in Melbourne, Australia offer students an experience chock full of culture, art, delicious food and sweet surf! Whether you're taking in a heated rugby match or delving into Melbourne's more sophisticated culture, you are sure to fall in love with life down under. Choose between four different universities - Deakin, Monash, RMIT (Australia’s number one school for art and design) and University of Melbourne - for the program and campus setting that best suits your needs.

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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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

Here at TEAN, we strive to be a leader in supporting students from all backgrounds to be able to travel and learn abroad. Our aim is to empower our students and help prepare them for a life-changing experience. Everyone's identity is unique to them and can be an integral aspect on where a person chooses to study or intern abroad. Our entire TEAN team is here to help you feel informed, comfortable, empowered and supported throughout every step of your journey. In addition, we have a dedicated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team that is ready to act as your resource! The DEI team is passionate about advocating against social injustices, racism, homophobia, xenophobia and all discriminatory social constructs. It is their priority, along with TEAN’s, to ensure students of all backgrounds have access to and are encouraged to travel, specifically through study abroad.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Here at TEAN, we strive to be a leader in supporting students from all backgrounds to be able to travel and learn abroad. Our aim is to empower our students and help prepare them for a life-changing experience. Everyone's identity is unique to them and can be an integral aspect on where a person chooses to study or intern abroad. Our entire TEAN team is here to help you feel informed, comfortable, empowered and supported throughout every step of your journey. In addition, we have a dedicated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team that is ready to act as your resource! The DEI team is passionate about advocating against social injustices, racism, homophobia, xenophobia and all discriminatory social constructs. It is their priority, along with TEAN’s, to ensure students of all backgrounds have access to and are encouraged to travel, specifically through study abroad.

Neurodivergent Support

TEAN is committed to facilitating quality programming to students with varying levels of neurodivergence. Our entire TEAN team is here to help you feel informed, comfortable, empowered and supported throughout every step of your journey. In addition, we have a dedicated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team that is ready to act as your resource! It is their priority, along with TEAN’s, to ensure students of all backgrounds have access to and are encouraged to travel, specifically through study abroad.

Accessibility Support

TEAN is committed to facilitating quality programming to students with varying levels of accessibility. Our entire TEAN team is here to help you feel informed, comfortable, empowered and supported throughout every step of your journey. In addition, we have a dedicated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team that is ready to act as your resource! It is their priority, along with TEAN’s, to ensure students of all backgrounds have access to and are encouraged to travel, specifically through study abroad.

Impact

Sustainability

TEAN’s Choose Earth initiative is our way of building environmental and social responsibility into the ethos and outcomes of education abroad. At TEAN, we believe that studying abroad should include learning about – and finding solutions to – our most challenging societal problems, such as sustainable development, climate change, biodiversity, resource use, habitat preservation, gender inequality and social injustice in a globalized world.

Ethical Impact

To this end, TEAN is committed to providing experiential learning opportunities abroad that help build the knowledge, skills and attitudes students need to become locally engaged, civically minded and globally responsible. We believe that studying abroad should include learning about – and finding solutions to – our most challenging societal problems, such as sustainable development, climate change, biodiversity, resource use, habitat preservation, gender inequality and social injustice in a globalized world.

Program Highlights

  • Melbourne was voted 3rd most livable city in the world and #1 in the southern hemisphere.
  • University of Melbourne is consistently ranked in the top two universities in Australia and within the top 50 in the world
  • It would take around 29 years to visit one new Aussie beach every day (there are 10,685 of them!)
  • The 5-day Australia Orientation takes place in the northern city of Cairns, famous for its tropical atmosphere and access to the Great Barrier Reef.
  • At RMIT, participate in our Cultural Events Program – designed to introduce you to the local Melbourne scene

Popular Programs

Monash University

Students seeking a unique campus experience and the excitement of Melbourne, one of Australia’s most vibrant cities, will feel right at home at Monash University. As one of the top-ranked universities in the country, the curriculum is varied and challenging while the opportunities for campus involvement are immense. Students can also take advantage of all that Melbourne has to offer, from its creative community to famous cafe culture.

University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked as one of the top two universities in Australia. Here students are challenged in the classroom with leading programs and innovative methods while experiencing big city life near Melbourne’s Central Business District. Outside of studying, discover all that Melbourne has to offer – from its vibrant arts scene, to exciting cafe culture and everything in between.

RMIT University

RMIT University’s modern architectural design accents the lively streets of Melbourne. With an assortment of comprehensive courses, emphasizing on technology and design, and the best parts of Melbourne at your feet, you’ll find it easy to settle into your new routine. Students participating in our RMIT University program live in high quality, fully furnished student apartments a short walk from campus.

Monash University (Full Degree)

Students seeking a unique campus experience and the excitement of Melbourne, will feel right at home at Monash University. As one of the top-ranked universities in the country, the curriculum is varied and challenging while the opportunities for campus involvement are immense. Students can also take advantage of all that Melbourne has to offer, from its creative community to famous café culture.

RMIT University, Full Degree

The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Melbourne, Australia has established a reputation for providing high quality, industry responsive programs relevant to the national and global marketplace. Studying at RMIT University is a great way to enhance your career. In today’s competitive environment, professionals need the skills to adapt to an ever changing world. At RMIT, you will receive the skills needed to deal with real-world issues.

HEX - MELBOURNE

Study entrepreneurship and start-up culture over the course of two weeks in Melbourne, Australia and work hands-on in the vibrant start-up environment. During this program with HEX, a TEAN partner organization, you’ll solve real business problems and iterate your own startup idea. You’ll also have direct access to sought-after mentors, and make unforgettable connections with investors, accelerators, founders and professionals from Australia.

Program Reviews

4.94 Rating
based on 18 reviews
  • 5 rating 94.44%
  • 4 rating 5.56%
  • 3 rating 0%
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  • Academics 4.2
  • Support 5
  • Fun 4.8
  • Housing 4.8
  • Safety 5
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Lauren
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Summer in Melbourne

This trip was the best experience of my entire life so far! The memories that I have gained from going to Australia are unmatched. If you are debating on if you should go, just go!! I grew so much in my confidence, made amazing friends from all over the world, learned from the best of those in my aspired career, and took part in Australian culture. I also had the opportunity to attend fun sporting events, travel to other areas of Australia, and work alongside well-known athletes! Australians are some of the nicest bunch of people; they made the experience a lot more fun!

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
I have done so many surprising things on this trip that I never thought I would be able to do in my life. One of the most fun things was being able to attend the World Cup. The energy from the fans was incredible! Another surprising thing was just navigating the city with my friends. There was always something fun going on in the heart of the city and there was never a dull moment.
Pros
  • Australians are some of the nicest people ever
  • Sporting events are so much fun and everyone if full of team spirit
  • The work enviroment in Australia is a-lot more relaxed and fun
Cons
  • The whether was definitely very gloomy most of the time
  • Getting around can be a bit difficult with the trains
  • Living in the heart of the city can be loud at times
20 people found this review helpful.
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Jaya
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Australia Summer Study Abroad

I had the time of my life. I feel like the two months I spent in Australia were a movie. So much happened, and I learned a lot about myself and my future profession. I made friends with people that I never would have even known had I not gone. At my gym, I learned new skills like how to coach children and how to properly execute and teach different lifts. I also got to discover some cultural differences in coaching styles in Australia vs the USA. I made friends with and met some professional athletes and even sat front row of my new favorite sports AFL and Rugby. I definitely recommend it.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Go as many places as you can! Australia has a lot of really cool cities that are just a short plane ride away. I got to see Quokkas in Perth, Tasmanian Devils in Tasmania, the Sydney Opera House, and New Zealand while on my program.
Pros
  • The locals were amazing and very nice.
  • My group of interns were so full of personality, it made everyday an adventure.
  • The work experience
Cons
  • Depending on if you get a random in your dorm apartment things could get a bit wierd
  • The food was just okay. I ended up eating a lot of Chinese food
  • It was hard to find seasoning
18 people found this review helpful.
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Moyii
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Melbourne Study Abroad

I had a great time getting a taste of a new environment. Being on the opposite side of the world comes with diverse cultures, dialects, and cuisine. I was able to experience life from a viewpoint different from my home and I discovered different parts of me. Melbourne has so many events going on during the day and night, truly feels like the city never sleeps. It is perfect for whatever your hopes and desires!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
I chose to go bungee jumping and after walking up all the flight of stairs I thought I was preparing. I was wrong, as soon as I was strapped up and at the edge I literally could not breathe. I was being dramatic but I couldn’t turn back at that point, they were just counting down. I closed my eyes and jumped and once there was no turning back it was enjoyable. It was fun but weird bouncing up and down waiting to be reeled in.
Pros
  • Beautiful environment and scenery
  • Diverse Cultures
  • Positive energy and vibes
Cons
  • I went in the winter and it was actually cold?
  • Traffic coming into city
31 people found this review helpful.
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Michael
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Melb Baby!

Studying abroad in Melbourne, Australia was amazing and so impactful. TEAN helped me get all my paperwork done in a timely manner and were very helpful in making sure I was on time for everything. Melb itself is a beautiful city that has so much to offer on every corner. It is full of rich culture and has incredible food, coffee, art, and music. The place has something new waiting for you always. If you love the arts then Melb is totally for you. You don't need to look at a phone at any point as there is just so much street art or someone performing on the street. I attended RMIT University which was right in the CBD. Its modernism was cool to see next to some historical buildings. The city is thriving with new buildings going up everywhere. It truly is booming. I met some pretty awesome people as well and was able to create friendships that will last forever. Overall, the experience was superb and going through TEAN was easy to do. I reccomend Melbourne to anyone.

What would you improve about this program?
I would recommend it being a bit cheaper in price.
94 people found this review helpful.
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Emily
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Experience with TEAN

My experience studying abroad with TEAN was incredible, it truly was an amazing 5 months! Before going, I knew that I was looking for something new, exciting and unknown to me which is why I chose to go to Australia. However, my home university did not offer a direct exchange with universities in Melbourne which was my first location of choice. TEAN gave me the opportunity to study where I wanted to and offered so much help in transitioning new students and acclimating them to the city. University of Melbourne is highly ranked with great professors and a beautiful campus! The housing TEAN provided was modern had the perfect location, right in the heart of the city. Melbourne became a second home thanks to TEAN and I cannot wait for the day I get the opportunity to go back!

89 people found this review helpful.
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Madi
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

The Most Spontaneous Five Months of My Life

TEAN Abroad was incredibly helpful in my transition from my home university to life abroad. They guided me in the entire process of applying for the program at my dream destination of Melbourne, Australia. Not only did they organize a fantastic orientation in Cairns, Australia, but they also continued to enhance our experience by showing us around our chosen city and brought us to different events throughout the semester. Because of the incredibly nice people at TEAN, we got to see a live footy match and sport the hometown gear in the fan section. We got to see a comedian at the International Comedy Festival and a concert at a local music venue. They tailor each program so that everyone can experience something they enjoy and make everyone feel right at home. Not once did I feel unsafe in my apartment or ignored from the TEAN staff. I got to spend my five months abroad in an apartment right in the city center with great new friends who I still remain in contact with. If anyone is looking to study abroad in Australia, New Zealand, or Asia, I highly recommend they use TEAN as their third-party organization to help make their experience remarkable right off the bat.

What would you improve about this program?
The only thing I would say is maybe more opportunities to meet local Australian students outside of class.
87 people found this review helpful.
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Dani
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Experience of a lifetime

Studying abroad in Melbourne was the most amazing experience. I have grown to be extremely independent and full of confidence. I have explored the Australian culture and grown a great love for it. University of Melbourne is a beautiful and prestigious University. I felt extremely lucky to have the opportunity to study there. I would choose Australia and Melbourne over and over again. I would recommend this program to every person out there. I wouldn't change a thing about my experience.

98 people found this review helpful.
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Megan
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

The greatest decision I have ever made.

Studying abroad has changed the way I view myself, and the world. Since my trip this spring, I’ve completely changed my perspective on learning, and what it means to grow outside of my college bubble. Studying abroad has shown me to take full advantage of opportunities, for they could lead to some of the most significant and influential experiences of your life. I’ve become extremely passionate about traveling, and the importance it has on higher education. What I loved most about my time abroad was that learning didn’t stop when I left the classroom. As a member of a foreign community I learned to be independent and open minded to all the country had to offer. I believe there’s no better way to learn, than to learn by doing, and immersing myself in a completely new culture has impacted me in ways that staying home could not, and I’m very excited to share my experiences to other students.

Melbourne is the perfect size for study abroad. It’s big enough to have something going on at any given time, but by the end of 5 months I could travel around the entire city and know where I’m going. There is so much culture within art and music, but also has great beaches and national parks, as well as it’s close to the Great Ocean Road and other surfing and hiking locations. It has an incredibly competitive vibe when it comes to footy, but also has an overwhelming sense of acceptance for diversity of fashion, customs, and people as a whole.

Overall, studying abroad with TEAN was the greatest time of my life. I learned more about myself, other people and cultures, about how to be independent, and how travel and adventure through life this past semester. Never again will I be able to befriend 20 new strangers, and be able to travel with all of them to some of the most notable places in the world. TEAN gave me the building blocks to be successful through information sessions, housing, affiliation with the University, our RD, and so much more. Traveling to foreign country can be incredibly daunting, especially a country on the opposite side of the globe. TEAN recognizes that vulnerability and makes sure that we are completely taken care of.

99 people found this review helpful.

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