After coming back from such an amazing study abroad experience, you may wonder how you can stay connected with TEAN. I had such an awesome time with TEAN that I didn’t want our relationship to end once I returned home. Here are a few ways you can stay involved.
Wherever you are right now, go follow @TEANabroad on Instagram. The feed is filled with amazing photos of Asia Pacific taken by students who are currently studying abroad with TEAN. Looking at these pictures always brighten my day. Not only are they amazing to scroll through, but they make me reminisce about my past study abroad experience, too. Who knows, maybe these photos will inspire you to take a trip abroad.
Apply to be an Ambassador
I became a Global Ambassador with TEAN after returning home because I wanted to share how great of an experience I had studying abroad with other college students. TEAN provides one-on-one opportunities for students who are interested in studying abroad to speak with students who have just returned from their journeys. These return students can provide the best insight for new prospective students. As a Global Ambassador, you have the opportunity to write blog posts (like this one!) to help share your unique experiences and, if your school has a program with TEAN, you can work at study abroad fairs to really get that hands-on experience.
Intern at TEAN
If you loved your experience and want to see what really goes on behind the scenes of studying abroad, apply to for an Internship at TEAN. This is offered every summer and will give you the opportunity to work for an amazing company and get real work experience. If studying abroad has made you realize that you want to help others have a similar experience, interning in the field is a great way to do just that.
Share your experience
This is the easiest and most effective way to stay connected once you return home. Share with your friends and family about what an amazing time you had while studying abroad. People learn about studying abroad from their peers, so what better way to stay connected than by word of mouth or social media.
Grace Sheppard is a TEAN Alum and student at the University of Michigan. She studied abroad with TEAN on the Gold Coast, Australia.