TEAN works to make studying abroad accessible to all students, which also includes making sure advisors have the information and tools they need to better guide and support students through the entire process. Below you will find helpful resources for advisors, information on program accreditations, academic information for TEAN programs and assessment information.

Advisor Resources

Program Search

The program finder allows you to search all TEAN programs by term, location, program type and subject area to narrow down which programs might be a good match.


Curriculum Integration

Curriculum integration is a collaborative process between TEAN and our strategic U.S. partners. Together, we identify programs and courses that best serve student needs and complement the academic requirements of individual departments, majors or academic programs. TEAN can then create department-specific curriculum flyers to help students plan for study abroad as a seamless part of their degree trajectory and save academic advisors time researching and articulating courses on an ad hoc basis.

Curriculum integration is an integral part of our service offerings:

  • It makes study abroad more accessible to all majors.
  • It dispels the myth that study abroad is only for elective courses.
  • It helps certain majors complete the dream of being able to study abroad for a semester versus a short-term program.

By taking these identified and approved core requirements, students will stay on track and not hinder their graduation target.

For more information about this process or to initiate a curriculum integration project at your university, please contact your TEAN Regional Director.


Advisor Requests

To receive printed materials about our programs and services, such as country brochures flyers, please complete the Request for Information.


Advisor Portal

Advisors from TEAN’s partner institutions can access our advisor portal to view current and past applicants and track students’ application progress. Click here to login. If you have not yet received login credentials and would like to access the portal, please contact your TEAN Regional Director.

Accreditation

Program Accreditation Information

While all TEAN host universities are fully accredited at an institutional level, many of these universities also carry disciplinary accreditations from U.S. or internationally recognized agencies. Below you will find a list of some well-known accrediting agencies and links to corresponding TEAN programs carrying their accreditations. It should be noted that international universities that do not carry the below accreditations are not necessarily of poorer academic quality; they may simply have reasons for not seeking accreditation from foreign entities as the process is quite labor intensive.

AACSB: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is a U.S.-based professional organization which has extended globally to provide quality assurance and professional support for college-level business programs. Click here for a list of TEAN programs carrying AACSB accreditation.

EQUIS: The European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accredits business programs at higher education institutions around the world. The accreditation is based on a quality assessment which pays specific attention to the program’s global connections and internationalization efforts.

AMBA: The Association of MBAs (AMBA) offers accreditation to top level post-graduate business programs which meet the association’s high standards for teaching, curriculum, and student interaction. AMBA has accredited over 240 programs in more 70 countries.

ABET: ABET is a U.S.based accreditation board for engineering and technology. While ABET is expanding globally, and while the board has accredited institutions in many countries outside of the U.S., there are significant gaps in its reach. Currently, ABET does not accredit any programs in Australia or New Zealand, where the majority of TEAN’s engineering programs are located.

The Washington Accord: The Washington Accord is a mutual recognition agreement between ABET and other international accrediting boards for engineering programs. Signatories of the Washington Accord are responsible for the accreditation of schools within their jurisdiction, and all uphold the same shared benchmarking standards. Engineers Australia, Engineering New Zealand, and ABEEK in South Korea are signatories which accredit many of TEAN’s partner universities.

Australia

Program AACSB EQUIS AMBA ABET Washington Accord
Bond University X X
Griffith University X X
Monash University X X X X
Deakin University X X
RMIT University X
University of Melbourne X X X
University of Newcastle X X
University of Western Australia X X X
Murdoch University X
Macquarie University X
University of New South Wales X X X
University of Sydney X X X
University of Technology – Sydney X X
James Cook University X

New Zealand

Program AACSB EQUIS AMBA ABET Washington Accord
AUT University X X
University of Auckland X X X X
University of Canterbury X X X
University of Otago X X
Massey University X X X
Victoria University of Wellington X X X

Asia

Program AACSB EQUIS AMBA ABET Washington Accord
Korea University  X X X
Fudan University X X X X
Singapore Management University X X X

Academic Affairs

Academic Structure

TEAN’s academic model is one that values direct engagement with local student communities. Our students enroll directly in one of more than 30 partner universities in Asia Pacific. With countless academic disciplines available, we proudly serve students from all majors. Once enrolled, students have access to the full umbrella of academic and student services support at their host institution, as well as the guidance and personalized support of TEAN’s onsite and U.S.-based program staff. This provides students with unparalleled, customized assistance through all stages of the process, including: program selection and application support, course registration, pre-departure guidance, comprehensive on-site orientation, on-site academic support and cultural programming, and 24/7 emergency support.

While we continue to see growing interest in our programs, we take great care to preserve a sense of community at each of our program locations. We take pride in addressing student goals and interests on an individual basis with TEAN staff maintaining a friendly and supportive dialogue with our student participants and partner universities at all times.

Most courses taken on TEAN study abroad programs are managed and assessed by the host institution, and each student completing a program will receive an official transcript from the host institution. TEAN internship programs and some summer programs are accredited by TEAN’s school of record, Elmhurst College, which TEAN works closely with to develop course syllabi. All courses undergo a rigorous academic committee review before they are approved.


Course Information

TEAN is happy to provide any course information necessary to assist in student advising and course articulation. Many TEAN programs’ host universities list course descriptions and syllabi on their websites but some are harder to find than others. We maintain close relationships with our host universities and can help guide students and advisors through the nuances of course availability, course selection, and registration. Our student alumni have found this personalized assistance to be invaluable to their academic planning and success. We can also work with you to develop customized course articulation maps to further aid your advising process. See more information on Curriculum Integration here. (link to Curriculum Integration section)

Assessment

The Impact of Study Abroad

At TEAN, we strive to create education abroad programs that change the lives and life habits of our students and the people they meet while encouraging them to live sustainably. To achieve this, we have built a number of tools and processes into our programs that help us assess just how well we are impacting the cognitive, affective and behavioral development of our students — before, during and after the study abroad experience. Together, these assessment tools provide TEAN with quantitative and qualitative outcomes data that help us evaluate our programs.

Partner University Grade Report

By enrolling in a TEAN program, students receive an official transcript directly from their respective Australian, New Zealand or Asian university. TEAN does NOT issue academic transcripts. Students receive course grades on these official partner university transcripts. TEAN provides approximate equivalents between U.S. and Asia Pacific grading systems.

TEAN reviews these grade reports in order to assess academic achievement at TEAN locations. More specifically, TEAN assesses: academic performance per course, student adaptation to new teaching styles, host versus home academic achievement and aggregate student performance.

The Global Perspective Inventory (GPI)

The Global Perspective Inventory or GPI is a web-based, 35-item, pre-to-post self-reported survey instrument for assessing the development of global perspective-taking. The GPI assesses global perspective-taking in three interrelated domains of student learning and development: cognitive knowing and knowledge; intrapersonal affect and identity; and interpersonal social responsibility and social interaction.

The pre-test general survey includes 26 additional items on the student’s home college experiences before studying abroad. The post-test study abroad GPI includes an additional 17 items on study abroad experiences. TEAN also articulates ten institution-specific questions around sustainability and social justice issues, embedding them into the pre- and post-GPI survey. These relate to attitudinal change in the following areas: sustainability; environmental threats; mass consumerism; food, hunger and nutrition; poverty and gender inequalities; and civic engagement. The GPI is one of the most widely used assessment surveys in study abroad.

The Sulitest

The Sustainability Literacy Test is an online 30-item multiple choice questionnaire that measures and improves knowledge, skills and mindsets around sustainability. The test includes a core international module to which is added a national module, and an institution-specific module that TEAN customizes around sustainability and social justice issues as experienced by students at each TEAN destination.

A newly developed and innovative tool in partnership with UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative, the Sulitest assesses sustainability literacy outcomes in four key areas: sustainable humanity and ecosystems; global and local human-built systems; transition towards sustainability; and roles to play in both individual and systemic change.

Onsite Arrival and Orientation Evaluation

At the start of each program, TEAN asks students to take a 30+ question online survey related to student satisfaction with TEAN services and support. TEAN uses this information to improve its administrative processes related to the TEAN website, pre-departure advising, onsite arrivals, orientation, housing and local staff.

Post Program Evaluations

At the end of each program, TEAN asks students to take a more detailed 65+ item online survey related to student satisfaction with TEAN onsite services and support during the program. TEAN uses this information to improve its administrative processes related to the host institution academic experience, cultural integration, excursions, onsite staff, housing, travel and expenses.