Looking for a life-changing adventure?

We can help with that…

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) is a full-service international education provider specializing in immersive study and internship programs throughout Asia Pacific that provide unforgettable experiences and unbeatable value.

We offer students meaningful journeys abroad that not only meet high academic standards, but are culturally engaging, tailored to individual students’ interests and, of course, full of adventure! We also think of everything. With more than 25 years of welcoming students to Asia Pacific and a dedicated on-the-ground staff, we’re experts at what we do and have strong partnerships with more than 30 leading universities throughout the region. TEAN completely manages students’ experiences from beginning to end – while still fully encouraging students to explore and grow both independently and as a group – providing:

Extensive options

With long-time partnerships with a wide range of universities and organizations, careful thought and consideration has gone into every program and internship placement ensuring students can find the perfect program for their studies and lifestyle.

Expert Advice

Our personalized pre-departure consultations and extensive orientations combine one-on-one guidance, helpful academic sessions, sightseeing and cultural activities.

Exclusive Support

Along with in-country Resident Directors who are available 24 hours a day, we also help advise students with applying to the university or internship of your choice, transferring the appropriate credits and more.

Excellent Value

Everything we offer, from comfortable accommodation to one-of-a-kind excursions and cultural activities, is included in the program price which means no hidden costs or extra fees. Students are able to also choose additional excursions and travels for an even richer experience.

What started as two friends hoping to provide opportunities for more students to have life changing experiences based on their own adventures studying abroad has now turned into an international company helping thousands of students see the world while furthering their education.

Our team has spent considerable time studying, traveling, working and living overseas – they are dreamers and doers who now want to make your dream of studying abroad a reality.

TEAN Vision

Our vision is a sustainable and ethically grounded global village in which students, through education abroad, acquire life-changing knowledge, skills and attitudes that empower them to create such a future.

TEAN Mission

To change lives and life habits:

We provide life-changing experiences and alternative life habits. The students on our programs and the people they meet will all be changed forever by the opportunities we create for them both to engage with one another and to pursue sustainable lives and life habits.

Core Values

choose earth

Live sustainably. Our programs and practices are designed to foster global thinking and informed local action because the individual choices we make have a global impact. Let’s work truly together and choose a sustainable future for our planet.

Be out, not in

Jump out of the box. We do things differently and this is our value proposition. Let the others copy us. Strive to innovate and re-invent. Move the goalposts and don’t accept the norm as the standard.

Spread smiles

Love what we do and have fun doing it. Ensure others share in that joy by creating at least one smile every day. Studying abroad is one of the best times of your life, it should come with a smile.

Keep it simple

Take the complex or difficult and make it easy for everyone involved.

Be totally awesome

We work hard to ensure everything we do is right, then work harder to make it even better. Nothing but being phenomenal in every aspect of what we do is acceptable from our people, our programs and our service.


At The Education Abroad Network, we are committed to providing equal opportunities in international education and do not discriminate against any individual on the basis of ethnicity, nationality, ancestry, race, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, political affiliations or disability. TEAN actively recruits students from all populations, with an emphasis on those that are underrepresented. In addition, we pride ourselves on our support and assistance to students with mental and/or physical disabilities wishing to study abroad. Through our ongoing dedication to the ideals of international education and our commitment to service for students of all backgrounds, TEAN is consistently working to cultivate cultural awareness and tolerance among students, our employees and the greater international community.

Our Family of Brands

WorldStrides LogoWorldStrides Custom Programs

WorldStrides Custom Programs offers short-term, faculty-led study abroad adventures that are uniquely customized for undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate groups. With options ranging from business and law to arts and medicine, each personalized program is built to translate your curriculum into a one-of-a-kind international learning experience. Learn more.


Since 1987, International Studies Abroad (ISA) has provided college students the opportunity to explore the world through education abroad, providing culturally engaging programs in more than 30 countries. ISA offers a wide range of affordable opportunities including study abroad, international internships, and service-learning programs through distinguished host institutions and partnerships. Each program is designed to ignite personal growth and facilitate cultural discovery to help students fulfill their personal goals. Learn more.

Veritas Christian Study Abroad

Veritas Christian Study Abroad programs enable college-level study abroad participants to deepen their faith during a traditional study abroad program by providing Christian spiritual support, community ministry opportunities, and specialized academics. Veritas students participate in orientation, classes, cultural activities, and excursions with traditional students and are supported by experienced local staff who are committed to making every student’s time abroad successful. Learn more.

TEAN Annual Charity Fun Run

TEAN Fun Run

We hosted the first TEAN Fun Run during the NAFSA Conference in 2011. It’s a tradition we have proudly carried on at each annual conference.

We donate to charity on behalf of each participant and also encourage participants to donate to the cause. We have supported a number of worthy organizations over the last several years with more than $38,000 donated in total since the inaugural Fun Run.

We look forward to continuing this tradition in the years to come and hope you’ll consider joining us at a future NAFSA Conference.

More About the Charities

Jan’s Tutoring House (2019) specializes in providing enriching educational activities for inner city youth in Washington, D.C. youths through one-on-one mentoring in after-school and summer programs. The Christchurch Foundation (2019) established the Our People, Our City Fund to help raise money to help the families and Muslim communities impacted by the tragic events of March 15.

KOTO (2018) stands for Know One, Teach One. This social enterprise runs hospitality training programs in Hanoi, Vietnam for at-risk and disadvantaged youth, providing an opportunity to learn and thrive in their lives. beGirl.world (2018) is an organization in Philadelphia that empowers teenage girls through global education and travel.

The Great Barrier Reef Foundation (2017) is dedicated to preserving the Great Barrier Reef for future generations and The Cathy Freeman Foundation (2017) was founded 10 years ago with the mission “To help Indigenous children experience their full potential in school, and beyond.”

The Family Tree (2016) A local Denver charity that provides services designed to empower and change the lives of victims of abuse, domestic violence and homelessness.

Nepal Earthquake Relief (2015) Cranbrook Explorers & Travellers Overseas Partnerships (CETOP) supports families, villages, schools and medical facilities in the Rasuwa District of Nepal.

Thai Freedom House (2014) An independent, non-profit language and arts community learning center in Northern Thailand dedicated to assisting families and individuals who are refugees and members of minority groups.

Reigns of Life (2013) The South Bend, Indiana-based center provides therapeutic horseback riding programs for children and adults with disabilities.

Cambodian Rural Schools (2012) PEPY is an educational development organization working in rural Cambodia. PEPY stands for “Promoting Education, emPowering Youth.”

Christchurch Earthquake Appeal (2011) The Wilding Foundation is a charity founded by New Zealand born actress and director, Anna Wilding that helped raised money for Christchurch Earthquake Relief.

Advisory Roundtable

Advisory Roundtable

The Advisory Roundtable was designed as an event where we could engage with our partners in meaningful discussion, while also gaining valuable feedback on our programs. However, we didn’t want to host an event where we only talked about ourselves. Instead the Advisory Roundtable is set up as a mini-conference with notable speakers and panel discussions that provide some valuable takeaways for attendees.

Here at TEAN, we believe that one of our strongest assets is our dedicated team. Our first Open House was hosted in 2012 to coincide with the Advisory Roundtable and opening of our new office in Chicago. Our office is a reflection of the company and the people who work here. From the photos on the walls to our kitchen where we take turns preparing our Friday team lunch together, it’s a place we are proud to call TEAN HQ.

2015 Program


Topics and Trends in Health & Safety with International Mobility
Julie Friend
Director of Global Safety and Security, Northwestern University

Student Mobility and Measuring Cultural Competency: A New Tool
Dr. Katherine Rosenbusch and Dr. David Earnest

Assessing Up the Wrong Tree! Learning Outcomes of the 21st Century
Dr. Scott Blair

Psychological Perspectives: Multicultural Encounters, Student Issues, and Staff Training
Dr. Patricia Perez
Assistant Professor in the International Psychology program, Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Social Media Trends in International Education
Hannah DeMilta
Outreach Manager, The Education Abroad Network

2014 Program


Keynote Address: Emerging trends: Shaping changes in higher education internationalization
John Hudzik, PhD
Former Vice President, Michigan State University & Former NAFSA President

Panel Discussion: Trending Topics in International Education

Chris Knepler
Australian Consulate in Chicago

Sam Hoben
Market Development Manager for New Zealand based in D.C.

Robert Daly
Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

Adam Dedman
Director of the Institute of Southeast Asia Affairs at Chiang Mai University in Thailand

Today’s Student – Transparency and Direction: Teaching the Millennial Student
Dr. Michael Coomes
Associate Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs at Bowling Green State University

Today’s Student – If Don Draper Had Your Job: An Agency Perspective
Howard Laubusher
Vice President Participation Strategy Director for global advertising agency Leo Burnett

The Platinum Rule: Enhancing Education Abroad Through Faculty Engagement
Tony Ogden
Executive Director of Education Abroad and Exchanges and an adjunct professor in Education Policy and Evaluation Studies at the University of Kentucky

2012 Program


U.S. Insinuations and the Challenges of International Education
Brian Whalen, PhD
President and CEO, The Forum on International Education

Southeast Asia as an Academic Destination
Robert Dayley, PhD
College of Idaho

Cross-Cultural Competency Development: 2 Models
Catherine Donohoe
Director (Interim), Education Abroad, The University of Maryland

Gabrielle Bosley
Director, International Programs, Bellarine University

Understanding Global Currencies
Amy Ludlum
J.P. Morgan Foreign Exchange