Introducing OzTREKK’s ambassadors!
If you’re considering studying outside of Canada, you know you have a lot to think about: Which university and program should you choose? Where should you live? Where are the best places to eat? What do you do in your spare time? Can you take your degree home to practice? The questions are innumerable!
Well, we’re here to help. In order to give you a real, first-person perspective, we decided to feature OzTREKK Student Ambassadors. No one knows what it’s like to live and study in Australia better than our students, so we have asked five OzTREKK students to document their day-to-day life in Australia, their universities and programs, and much more.
What do OzTREKK Ambassadors do?
- Explore Australia, their university, and their program
- Tell an authentic story: not only what studying in Australia is like, but also living, social adventures, and travels
- Raise awareness: you have study options
What is their mission?
- To share their story in their own unique voice
- To show the real side of studying abroad (the good, the bad, the ugly)
- An opportunity for them to document their year
Meet the OzTREKK Ambassadors
Emma Blackwood | Macquarie University Doctor of Medicine
My master degree in public health gave me the opportunity to volunteer abroad in Namibia facilitating health workshops with children. This experience sparked a passion for global health! The unique global focus of the Macquarie MD is what made me choose the program.
Cameron Bowers | Griffith University Doctor of Medicine
Deciding to apply to medical school in Australia felt right for me. I’ve always loved travel and I am deeply passionate about global healthcare. The lessons I learned going to university outside of my home country were far more diverse than I could have ever hoped. I know the same will be true for my education and life in Australia. Griffith University’s Doctor of Medicine program values align with mine and I am confident that they will both support and shape me into the best doctor I can become.
Anthony Caiazzo | University of Queensland Master of Physiotherapy Studies
I chose the UQ physiotherapy program because I love being physically active and also helping other people. Physiotherapy itself combines those two things and it makes my work fulfilling when you see a patient progress to being able to go about living their lives with full mobility and pain free! I chose this university because I think the professors and program itself aligns with how I want to model my practice after.
Kimberly Li | University of Sydney Master of Occupational Therapy
I chose OT because I am passionate about helping individuals gain function in day to day tasks and promoting participation in meaningful activities. In my final year of my undergrad, UBC was ranked 4th for sports-related subjects and USyd was ranked 1st in the QS World University Rankings.
Josh Walt | University of Melbourne Doctor of Medicine
I chose my program because the medical program at the University of Melbourne is a world renowned institution keeping my options as an international student open, whether it be remaining in Australia, or returning to North America to complete my residency.
Now that we’ve introduced our ambassadors, stay tuned on the OzTREKK Blog for their stories, and on Instagram and Facebook! Visit the OzTREKK Ambassadors page to follow them on their journey!