Meet our 2021 OzTREKK Student Ambassadors!

8 February 2021

Are you ready to meet our newest OzTREKK Student Ambassadors?

If you’re considering applying to an Australian university, you know you have a lot to think about: Which university and program should you choose? How do you meet new friends? What do you do in your spare time? Can you take your degree home to practice? The questions are innumerable!

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Learn more about OzTREKK’s student ambassadors!

Well, we’re here to help. In order to give you a real, first-person perspective, we are proud to feature OzTREKK Student Ambassadors.

Who are the OzTREKK Ambassadors?

No one knows what it’s like to live and study in Australia (or online for the time being) better than our students, so we have asked a few OzTREKK students to document their day-to-day life, their universities and programs, and much more!

Follow OzTREKK on Instagram to catch all of their stories!

What do OzTREKK Ambassadors do?

  • Show you what it’s really like to study an Australian program
  • Share the highs and lows in and outside of the classroom (you know what they say, all work and no play…. 😉 )
  • Answer your questions! They’re excited to chat with you on Instagram

Ready to meet your 2021 OzTREKK Student Ambassadors?

That’s a trick question—of course you are!

Emma B
University: Macquarie University
Program: Doctor of Medicine
Current Year: Started third year in February 2021
Why study in Australia? Honestly, sometimes it feels like Australia kind of chose me. OzTREKK and Macquarie Uni kind of came into my life just as I started to consider med school abroad and consider global health as a focus for my future career. But the logic I tell myself, to convince myself it wasn’t a spur of the moment “why not” decision is that when I came around to thinking I would study abroad I also had to be happy to live abroad potentially longer than my degree. The Australian healthcare system is very solid and fairly accessible to all people, and the AUD usually hovers near CAD so I know exactly how far my budget will go! But the romantic in me still thinks there was just a pull from Aus, and I just had to follow my heart—hasn’t let me down yet!
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Jacqueline & Levi A
University: Griffith University
Program: Doctor of Medicine
Current Year: Started second year in January 2021
Why study in Australia? Levi and I were in the unique position of applying to medical schools as a couple. Australia was a fantastic option because we were both valued as competitive applicants in several schools. On top of that, we were searching for a world-class medical education to launch our medical careers. Starting medicine is a huge life change! We figured, if we were going to move across the world, we may as well move to somewhere with beautiful beaches, a city with a very similar culture to our hometowns, and a city renowned for its delicious brunch and coffee. Looking back on our first year in Australia, and all that we and the world have been through, we couldn’t be more grateful for our decision.
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Dilpreet M
University: Griffith University
Program: Doctor of Medicine
Current Year: Started first year in January 2021
Why study in Australia? The global context offered by studying abroad may be challenging, but has a lot of affordances that may aid my future practice. I am excited to delve into a new adventure that is dually productive as well as self-explorative (not to mention, geographically explorative)! While Australia is a great deal similar to Canada, it is also different, so having some sense of familiarity, not just in terms of societal culture but also in terms of the medical context, is practical and reassuring that my education is going to be worth it!
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Alex M
University: James Cook University
Program: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Current Year: Started second year in February 2021
Why study in Australia? After finishing up high school I wanted a direct-entry medical program. Canada does not offer it, so I went for the next best thing: Australia. The medical school program in Canada is extremely difficult and I knew logically speaking I wouldn’t be able to fulfill my dreams of being a doctor that way, so I used another route. Another great reason? The weather (ha ha!). Canada’s a little too cold for my liking, so I really enjoy the nice hot beaches in Australia.
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Tyler N
University: The University of Sydney
Program: Doctor of Dental Medicine
Current Year: Started fourth year in January 2021
Why study in Australia? I applied on a whim because upon researching I discovered I was actually a competitive applicant, but when I got the acceptance from USyd, this muggle couldn’t say no to Hogwarts. Coming from Canada, a year-round vacation spot sounds lovely as well!
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Hannah P
University: The University of Melbourne
Program: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Current Year: Started second year in February 2021
Why study in Australia? I chose to study in Australia because I wanted a world-class education while creating an adventure for myself with new lifelong friends. Australia has everything from oceans to mountains and the very best range of animals to learn from in the world.
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Coming up…

Now that we’ve introduced our ambassadors, stay tuned on the OzTREKK News page for their stories, and on Instagram and Facebook!

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