OzTREKK Orientation at the University of Sydney
On Sunday, January 18, we welcomed our OzTREKK students who just began their studies at Sydney Dental School or Sydney Medical School. As usual, the Aussie weather was phenomenal!
To start off the beautiful day, everyone enjoyed an OzTREKK welcome breakfast at St. John’s College on the University of Sydney campus, followed by a campus tour and the popular OzTREKK Shuttle. Need groceries? Need a cell phone? Need to look for an apartment? Need to find something? We are there to “shuttle” you around!
In 2009, OzTREKK began the popular and extremely helpful OzTREKK Orientations, which are held in Australia at your Australian university campus prior to the commencement of your studies, and your journey.
What are the OzTREKK Orientations, you may ask? Well, the Orientations are in place to make sure that you are well prepared, organized and ready to tackle your studies and get the most of your time in Australia and overseas.
Basic, right? Well, picture yourself arriving in a new country. You have just flown for 24 hours. You are jet-lagged. You are in an unfamiliar place, and you don’t know anyone! You become lonely and homesick. You check Facebook and see that all your friends back home are having a great time and you miss them and your family.
You would be amazed at how many students arrive in Australia, move in to their accommodations, and rarely leave their rooms. Why? Because they don’t know anyone.
Well, don’t worry. As part of the OzTREKK Orientations, we host a welcome breakfast, lunch or dinner—a great way to meet other new Canadian students, so that you can establish a network and friends right away. It’s also a great way to meet upper-year Canadians who can show you the ropes and share their experiences with you so that you know what to expect.
We wish all OzTREKK students the very best! We are so glad we had the opportunity to meet you!