OzTREKK Ambassadors

Get real, first-person perspectives from OzTREKK students, and follow them on their journeys!

Meet Our OzTREKK Ambassadors

Who better to help future students learn about studying in Australia or New Zealand than… well… current students?

These Canadians applied through OzTREKK and are now enrolled in their dream programs in Australia.

Keep an eye on OzTREKK’s TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube Shorts because these influencers are making videos each month to show you what studying in Australia is really like!

  • How do you find a place to live in Australia?
  • How do you study for dental school exams?
  • Where should you go in Australia when you’re on break?
  • How do you check a patient’s vital signs?

They’ll share their best tips, tricks, and personal stories for all these topics, plus more!

Have a special request for a video? Drop us a line at [email protected] or DM us on Instagram and we’ll see what we can do. We look forward to hearing from you!


oztrekk student rahat
University: James Cook University
Program: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Started: February 2022
Instagram: @medwithsheikh

Hi, everyone! I love travelling, photography/cinematography, and storytelling. I love adventure and am a huge fan of snowboarding and sports like volleyball, football, basketball, and Formula 1. I also don’t know how to shut up and am always down for a conversation with anyone and everyone!

Why study in Australia, you ask? Well, you’ll get a phenomenal education while also being able to meet new people from all walks of life. There’s always something to do, whether it’s going for hikes or just having a good time with friends in and out of the city. The people here are amazing—and they make it all worthwhile. Everything is very relaxed, and the coffee culture is amazing!

Career-wise, Australia has a very similar health system to Canada and there are tons of opportunities to specialize/obtain further training in whatever discipline of medicine interests you.

Shahab and Paige

oztrekk students Shahab and Paige
University: University of Queensland
Program: Doctor of Medicine
Started: January 2023
Instagram: @mdcuriosity

Hey all, it’s Shahab and Paige, UQ MD students!

OzTREKK did help and continues to help us with everything from gathering documents, submitting our applications to the unis, communicating with international admissions to tips and tricks about our move Down Under, daily life in Oz, and not getting distracted by the most fabulous beaches ever (oh, yeah!).

OzTREKK always has our backs. We’re here to make sure you know everything about their amazing services, lest you miss any!

Hi! My name is Ore and I’ll be going into my second year of studying dentistry at Griffith University in 2023!

I decided to pursue dentistry in junior high after receiving orthodontic treatment. My experience as a patient showed me how dentistry combines my passions for the arts, sciences, business, and healthcare! When I was presented with the opportunity to start a dental degree right after high school, moving to Australia was a no-brainer (and of course, the weather was a big plus)!

In my free time, I like to write poetry, draw, make music, and lift heavy things (weights) and put them back down.


oztrekk student Alec
University: University of Queensland
Program: Doctor of Medicine
Started: January 2022
Instagram: @aleccfuturemd
TikTok: @a.d.h.d.md

My name is Alec and I attend the Doctor of Medicine program at the University of Queensland as part of the class of 2025.

I obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Guelph and have a strong interest in the field of psychiatry.

Outside school, I love exploring the many parklands of Queensland, and finding new cafés in the search for the best flat white.


oztrekk student darcie
University: University of Queensland
Program: Master of Physiotherapy Studies
Started: November 2021
Instagram: @darcie_14
TikTok: @darcie_rose14

Hi, I’m Darcie. I’m from a small town in northern Alberta. I am currently in the Master of Physiotherapy Studies program (class of 2023) at the University of Queensland.

In my spare time, I love to go out and enjoy nature or find a good bite to eat!

Becoming an Ambassador

Would you describe yourself as outgoing and charismatic? Are you great on camera and passionate about your studies?

If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a great ambassador for OzTREKK, we’d love to hear from you. We’re interested to hear from OzTREKKers at any stage—from those in the application process to those already in Oz!

Apply to be an OzTREKK ambassador!