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Friday, October 20th, 2017

Unlimited options: What would you like to study in Australia?

OzTREKK Blog: by Admissions Officer Heather Brown

As the admissions officer for undergraduate and postgraduate programs here at OzTREKK, I have learned about some awesome program options available to students!

Did you know that there are genetic counselling degrees available? Are you passionate about underwater archaeology? Have you always wanted to learn more about marine biology and study it in an awesome climate? These are all great choices for students to consider and our Australian university partners are always looking for Canadians to apply. Also, studying these programs in Oz may give you a competitive edge with unique placement opportunities that are not available here in Canada.

Whether you want to apply to unique or typical programs, studying an undergrad or postgrad program would be exciting if you have the opportunity to live in and travel Australia! Here are some of my favourites!

Unlimited options: What would you like to study in Australia?

Study environmental sciences at an Australian university!

Master of Integrated Water Management

The Master of Integrated Water Management at the University of Queensland is one of the few courses in the world that takes a truly transdisciplinary, integrated approach to water management in both developed and developing country contexts. What makes this degree so interesting is that it is co-badged and co-delivered by leading industry practitioners and lecturers from International WaterCentre’s founding member universitiesUniversity of Queensland, Monash University, Griffith University, and the University of Western Australia—all OzTREKK Australian university partners, btw.

The Master of Integrated Water Management creates water leaders by drawing on international teaching and research from many fields to provide a whole-of-water-cycle approach. Students get the skills to consider the impacts of decisions systemically across environment, politics, law, science, culture, engineering, economics, health and society.

Oh yeah, and they have scholarships for this.

Program: Master of Integrated Water Management
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Duration: 2 years
Next available intake: February 2019

Apply to the UQ Master of Integrated Water Management!

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Master of Genetic Counselling

The University of Melbourne’s 2-year Master of Genetic Counselling is designed to build and increase skills and breadth in clinical practice and research, utilising the expertise of tutors who are clinicians, genetic counsellors, scientists, people with a disability and community members. The program teaches counselling skills, research skills and clinical genetics knowledge in small interactive student groups.

Program: Master of Genetic Counselling
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Duration: 1.5 years
Semester intake: February
Application deadline: November 29, 2017

Apply to the University of Melbourne Master of Genetic Counselling degree!

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Master of Science in Marine Biology and Ecology

James Cook University is the leading education and research institution for marine biology in the Tropics. JCU’s location allows students and research staff ready access to a wide variety of tropical marine systems including coral reefs, tropical estuaries, mangrove habitats and seagrass beds. Links between research and teaching programs ensure that students are at the cutting edge of marine research.

Program: Master of Science (Marine Biology and Ecology)
Location: Townsville, Queensland
Duration: 1.5 years
Semester intakes: February and July
Application deadline: Candidates are encouraged to apply a minimum of three months prior to the program start date.

Apply to the Master of Science at James Cook University!

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If you are interested in applying to an undergraduate or postgraduate degree that’s beyond the “ordinary,” email me at heather@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355—I’m here to help!

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Shannon’s favourite vegetarian restaurants in Australia

OzTREKK Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston has been a vegetarian since 1999, and when she travels to Australia, she likes to discover some of the best vegetarian restaurants in the places she visits.

Shannon's favourite vegetarian restaurants in Australia

Yes, you can have a vegetarian Aussie barbecue!

Whether you’re a vegetarian, a vegan, or a proud meat eater, Australia offers a huge variety of restaurant styles and cuisine! You didn’t choose to study in Australia because you wanted to sit indoors and eat frozen pizza and hot dogs, right?

While famous for their insanely delicious coffee, Australia is also home to many “healthy lifestyle” eateries, and I’ve made a list of some I think you should check out!

Trippy Taco in St Kilda, Victoria
Vegan Mexican? Yes, please. Even though I am not a vegan, this place is great as it can make anything into a vegan option if you should so choose! Cuisine includes tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, breakfast burritos and Nutella and banana in a flour tortilla. Yum. Beverages are Inca cola and beverages imported from Central and South America, Mexican beer and mixed drinks.

Lafew Teahouse and Kombucha Bar in Lismore, New South Wales
This is a great little community-based tea house. Menu includes great salads, soups, teas, nut milks and blended drinks, kombucha, acai blends, raw desserts, organic coffee and chai latte. Has gluten-free options, and holds workshops!

OM Vegan Kitchen in Surry Hills, New South Wales
How about relaxing by Harmony Park? The OM Vegan Kitchen offers a daily self-serve lunch buffet, plus guilt-free desserts, organic shakes and smoothies.  Cuisine includes vegan, Indian, international, organic, Western, buffet, Mediterranean, take-out, and fusion—which means you have a ton of options!

PingAn Veggie Time in Brisbane, Queensland
The first Thai vegan restaurant in Brisbane (Clayfield) run by a veggie family! Offers vegan versions of Thai favorites such as tom yum soup, Thai curries, pad Thai noodles, chili basil stir fried, salads. There are even a number of vegan and gluten-free meal options.

So there you have it—now you don’t have any excuses to settle for boring hamburgers and pizza!

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Find out more about studying law in Australia!

Friday, October 13th, 2017

OzTREKK Australian Law Schools Seminars

Want to study law but unsure of your options? Do you have questions about admissions, program structures, accreditation, practicing in Canada? Join OzTREKK for the upcoming Australian Law Schools Seminars and get the answers to your questions. Everyone is welcome to attend. Seating is limited, so be sure to register.

OzTREKK Australian Law Schools Seminars

Don’t forget to register!

University of Toronto Mississauga
Date: October 16, 2017
Time: 3 – 5 p.m.
RSVP – See you soon!

Ryerson University
Date: October 17, 2017
Time: 12:30 – 2 p.m.
RSVP – See you soon!

The following Australian Law Schools offer either a graduate-entry LLB or JD:

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For information about about law degrees offered in Australia, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com or call (toll free in Canada) at 1-866-698-7355.

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving, OzTREKKers

Like most of you, OzTREKK staff members will be with family and friends, and enjoying a Thanksgiving feast with our families.

The OzTREKK office will be closed, Monday, October 9 for the Thanksgiving holiday, and will reopen on Tuesday, October 10.

Sydney Dental School

OzTREKK office will be closed this Monday, Oct. 9

Some things we at OzTREKK are thankful for, in no particular order:

  • My sister. She makes me laugh. If she was to read this (which she won’t), she would say, “James, stop.”
  • Coffee
  • My family, of course.
  • Insatiable creativity and warm weather that extends well into fall
  • My two beautiful boys
  • The positive people in my life
  • My amazing friends and family
  • I am most thankful to live in a country that values differences in opinion, is safe and welcoming to varying cultural backgrounds, and provides accessible health care.
  • Netflix documentaries
  • I am thankful that I’ve been able to share all of the seasonal holidays with my family. It was tough being away for big holidays when I lived in Australia.
  • Those rare nights when I might get a restful sleep (which is not very often).

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We wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

Find out more about Australian universities and about how OzTREKK is “Your Canadian Connection to Study in Australia!” Email info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1 866-698-7355.

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

An interview with a Newcastle Law School professor

You’re heading to the University of Newcastle Law School for the 2018 intake? We’d like you to meet one of your professors!

Meet Newcastle Law School Associate Lecturer Sher Campbell, who specializes in Legal Education, Wellness and the Law, Disruptive Innovation and the Legal World, ADR, and Rural Law.

1. How long have you been teaching at Newcastle Law School?

An interview with a Newcastle Law School professor

Sher Campbell at the NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards 2017 (Photo: UON)

Nearly ten years! I started as Dr John Anderson’s research assistant.

2. How would you describe your typical workday?

Dynamic! It’s like having a wonderful conversation with lots of people. That means by interacting in NewSpace, online or in class.

3. What do you find most enjoyable when teaching students?

I enjoy being with students who have so many possibilities and opportunities in their future. I love their refreshing perspectives, intelligence and their curiosity.

4. What are some of your key interests and hobbies?

Travelling and visiting art galleries as much as I can. Why? Art is an inspiration for change.

5. If you were studying law in 2017, what advice would you give to students?

Lucky you are studying at the University of Newcastle! We care about you and our aim is to provide you with the foundations for a long, happy and successful life in law.

The world of legal practice is changing. We regularly hear about new technologies that have the potential to remake long-term approaches to practicing law. You are part of an incredible revolution that is changing all of us in terms of how we function and how we do things. It is important to recognise that we are all a part of a new era that will change the justice sector as a whole.

To make sure that I do not fall by the wayside here, I am working with Law and Psychology researchers at the University of Newcastle and the ANU College of Law to reduce breaching of Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVOs) in NSW. We won a pitch tournament as part of the NSW Government Innovation Launch Program securing a grant of $150,000 from NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation to develop a mobile phone application for defendants of ADVOs.

The team is participating in an incubation program run with access to mentors and subject matter experts, education and support, as well as networking opportunities with potential partners and investors. The project will develop a mobile phone application called “Bernie” that will be freely available through lawyers advising respondents in ADVO applications at Newcastle Local Court.

Bernie reinforces practical and legal information given by the lawyers, information that is often forgotten due to heightened anxiety in court. Bernie can be personalised to include appointment reminders and court dates. It also provides useful support contacts, an emergency button for stressful situations, and psycho-social resources.

The team has contracted Mudbath Pty Ltd, a Newcastle-based app developer to develop the app and the program is supported by the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, Department of Finance Services and Innovation and Justice NSW. This technology journey for a baby-boomer has been wonderful and I have learnt so much. I am sure that you all have ideas about this technological and how it will affect your future in a positive way.

Newcastle Law School Webinar

OzTREKK Study Law Abroad Webinars

Find out more about the Study Law Abroad webinars!

Think you may be interested in studying law at the University of Newcastle, but would like more particulars about the program and about how you can come back to Canada to practice? OzTREKK and a Newcastle Law School graduate (and former OzTREKK student!) David Lotimer will be hosting a webinar for anyone interested in studying law in Australia. Join us to learn more about studying law in Australia!

Guest: Meet law graduate David Lotimer
Date: October 12, 2017
Time: 7 p.m. (EDT); 4 p.m. (PDT)

Don’t forget to RSVP for this event.

Newcastle Juris Doctor program

Program: Juris Doctor
Location: Newcastle, New South Wales
Duration: 3 years
Semester intakes: February and July
Application deadline: Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Entry Requirements

Entry to the program is available to students that have successfully completed a 3-year bachelor degree in any discipline other than law, from a recognized institution; or other post-secondary qualification from a recognized institution assessed by the Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor to be equivalent.

Apply to the University of Newcastle Law School!

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Do you have any questions about studying at Newcastle Law School? Email OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com.

Friday, September 29th, 2017

“Getting ready to go to Australia” tips with Meghan

It’s the end of September. There’s a chill in the air (finally), and time is ticking. Pretty soon you’ll be packing your bags and boarding your flight to Australia!

Getting ready to go to Australia

You should also have a beer to celebrate your arrival!

This pre-departure phase can be stressful for some students, so OzTREKK Admissions Coordinator / Australian Veterinary Schools Admissions Officer Meghan Strank has recommendations for all the different stages—from application to arrival.

Before You Go

Once we have processed your application your OzTREKK Admissions Officer will send you an email with the application instructions. Keep this email handy; it provides you with the list of documents required for your application—you can even strike documents off when you have sent them in. It will be a good reference to see what you still need and what you have already done!

Best way to get prepared? Attend events! OzTREKK hosts lots of events throughout the year both in person and via webinars. These events are full of information and opportunities to meet other students. We haven’t finalized all the details yet, but be prepared to attend some amazing in-person meet-and-greet events where you can meet the people who will be studying with you! Don’t worry—your admissions officer will keep you in the loop.

Getting ready to go to Australia tips with Meghan

Flying over Fraser Island

The Trip

How to survive the trip to Oz? If you are like my boyfriend… you sleep, wake up for 15 minutes, take a sleeping pill, and sleep some more. If you are me, you take this opportunity to watch all the TV shows and movies you want.  My suggestion is to bring some on your laptop because if you have luck like I do, you will be in the middle seat and the older lady beside you will fall asleep with her elbow firmly pressed on your volume button and you will not have the heart to wake her up.

When you get to Australia

You need to try a flat white! I had never heard of them before and I wasn’t much of a coffee drinker prior… but they are soo good! (Even my boyfriend, the strict Timmy’s coffee drinker, liked them!)

How to make the most of your experience

Travel! Australia has a lot to offer and it is often a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. See as many things as you can!

Fraser Island is amazing! It has a little bit of everything. There is a runway on the beach and you can fly in a small plane over the island. I highly suggest spending the extra few $ to do this because it was the highlight of my trip!

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Would you like more info about your pre-departure prep? We’ll be hosting several webinars this fall and our in-person events. Stay tuned!

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Questions about Australian law schools? Don’t miss the OzTREKK Study Law Abroad Webinars!

If you’re considering studying law, you know it can be extremely competitive to get into a Canadian law school—and there are very few places available. Not being offered a coveted place often forces some students to rethink their career goals. For others, it just makes them more determined: they begin to look at other options, like studying law abroad.

Questions about Australian law schools? Don't miss the OzTREKK Study Law Abroad Webinars!

Don’t forget to register for the upcoming law webinars!

Australian law schools have made a name for themselves in the world rankings arena, many of them placing in the top 50 in the world—and trust us when we say that means something, because there are hundreds of law schools in the world. But studying law in Australia raises a whole new crop of questions: What are the admissions requirements? Do I need the LSAT? What about the NCA exams? What about articling? What happens when I want to practice in Canada?

To help answer these questions and more, OzTREKK has organised three Study Law Abroad webinars.

We know you can’t always attend an in-person seminar, so we’re bringing an Australian law school alum, a current student, and an Australian law school faculty member to you! During the following webinars, you can find out more about what it’s really like to study law in Australia: getting adjusted, campus life, student groups, law program structures, graduating—and of course, practicing in Canada.

OzTREKK Study Law Abroad Webinar Schedule

Bond University Law School

Guest: Meet current Bond JD student Ryan Fedoruk
Date: October 4, 2017
Time: 7 p.m. (EDT); 4 p.m. (PDT)

University of Newcastle Law School

Guest: Meet law graduate David Lotimer
Date: October 12, 2017
Time: 7 p.m. (EDT); 4 p.m. (PDT)

Griffith University Law School

Guest: Meet Griffith Law Deputy Head of School Therese Wilson & current student Stephanie Ostrowski (TBC)
Date: October 18, 2017
Time: 7 p.m. (EDT); 4 p.m. (PDT)

Please be sure to RSVP for one or all of these upcoming webinars!

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If you would like more information about these webinars and about law degrees offered in Australia, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com  or call (toll free in Canada) at 1-866-698-7355.

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

How to spot a scholarship scam

As Canadians, we know there are limited university spots available for degrees like medicine, dentistry, and law, and fewer places available for rehabilitation sciences programs like physiotherapy and speech pathology. So what do students do?

While some may give up on their dreams of becoming a doctor, others decide to apply to universities outside Canada, like Australia. If you’ve considered studying abroad, you know that international student fees don’t come cheap, and finding a way to fund your studies can become an insurmountable obstacle. For some, this is a mountain of a deal-breaker. For others, this is merely a tiny molehill.

How to spot a scholarship scam

Too good to be true?

If you’re the latter, you already know about getting a student line of credit. Some major Canadian banks do approve lines of credit for Canadians studying internationally. The drawback to getting a loan is the “paying it back” part. This is where scholarships come in. Some Australian universities automatically assess you for an international scholarship based on your program choice and your GPA; others require you to apply. There are also other sources of scholarships, depending on your location and credentials, and there are also people out there looking to scam you.

The best way to guard yourself from a scholarship scam is to know how they work. As the saying goes, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Here are some examples of some “fishy” scam tactics:

Scholarship is open to everyone! – Um, no. Scholarships are almost always available to those applying to a specific program or faculty—those applicants usually have great grades and great references, or a specific background.

You have to pay them – It’s like a young girl dreaming of becoming a model: the modelling agency is dying to work with her, but the girl has to pay for her entire portfolio. Pffft. Professional companies don’t work like that. Whenever you are applying for a scholarship, never send money or pay an application fee. You should not have to send money to an organisation to get a scholarship. If they are asking for money “up front,” fuhgeddaboudit.

Application is too easy – Many legitimate scholarships require a personal statement or short essay, plus official transcripts, plus references.

Loan fees required asap – Legit loan companies will add fees to your loan balance, which you will repay over time.

“Guarantees” – There are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. Don’t trust anyone who advertises that they will guarantee to get you a scholarship. Again, many of these companies will ask for a fee and may even offer a money-back guarantee, but will never get you a scholarship. Buh-bye.

Official-sounding titles that make you go hmmm – Titles with words like “national” and “official” should make you hesitate. They may be trying to sound official to cover up the scam.

No photos or proof of former winners – Can’t see any student photos or reviews or university references? Might be a scam—unless it’s brand new. Be aware.

Contact them – This is the easiest way to determine if the scholarship is a scam. They should freely post contact information, including phone number, email address, and physical address because they have nothing to hide! Real companies will be glad to have you contact them and scam organisations won’t.

Get references –  This is when you Google the crap out of the company. As your Canadian university if they’ve heard about it.

Where should you look?

There are several Canadian websites listing scholarships for students. Check out the following:

OzTREKK Community Leaders Scholarship

All OzTREKK students are eligible to apply, regardless of their program of interest. If you have applied to an Australian university via OzTREKK, you are eligible to apply for the OzTREKK Community Leaders Scholarship.

Here’s the breakdown:

  • Tell us how you’ve shown leadership in your community.
  • Why are you inspired to study in Australia?
  • Who are you? Show us your personality!

Scholarship timeline

Applications open: July 25, 2017
Applications close: November 8, 2017*
2018 Winner announced: December 2017 (date to be finalized)

*Please note late applications will not be considered.

How do you apply?

Applicants must submit a video explaining why they should be considered for the scholarship. We encourage you to be creative and tell us about yourself! Videos must be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo (or any other platform that can be accessed by OzTREKK via a link). It must not require log-in or a password. The video must be no more than 2 minutes in length.

Applicants may also submit a max. 1-page personal statement that explains your community leadership; however, this is not mandatory.

Applicants must submit video link (and letter, if desired) to scholarship@oztrekk.com by 5 p.m. EST, Wednesday, November 8, 2017.

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Do you have questions about finding scholarships or about studying in Australia? Contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or 1-866-698-7355.

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

A perfect day spent on the Gold Coast

From 2013–2015 the opportunity and privilege to live in the Gold Coast. I moved to Australia in January 2013 with my fiancé who was completing his law degree at Bond University.

Over the next few years I learned how to adjust to a new city and new surroundings (it took me about three months to feel settled). Once the home sickness feelings went away I began to enjoy being able to go to new restaurants, go on hikes and enjoy the time that I had in this city, which I knew would eventually come to an end.

A perfect day spent in the Gold Coast

January 2013, my first week in Australia and first time at Bond University. Little did I know that a year later I would begin my career in education in the building behind me.

Over my time in Australia I visited the most beautiful cities, travelled to Asia multiple times, and went to the best music festivals and sporting events. However, in this blog I want to talk about my ideal day in the Gold Coast, the city that I called home. If I was to return and soak everything in again my day would look something like this….

6:15 a.m. – Wake up and get a flat white at one of the independent coffee chains found near the sea wall

The coffee culture in Australia is amazing. You will not find many coffee chains around, as there is a huge demand for authentic coffee. A flat white is slowly emerging in Canada, but it has been around Australia for years. It is the happy medium between a latte and an Americano misto.

6:30 a.m. – Begin your walk along the sea wall to watch the sunrise

A perfect day spent in the Gold Coast

Don’t miss a Surfers Paradise sunrise

This isn’t just any sunrise, this is a sunrise that you will want to wake up at 6 in the morning to see. The sun rises over the ocean and completely transforms the sky into cotton-candy-coloured clouds. The seawall in the Gold Coast stretches for 52 km.

9 a.m. – Head to Q1 for a buffet breakfast and views

Okay, so this breakfast is bomb, but the views are next level. Q1 is the sixth tallest residential building in the world and the tallest building in the southern hemisphere. Through its ceiling-to-floor windows you will get a 360°-view of the Gold Coast. Enough said.

11 a.m. – Go to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Everyone comes to Australia with a goal to hold a koala and touch a kangaroo. You can do both here! When you go to the kangaroo sanctuary you will see maybe 50 kangaroos jumping around—but mostly sleeping.

A perfect day spent in the Gold Coast

Q1’s SkyPoint Observation deck views are incredible!

1 p.m. – Get lunch in Burleigh Heads

A 10-minute walk from Palm Beach is the little town of Burleigh Heads. It has a ton of restaurants and again, beautiful oceanfront patios on which you can relax and enjoy.

3 p.m. – Relax in Palm Beach

And just a 10-minute walk from Burleigh Heads is Palm Beach. It has been voted the cleanest beach in Australia for two years in a row. You can paddleboard or kayak here.

5 p.m. – Drive/bus/tram to Pacific Fair Shopping Center for shopping

Pacific Center has been completely renovated since I left and is now the most beautiful mall I’ve ever seen! Since it’s sunny in the Gold Coast 90% of the year, they have the ability to set up most of their stores outside. Each food outlet has their own outdoor space, so even a fast-food spot feels very posh and classy.

A perfect day spent in the Gold Coast

Visit the roos at Currumbin!

8 p.m. – Have dinner and drinks at Vapiano

This was the place I took all my friends to when they visited me. It’s an Italian restaurant with amazing pasta and pizza, but with a very modern vibe. The patio overlooks Surfers Paradise so it’s a really fun place to people watch and have some drinks. Everyone I took here still talks about it to this day.

That’s a wrap!

I’m always available to chat to anyone who will be relocating to the Gold Coast or just plans to visit during their stay in Australia. I love the country so much and I know you will find something in Australia that speaks to you and makes the whole experience extremely worthwhile.

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Want to get in touch with Kati for more info about moving to Australia, or even just to swap Australia stories? Email her at kati@oztrekk.com.

Friday, September 15th, 2017

A new student’s guide to activities in Sydney, Australia

Calling all University of Sydney and Macquarie University  students—no wait—all of you who are heading to Australia to study!

A new student’s guide to activities in Sydney, Australia

OzTREKK Eastern Territory Manager John Graham

Getting into the pre-departure phase of your “Study in Australia” journey can be slightly overwhelming: accepting your offer, getting a visa, booking your flight, finding accommodation—all of these things are currently at the forefront of your mind.

What comes next? Well, usually it’s concern about finding your way around campus, getting settled in classes, and making new friends. But OzTREKK’s John Graham reminds us that there is a lot more to “study in Australia” than just studying.

While this blog is targeted to everyone headed to Sydney, New South Wales, it’s also for anyone keen to take advantage of their school breaks, and we’ve had many OzTREKK students write to us about their Australian travel adventures! Here, John outlines a few of his favourite places in Sydney that you should check out:

Beach: Palm Beach

Palm Beach—a no-brainer

Palm Beach is located one hour north of Sydney and used at the set for the hit Australian TV series Home and Away. The beach is located on a long peninsula with a beautiful hike to Barrenjoey Lighthouse at the northern tip, the South Pacific Ocean to the east, and a small harbour know as Pittwater to the west.

Park: Pool in Prince Alfred Park

Prince Alfred Park and its massive pool

Prince Alfred Park is an amazing community space in the heart of Sydney. Its location is easily accessible as it is a 10-minute walk from Central Station. The park is home to basketball and tennis courts, an open-air workout area and lots of green space; however, the most important feature is the public pool to help you stay cool during the hot Sydney summers.

Food: Spice Alley – Kensington Street

Spice Alley on Kensington—yum!

Spice Alley is a unique open-air dining experience comprising six “hawker style” eateries that weave though a back alley and host tables beneath Asian lanterns. The prices in Spice Alley are very reasonable and this neat location is within walking distance of the University of Sydney campus and Central Station.

Bar: Soda Factory

Soda Factory

Soda Factory is one of the most famous speakeasy bars in Sydney. That being said, those interested have to be sure to keep their eyes peeled. The bar is hidden behind a Coca-Cola machine in an American-style hot dog joint. But on the other side you find a busy bar with a bare-bones industrial style and a happenin’ dance floor.

Entertainment: Sydney Football Club “football” match (soccer)

Sydney FC is a professional soccer team that plays in the top division in Australia. Their stadium holds more than 45,000 spectators and is located a short distance from the CBD in Moore Park. Some of the most exciting nights at Allianz Stadium are when they are playing their arch rivals, the Western Sydney Wanderers. Fans who want a true experience should also be sure to stop by one of the local pubs to have a beer with local Aussie fans before the game.

At a Sydney FC match at Allianz Stadium

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Think you might like to study in Australia? Do you have a program or an Australian university in mind? Contact us info@oztrekk.com for more information!