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Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

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!

Meet the OzTREKK Student Ambassadors!

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.

Coming up…

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!

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Please let us know if you have any questions! Contact us at ambassadors@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355.

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Sydney Medicine and Dentistry Info Sessions

Have you ever considered studying medicine or dentistry at the University of Sydney in Australia? How can studying in Australia advance your career?

Sydney Medicine & Dentistry Seminars

Don’t forget to save your spot!

Join OzTREKK and the University of Sydney for the upcoming Sydney Medicine & Dentistry Seminars to discover more about your study options.

During these casual info sessions, you will have the opportunity to speak with the deans of Sydney Medicine and Sydney Dentistry, and will learn more about why the University of Sydney is one of the top universities in the world.

Enjoy refreshments, speak with University of Sydney medicine and dentistry alumni! Learn more about what happens after graduation and the accreditation process so you can practice in Canada!

You have questions—we aim to answer!

Sydney Medicine & Dentistry Seminars

University of Toronto
Date: February 4, 2019
Time: 5 p.m.
RSVP here!

Western University
Date: February 5, 2019
Time: 5 p.m.
RSVP here!

University of Alberta
Meet a Sydney medicine and a Sydney dentistry alum at this event!
Date: February 6, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m.
RSVP here!

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Learn more about studying medicine or dentistry at Sydney Uni! Please let us know if you have questions about these information sessions! Contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

 

Friday, January 25th, 2019

Further your education — find out how at a Study in Australia Fair next week!

Have you been thinking about studying medicine in Australia? Are you curious about dentistryphysiotherapy, or law? What about entry requirements and the accreditation process for your program of interest? Come visit us next week to find out everything you need to know about studying in Australia.

OzTREKK Study in Australia Fairs begin next week!

See you at the OzTREKK Study in Australia Fairs!

Chat with Australian university representatives at our Winter Study in Australia Fairs! Find out how you can further your education at a world-class Australian university—and then take your degree home to practice in Canada.

Study in Australia – Practice in Canada!

Hilton Toronto
Location: Carmichael Room
Date: Sunday, January 27, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Don’t miss these Breakout Info Sessions in the Varley Room!

  • Medical Licensing @ 10:30 a.m.
  • Medicine Alumni Q&A Panel @ 11:30 a.m.
  • CIBC – Financing Your Studies @ 12:30 p.m.
  • Law Alumni Q&A Panel @ 1:30 p.m.

Western University
Location: UCC Atrium
Date: Monday, January 28, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

University of Guelph
Location: Uni Centre, Courtyard
Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Wilfrid Laurier University
Location: Campus Centre, Concourse
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

University of Calgary
Location: MacEwan Centre, Food Court
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

University of Alberta
Location: Students’ Union Building, Food Court
Date: Friday, February 1, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Vancouver Sheraton Wall Centre
Location: Galiano Room
Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Don’t miss these Breakout Info Sessions in the Granville Room!

  • Medicine Info Session @ 11 a.m.
  • CIBC – Financing Your Studies @ 12 p.m.
  • Rehab Sciences Alumni Q&A Panel @ 1 p.m.

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Would you like more information about our upcoming Study in Australia Fairs? Please contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll-free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

Rehab sciences applications are now open!

Are you interested in studying physiotherapy? Occupational therapy? Chiropractic?

Rehab sciences applications are now open!

Learn how to apply!

You’ve come to the right place, because physio, OT, and chiro apps are open! And if you’re wondering why we continue to urge our students to apply early…. the answer is simple: some universities begin assessing applications early in the year, and those programs tend to fill before the deadline. Plus, some programs are starting in May/July or September/November 2019, and those deadlines are quickly approaching!

When you apply through OzTREKK, we will add you to our Rehab Sciences group so you will always be kept up to date regarding application deadlines, admissions requirements, program-specific webinars, OzTREKK and university in-person events, and much more!

How it works

We are here to support you throughout your entire journey—from application to arrival—for free. Extra bonus? Most of our Australian university partners waive their application fee for OzTREKK students.

And because we love to make our students smile, this year we’re giving away a GoPro HERO7 & Adventure Kit. Your name will be entered into the draw if you apply before February 15.

What does it take to get in?

Are your grades competitive? Do you have the right prerequisites? Register now for our upcoming webinar on Thursday, January 24 at 3 p.m. EST to learn more about what it takes to get in to each program.

Have any questions? Let us know! Email OzTREKK’s Rehabilitation Sciences Admissions Officer Lindsay Rewi at lindsay.rewi@oztrekk.com.

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

What’s it really like to be an international student studying Sydney dentistry?

We know student reviews are important to help you decide if a program or university is right for you. Reviews are also a great source of info to find out what it’s really like as an international student studying in Australia.

Former OzTREKK student Yasmin has been recently featured in a University of Sydney video, where she shares her thoughts about being an international student studying the Doctor of Dental Medicine in Australia.

Sydney dentistry student
Former OzTREKK student Yasmin Samiee

“I chose to study at the University of Sydney because the university and its dental school are ranked among the top fifty in the world for academic excellence. I was also drawn to the calibre of research and educational opportunities, which involves placements and service in under-served communities around Australia.

“I am grateful that we have been able to apply theoretical knowledge into practice so early in the course. By our third week of classes, we had already begun practicing dentistry on plastic models in our simulation clinic. Not only have we greatly improved our manual dexterity, we have become proficient and confident as clinicians. There is a strong sense of responsibility and ownership that accompanies this level of autonomy.” 

Find out what Yasmin has to say about adjusting to the Australian way of life in the video below:

Doctor of Dental Medicine at Sydney Dentistry School

The Sydney Dentistry’s four-year, full-time, graduate-entry Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) course offers you the opportunity to develop skills through practice-based learning and will expose you to new dental technologies and research. The DMD will educate you to draw on evidence to treat patients effectively and respond to the changing oral health needs of the community.

Program: Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales 
Semester intake: February each year
Duration: 4 years

Apply to the University of Sydney Dental School!

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Would you like to learn more about
Sydney Dentistry? Please contact OzTREKK’s Dentistry Admissions Officer Alexa Graham at alexa@oztrekk.com. We’re here to help!

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Students rank JCU Pharmacy best in Australia

Did you know pharmacy students have ranked James Cook University’s (JCU) Bachelor of Pharmacy the best in Australia? JCU, which achieved a nearly 93% satisfaction rating for its overall education experience, is one of four universities to achieve a five-star rating (top 20% of universities) for overall excellence in the latest Good Universities Guide.

JCU Pharmacy

Learn more about studying at JCU Pharmacy

In second place was Curtin University (88.5%), followed by University of Queensland (87.4%) and University of Newcastle.

Here are 10 other key results (Australia):

  • JCU also topped the field for learner engagement, teaching quality and student support.
  • Newcastle achieved 100% student satisfaction for learning resources.
  • Griffith University is tops for skills development. Newcastle, New England and Tasmania were the other universities in the top four in this category
  • Charles Sturt University, the University of Tasmania and the Queensland University of Technology boast a 100% graduate employment rate. The median national (Australia) employment rate for pharmacists 95.6%.
  • Pharmacy graduates have better full-time employment prospects than most university graduates. Across all universities and study disciplines, the median employment rate is 70.6%.
  • The median starting salary of $43,800 AUD for pharmacy undergraduates is below the median $58,000 for all university graduates.
  • Undergraduates from two universities earned more than the median salary­­: the University of Tasmania ($50,900 AUD) and the University of Sydney ($45,300 AUD).
  • The median starting salary for postgraduate pharmacists is $62,600 AUD.
  • There are 7,049 undergraduate pharmacy students, 2,131 postgraduate students and 1,603 international students (that’s you!).

JCU Bachelor of Pharmacy

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy
Location: Townsville, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by the university to submit their applications before the end of September for the February intake.

Entry Requirements

Applicants to the program are required to have completed their high school diploma. Applicants should have completed Grade 12 English, Chemistry, and Math to meet program prerequisites.

If you have commenced or completed a university degree or any post-secondary studies, your most recent studies will be assessed in terms of your grades. If you have not completed the necessary prerequisite subjects in your post-secondary studies, your high school transcripts will then be assessed for prerequisite subjects.

Apply to JCU Pharmacy School!

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Do you have questions about JCU Pharmacy School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Admissions Officer Charlynn Lecompte at charlynn@oztrekk.com.

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Get ready for your OzTREKK Predeparture Meet & Greet!

Get ready for your OzTREKK Predeparture Meet & Greet!

Getting ready to study in Australia? We got your back.

When we talk about predeparture preparation, we’re talking about the whole kit and caboodle: understanding your offer letter, learning about OSHC, student visas, money, accommodation options, travel… and more!

We also know that you are about to fly around the globe to the other side of the planet, and while this is an exciting time in your life, it’s also a bit stressful.

OzTREKK Predeparture Meet & Greets

Don’t miss the OzTREKK Predeparture Meet & Greets!

Cue OzTREKK.

To help alleviate as much stress as we can, last year we decided to “upgrade” our predeparture services by making our in-person events as rewarding as possible!

So what does this mean for you?

In a few short weeks, you will be an international student in Australia. An OzTREKK Predeparture Meet & Greet will guide you through the final steps as you prepare to live and study in Australia. It is also a great opportunity to meet other students who will be at your university and in your program (aka future roommates)! Whether you have already accepted your offer, will be doing so in the next couple of weeks, or are yet to meet the conditions of your offer, you are invited to attend.

OzTREKK in-person Predeparture Meet & Greets

Toronto: Saturday, November 3
Calgary: Saturday, November 11
Vancouver: Saturday, November 13

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Don’t forget: You can get useful predeparture tips on the OzTREKK Boarding Pass!  If you have not yet received your invitation to attend an upcoming Meet & Greet, please contact your OzTREKK admissions officer or call 1-866-698-7355. See you soon!

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Deakin University continues to rise in global subject rankings

Deakin University’s success in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject, released recently, showcases the university’s continuing rise across a broad range of study areas.

Photo by Dan Murphy - www.mandurphy.net

Find out how you can study at Deakin University!

QS ranks the world’s top universities in 48 individual subject areas which are calculated based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

This year, Deakin improved its rankings position in 14 subject areas compared to last year, reflecting the university’s continuing rise in the rankings and global reputation.

Most exciting is the shift for the Deakin law program, which has moved into the Top 100 worldwide. Deakin’s well-regarded nursing programs are ranked at #24 in the world, and other top performers include education and sports-related subjects, both ranked at #30. Deakin now has 25 subjects in the top 1% globally by QS.

Deakin’s success in these rankings reflects the university’s commitment to academic excellence, conducting world-class research and helping students graduate not just job-ready but with a competitive edge.

The university is proud to see so many of its subjects continuing to rise in the rankings and gain greater recognition. Deakin prides itself on being innovative and visionary while also consistently providing its students with practical experience and a curriculum informed by the best in industry.

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Think you might be interested to learn more about Deakin University? Contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

International student satisfaction high at Griffith University

Griffith University has again achieved excellent overall student satisfaction scores of above 90% in both the International Student Barometer (ISB) and the English Language Barometer (ELB) 2018 surveys.

Both of the surveys look at the student experience across all areas of the international student experience, from pre-arrival (including satisfaction with agents), through to the student experience on campus and in the classroom, as well as overall satisfaction.

International student satisfaction high at Griffith University

Learn more about studying at Griffith University

Griffith University’s Internationalisation Strategy sets an objective of being in the top 10 for key dimensions underpinning the international student experience, as measured by the ISB, and Professor Sarah Todd is delighted that this objective is being met.

“We will continue to work with everyone involved in the support of international students to ensure these results are reinforced and are always looking for ways to further improve and enhance the support and services we provide all international students,” Vice President (Global), Professor Sarah Todd, said.

Professor Todd also noted the contribution made by their agent network (Helloooo, OzTREKK!) in ensuring that positive experience starts right from students’ first inquiries into studying at Griffith.

The ISB showed Griffith ranked particularly highly on both the arrival experience and the student experience dimensions, with 94% of students either very satisfied or satisfied with their arrival and 90% of students happy with their life at Griffith to date, compared with global averages of 89% and 87% respectively.

Griffith Mates

Students’ satisfaction with their welcome, opportunities to make friends from other countries, and the social activities available when they first arrived, was particularly high. The Griffith Mates, a group of volunteer senior students committed to supporting international students with their transition to life in Australia and studying at Griffith, provide a friendly welcome to thousands of students each year right from when they land at Brisbane airport, and this is an area we are committed to continuing to enhance given its critical importance in ensuring a positive experience overall.

The ELB showed Griffith English Language Institute (GELI) students’ overall satisfaction with living at 94.7%, which compares favourably with a global overall rating of 90.3%. Student satisfaction relating to studying and living at both our Brisbane-based and Gold Coast campus English Language Institutes was positive, with students rating highly the campus environment and GELI facilities.​

Griffith University Study Areas

Griffith is a comprehensive university, offering more than 200 undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees across all disciplines.

Griffith University has a long history of providing innovative degrees that meet the ever-changing needs of students, industry and the community. Popular schools among Canadian students include

What would you like to study at Griffith University? Contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355 to find out how you can study in Australia!

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Upcoming Sydney Law School seminars across Canada next week

Are you interested in studying law but unsure about your options?

Then please join OzTREKK and the University of Sydney Law School Dean of Law Professor Joellen Riley at one of the upcoming Sydney Law School seminars—across Canada Oct. 15 – 22!

Upcoming Sydney Law School seminars

Register for an upcoming Sydney Law School seminar

You can study law at one of the top universities in the world. During these seminars, you will have the opportunity to meet and chat with the Dean of Sydney Law School! Find out more about the Sydney Juris Doctor program, admissions requirements, program structure, and how you can practice in Canada. Refreshments will be served.

Sydney Law School Seminars

York University
October 15, 2018
2:30 p.m.
McLaughlin College (Career Centre Meeting Room), Room 205

University of Toronto
October 16, 2018
6:30 p.m.
Trinity College, Junior Common Room

University of Waterloo
October 17, 2018
4 p.m.
JR Coutts Engineering Lecture Hall (RCH) Room 307

Carleton University
October 18, 2018
6 p.m.
Residence Commons 2nd level, Room CO 274

Simon Fraser University
October 22, 2018
Time & Location TBA

University of British Columbia
October 22, 2018
5 p.m.
The Nest, Room 2314

About the University of Sydney Law School Juris Doctor

The Sydney Law School is Australia’s first. The Sydney JD comprises the core legal subjects required throughout the world for professional accreditation coupled with the study of a wide range of elective subjects which allows advanced learning in both specialized fields and law in general. Teaching and learning methodology includes a wide range of formats to allow individual choice, a deep understanding of the law, independent research and the development of the skills and ethics inherent in modern professional practice.

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Duration: 3 years
Semester intake: March
Application deadline: Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply a minimum of three months prior to the program start date.

Ready to do this? Apply now to Sydney Law School!

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Need more details about these upcoming Sydney Law School seminars? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Molly Mahon at molly@oztrekk.com!