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Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

New JCU Dentistry students enjoy OzTREKK Orientation

We know what it’s like to be overwhelmed with predeparture preparations, and we know what it’s like to be stressed after arriving in Australia.

New JCU Dentistry students enjoy OzTREKK Orientation

OzTREKK Orientation with JCU Dentistry students

Where am I? How will I know where to go? What am I doing here?!

No worries! We’ve got your back!

In order to help you get settled, we do our best to organise an “OzTREKK Orientation” at your Australian university, as they provide a great opportunity for you to meet fellow Canadians so you can establish a network of friends right away. It’s also a great way to meet upper-year Canadians who can show you the ropes so you know what to expect. When possible, we try to include as many upper-year students to attend the orientation and to share their stories.

This year, new James Cook University dental school students enjoyed the traditional OzTREKK Orientation lunch at Burger Urge, where they were able to meet and chat with their JCU Dentistry classmates. The weather was beautiful and typical for Cairns: downpour, sun, downpour, sun…. Even still, the new students had a great time!

OzTREKK sends out a huge thank you! to former OzTREKKer and now fourth-year JCU Dentistry student Hilary Bell for assisting us with the orientation and for helping new OzTREKK students feel at home in beautiful, balmy Cairns.

We really appreciate your help, Hilary!

Are you interested in studying at JCU Dentistry School?

If improving the health of people who live in tropical, rural, and remote places appeals to you, then you might be interested in studying dentistry at JCU. The five-year Bachelor of Dental Surgery  degree provides students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to become competent practitioners of dentistry. While it is a broad-based program including all aspects of dental practice, it also has a special focus on issues of special concern to the northern Australian region, particularly those relating to tropical, rural and Indigenous practice.

New JCU Dentistry students enjoy OzTREKK Orientation

Enjoying hamburgers at Burger Urge!

JCU Dentistry accepts applications from high school graduates or from those who have completed university studies.

Program: Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
Location: Cairns, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 5 years
Application deadline: August 30, 2018

Apply now to JCU Dental School!

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Learn more about JCU Dentistry! For more Bachelor of Dental Surgery program information, contact OzTREKK’s Australian Dental Schools Admissions Officer Melanie Ireton at melanie@oztrekk.com.

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Bond University Orientation with law and OT students

Why do we love our students so much? Because even after they have begun their studies at their Australian university, they are still willing to help new OzTREKKers get settled.

Bond University Orientation with law and OT students

OzTREKK Lunch at Hotel CBD

Talk about teamwork—and a testament to how amazing and supportive our students are when it comes to helping others!

On Monday, Sept. 4, our third-semester Bondies recently enjoyed a tour hosted by former OzTREKK students. The new Bond students, who will be studying in the Juris Doctor and Master of Occupational Therapy programs, enjoyed an informative campus tour and lunch at Hotel CBD, Varsity Lakes.

Best wishes to all the new Bond University students, and a big thank you to our former OzTREKK students for helping out with the tour!

Master of Occupational Therapy

Bond University’s Master of Occupational Therapy degree will take just two years full time to complete because of Bond’s unique accelerated three-semesters-a-year structure. The program is the first occupational therapy master’s degree in Australia to provide the opportunity to complete a clinical research project or undertake business electives in preparation for an occupational therapy career in health management or private practice.

Program: Master of Occupational Therapy
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Intakes: May and September each year
Next available intake: May 2018
Duration: 2 calendar years (6 semesters)

Juris Doctor (JD)

Bond University’s Juris Doctor program is a professional legal qualification designed to equip students for a career in the legal profession, business, industry or government, in Australia and overseas. This law program features excellent teaching, small classes and an extensive legal skills program, which provides an exciting learning experience that challenges students academically and prepares them practically for a legal career. With three intakes per year, January, May and September, Bond Law Juris Doctor candidates are able to apply any time throughout the year—and the LSAT is not required!

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Intakes: January, May, September
Next available intake: January 2018
Duration: 2 years

Bond University Law School
Bond University campus tour
Bond Occupational Therapy School
The Bond campus is impeccable!

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Are you interested in studying at Bond University? Contact OzTREKK!

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Don’t miss the 2017 JCU Orientation for international students

JCU On-campus Welcome Information Sessions

If you’re headed to James Cook University for the semester 1, 2017 intake, it is important to arrive at the university in time to attend a Welcome Information Session.

JCU Orientation for international students

JCU dentistry students at Trinity Beach during their OzTREKK Orientation

Arriving early will allow more time to adjust to the culture (and warm weather!) and ensure the transition is a smooth experience. After arriving on campus either in Cairns or Townsville, please visit the Student Centre as soon as possible so that they can provide you with details of the JCU Orientation program.

Cairns – JCU Dental School

Compulsory Welcome Session
When: Friday, Feb. 10 at 9 a.m. Morning tea and lunch will be provided
Where: Building A3.2, JCU Cairns campus
What to bring: Passport, copy of your visa, JCU user name and password (if you have one)

Arrival service
Service dates: Monday, Feb. 6 – Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017
Booking deadline: Two weeks prior to your arrival. Book your arrival service now! Visit the OzTREKK Boarding Pass for all your airport arrival info.

Orientation Week
Make sure to attend your faculty welcome on Monday or Tuesday and participate in any of the other activities on offer: campus tours, workshops, student ID card sessions, timetable assistance, parties and much more. Get the most out of JCU O Week!

When: Monday, Feb. 13  – Friday, Feb. 17, 2017

Townsville – JCU Medical School

Compulsory Welcome Session
When: Friday, Feb. 10 at 9 a.m. Morning tea and lunch will be provided
Where: Building 26 (Sir George Kneipp Auditorium), Townsville campus
What to bring: Passport, copy of your visa, JCU user name and password (if you have one)

Arrival service
Service dates: Monday, Feb. 6 – Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017
Booking deadline: Two weeks prior to your arrival. Book your arrival service now. Visit the OzTREKK Boarding Pass for all your airport arrival info.

Orientation Week
Make sure to attend your faculty welcome on Monday or Tuesday and participate in any of the other activities on offer: campus tours, workshops, student ID card sessions, timetable assistance, parties and much more.
When: Monday, Feb. 13  – Friday, Feb. 17, 2017

OzTREKK Orientations at James Cook University

Don’t miss the OzTREKK Orientations which are designed specifically for our students! We offer our OzTREKK Welcome breakfast or lunch and the OzTREKK Shuttle service.

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Be sure to log on to the OzTREKK Boarding Pass for all of your orientation details! Do you have questions about orientation? Contact your OzTREKK Admissions Officer or call 1-866-698-7355.

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

JCU pre-departure webinar for international students

Will you be starting at James Cook University soon? If so, you are invited to attend a webinar with JCU International Student Support staff to help you with preparations for travel to and study in Australia. No need to attend both webinars; just pick the date and time that suits you best!

JCU Dental School

New JCU students enjoying OzTREKK Orientation

JCU International Student Pre-departure Webinars

Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Time: 4 – 5:30 p.m. (Ontario); 1 – 2:30 p.m. (BC)

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016
Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m. (Ontario); 4 – 5:30 p.m. (BC)

This is a great opportunity for you to find out more about the following:

  • Documentation to organise prior to arrival in Australia
  • What to bring to Australia
  • Organising transport from the airport
  • Organising accommodation in Townsville or Cairns
  • Organising enrollment at JCU
  • What to expect in the first few days
  • Meet the JCU International Student Support Team
  • Get tips and advice from current JCU students

JCU On-campus Welcome Information Sessions

If you’re headed to James Cook University for the semester 1, 2016 intake, it is important to arrive at the university in time to attend a Welcome Information Session.

Arriving early will allow more time to adjust to the culture and ensure the transition is a smooth experience. After arriving on campus either in Cairns or Townsville, please visit the Student Centre as soon as possible so that they can provide you with details of the JCU Orientation program.

Cairns – JCU Dental School

Compulsory Welcome Session
When: Friday, Feb. 12 at 9 a.m. Morning tea and lunch will be provided
Where: Building D3:054, Cairns Institute, Cairns campus
What to bring: Passport, copy of your visa, JCU user name and password (if you have one)

Arrival service
Service dates: Monday, Feb. 8 – Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016
Booking deadline: Two weeks prior to your arrival. Book your arrival service now! Visit the OzTREKK Boarding Pass for all your airport arrival info.

Orientation Week
Make sure to attend your faculty welcome on Monday or Tuesday and participate in any of the other activities on offer: campus tours, workshops, student ID card sessions, timetable assistance, parties and much more. Get the most out of JCU O Week!
When: Monday, Feb. 15  – Friday, Feb. 19, 2016

Townsville – JCU Medical School and JCU Pharmacy School

Compulsory Welcome Session
When: Friday, Feb. 12 at 9 a.m. Morning tea and lunch will be provided
Where: Building 26 (Sir George Kneipp Auditorium), Townsville campus
What to bring: Passport, copy of your visa, JCU user name and password (if you have one)

Arrival service
Service dates: Monday, Feb. 8 – Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016
Booking deadline: Two weeks prior to your arrival. Book your arrival service now. Visit the OzTREKK Boarding Pass for all your airport arrival info.

Orientation Week
Make sure to attend your faculty welcome on Monday or Tuesday and participate in any of the other activities on offer: campus tours, workshops, student ID card sessions, timetable assistance, parties and much more.
When: Monday, Feb. 15  – Friday, Feb. 19, 2016

On-campus accommodation
You will need to submit your application through the JCU Accommodation Office. As accommodation on campus is limited you should list as many options as possible to ensure you have the best chance of being offered a place. A $55 non-refundable Accommodation Application Fee applies.
Website: www.jcu.edu.au/accommodation

OzTREKK Orientations at James Cook University

Don’t miss the OzTREKK Orientations which are designed specifically for our students! We offer our OzTREKK Welcome breakfast and OzTREKK Shuttle service.

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Be sure to log on to the OzTREKK Boarding Pass for all of your orientation details! Do you have questions about orientation? Contact your OzTREKK Admissions Officer or call 1-866-698-7355.

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

JCU Pre-departure International Student Webinar

James Cook University is providing a pre-departure webinar for international students who will be commencing their studies at JCU Townsville or Cairns in Semester 1, 2015!

JCU Pre-Departure Webinar

Thursday, January 29, 2015
7 – 8 p.m. (Ontario); 4 – 5 p.m. (BC
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This is a great opportunity for you to find out more about the following:

  • Documentation to organise prior to arrival in Australia
  • What to bring to Australia
  • Organising transport from the airport
  • Organising accommodation in Townsville or Cairns
  • Organising enrollment at JCU
  • What to expect in the first few days
  • Meet the JCU International Student Support Team
  • Get tips and advice from current JCU students

The webinars also give students a chance to ask the International Student Support Team any questions they may have about studying and living in Australia. Students who participate will go in the draw to win prizes including $20 bookshop vouchers and free meals on campus! If you did not receive your webinar log-in information from JCU via email, please contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com.

JCU On-campus Welcome Information Sessions

If you’re headed to James Cook University for the semester 1, 2015 intake, is important that to arrive at the university in time to attend a Welcome Information Session.

Arriving early will allow more time to adjust to the culture and ensure the transition is a smooth experience. After arriving on campus either in Cairns or Townsville, please visit the Student Centre as soon as possible so that they can provide you with details of the JCU Orientation program.

JCU Dental School

New JCU Dental School students enjoying OzTREKK Orientation

Cairns – JCU Dental School

Compulsory Welcome Session
When: Friday, Feb. 13 at 9 a.m. Morning tea and lunch will be provided
Where: Building A3.1 (Crowther Theatre, room 1), Cairns campus
What to bring: Passport, copy of your visa, JCU user name and password (if you have one)

Arrival service
Service dates: Monday, Feb. 9 – Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015
Booking deadline: Two weeks prior to your arrival. Book your arrival service now! Visit the OzTREKK Boarding Pass for all your airport arrival info.

Orientation Week
Make sure to attend your faculty welcome on Monday or Tuesday and participate in any of the other activities on offer: campus tours, workshops, student ID card sessions, timetable assistance, parties and much more. Get the most out of JCU O Week!
When: Monday, Feb. 16  – Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

Townsville – JCU Medical School and JCU Pharmacy School

Compulsory Welcome Session
When: Friday, Feb. 13 at 9 a.m. Morning tea and lunch will be provided
Where: Building 26 (Sir George Kneipp Auditorium), Townsville campus
What to bring: Passport, copy of your visa, JCU user name and password (if you have one).

Arrival service
Service dates: Monday, Feb. 9 – Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015
Booking deadline: Two weeks prior to your arrival. Book your arrival service now. Visit the OzTREKK Boarding Pass for all your airport arrival info.

Orientation Week
Make sure to attend your faculty welcome on Monday or Tuesday and participate in any of the other activities on offer: campus tours, workshops, student ID card sessions, timetable assistance, parties and much more.
When: Monday, Feb. 16  – Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

On-campus accommodation
You will need to submit your application through the JCU Accommodation Office. As accommodation on campus is limited you should list as many options as possible to ensure you have the best chance of being offered a place. A $55 non-refundable Accommodation Application Fee applies.
Website: www.jcu.edu.au/accommodation

OzTREKK Orientations at James Cook University

Don’t miss the OzTREKK Orientations which are designed specifically for our students! We offer our OzTREKK Welcome breakfast and OzTREKK Shuttle service.

Be sure to log on to the OzTREKK Boarding Pass for all of your orientation details! Do you have questions about orientation? Contact your OzTREKK Admissions Officer or call 1-866-698-7355.

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

JCU Welcome Information Session

James Cook University is the second oldest university in Queensland, and Australia’s leading university in the tropics. Diverse environments, vibrant communities and challenging academic programs are just a few of the reasons why so many students choose to study abroad at JCU. No other university can offer such a wide range of classes in the shadow of two of the world’s finest natural heritage areas—the Wet Tropics Rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef.

OzTREKK Boarding Pass

Study at JCU: enjoy life in the tropics!

If you’re headed to JCU for the semester 1, 2015 intake, is important that to arrive at the university in time to attend a Welcome Information Session. Arriving early will allow more time to adjust to the culture and ensure the transition is a smooth experience. After arriving on campus either in Cairns or Townsville, please visit the Student Centre as soon as possible so that they can provide you with details of the JCU Orientation program.

Cairns

Compulsory Welcome Session
When: Friday, Feb. 13 at 9 a.m. Morning tea and lunch will be provided
Where: Building A3.1 (Crowther Theatre, room 1), Cairns campus
What to bring: Passport, copy of your visa, JCU user name and password (if you have one)

Arrival service
Service dates: Monday, Feb. 9 – Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015
Booking deadline: Two weeks prior to your arrival. Book your arrival service now! Visit the OzTREKK Boarding Pass for all your airport arrival info.

Orientation Week
Make sure to attend your faculty welcome on Monday or Tuesday and participate in any of the other activities on offer: campus tours, workshops, student ID card sessions, timetable assistance, parties and much more. Get the most out of JCU O Week!
When: Monday, Feb. 16  – Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

Townsville

Compulsory Welcome Session
When: Friday, Feb. 13 at 9 a.m. Morning tea and lunch will be provided
Where: Building 26 (Sir George Kneipp Auditorium), Townsville campus
What to bring: Passport, copy of your visa, JCU user name and password (if you have one).

Arrival service
Service dates: Monday, Feb. 9 – Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015
Booking deadline: Two weeks prior to your arrival. Book your arrival service now. Visit the OzTREKK Boarding Pass for all your airport arrival info.

Orientation Week
Make sure to attend your faculty welcome on Monday or Tuesday and participate in any of the other activities on offer: campus tours, workshops, student ID card sessions, timetable assistance, parties and much more.
When: Monday, Feb. 16  – Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

On-campus accommodation
You will need to submit your application through the JCU Accommodation Office. As accommodation on campus is limited you should list as many options as possible to ensure you have the best chance of being offered a place. A $55 non-refundable Accommodation Application Fee applies.
Applications open for TP1, 2015:  Aug. 1 2014
Website: www.jcu.edu.au/accommodation

Popular JCU Schools for Canadians

Don’t forget: OzTREKK also holds special orientations specifically for OzTREKK students! We offer our OzTREKK Welcome breakfast and OzTREKK Shuttle service.

Be sure to log on to the OzTREKK Boarding Pass for all of your orientation details! Do you have questions about orientation? Contact your OzTREKK Admissions Officer or call 1-866-698-7355.

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Sydney Medical School releases offers

OzTREKK is proud to announce that the offers for the Sydney Medical School‘s 2014 intake were released last Tuesday, Aug. 6!

Why are we so proud?

Sydney Medical School

Find out more about Sydney Medical School

Because 37 OzTREKK students were delighted with the news that they received an offer to the University of Sydney’s medical program!

Undertaken once students have already completed an undergraduate degree, the medical program at the Sydney Medical School is a world-class, graduate-entry degree in medicine.

The four-year medical program includes weekly clinical experience in leading hospitals from the very first weeks, regular PBL (problem-based learning) exercises in small groups, traditional lectures with expert practitioners, and ongoing opportunities to participate in research.

Congratulations, OzTREKKers! Your amazing journey is just beginning! Matt is looking forward to meeting you in Australia this January to welcome you to Australia with our OzTREKK Orientation events!

Find out more about Australian Medical Schools and about how you can study in Australia!

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If you have any questions, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Broghan Dean. Email Broghan at broghan@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1 866-698-7355.

 

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

OzTREKK JCU Medical School orientation

Saturday, February 16, 2013 was a beautiful, hot day in Townsville, Queensland. A group of 26 JCU Medical School students and other JCU graduate students (even some parents!) gathered that morning for the famous OzTREKK Orientation, meeting at the JCU Creative Arts Building. Everyone was primed to enjoy the OzTREKK Welcome Breakfast!

New JCU students gather for the OzTREKK Orientation

New JCU Medical School students gather for the OzTREKK Orientation

A few JCU Medical School students had already met the day before during JCU’s International Student Orientation, where they enjoyed free pizza, games, markets, and an interesting wildlife show—creepy snakes included! Where else could you truly enjoy tropical goodies than at James Cook University? Known as one of the world’s leading institutions focusing on the tropics, Australia’s JCU is surrounded by the spectacular ecosystems of the rainforests of the wet tropics, the dry savannahs, and the iconic Great Barrier Reef.

OzTREKK Director and Co-founder Beth McNally was also at the Townsville campus that day, meeting with faculty members and checking in with all OzTREKK students she happened to meet along the way.

After the new JCU students gathered and shared orientation stories, the group was ready for breakfast! Beth ushered everyone into her Kia Carnival eight-seater van—AKA, the OzTREKK Shuttle—and a “Maxie Taxi,” a vehicle that can hold up to 12 passengers. The group headed downtown to a café on Flinders Street, called The Sweatshop.” Flinders is a cool, funky street in the heart of Townsville, about a 20-minute drive from the JCU campus. The new JCU Medical School students and other JCU graduate students and their guests enjoyed breakfast at a very long table—long enough to seat everyone! The big hits of the delicious breakfast? The café’s natural juices (the apple-pear juice was so yummy!), and their famous “jaffles.” Creating scrumptious jaffles is what The Sweatshop is known for. The toasted sandwich maker presses the edges of the sandwich together to form a seal during toasting. Popular filling choices include cheese, on its own or together with tomato or ham; and sweet toppings such as jam, banana, or chocolate spread. Beth had the breakfast jaffle and would definitely recommend it!

New JCU students enjoying the OzTREKK Welcome Breakfast

New JCU students enjoying the OzTREKK Welcome Breakfast

After breakfast, the OzTREKK Shuttle revved up and proved to be highly valuable that day. Almost all new JCU students at Townsville used the OzTREKK Shuttle, which was great! We know how important it is for you to be well established, organized and set up before you commence your studies.

The route included Townsville Stocklands Shopping Centre (many times!), Kmart, Toys R Us (for a bikes return!), The Strand, Anaconda Sports Store, The Domain shopping centre, and all the new JCU students’ houses, apartments, hostels in between from Riverside Drive to Walker Street, just up from Sturt Street downtown. Beth and her group searched for houses and units, bought bikes and returned bikes, found rice cookers and Asian cuisine, found houses and JCU residence halls! All in all, it was a fun two days, and even on Sunday, the OzTREKK Shuttle was busy!

The evening of the last OzTREKK Shuttle service, one of the new JCU students passed around a long student list with email contacts of all the new OzTREKK students at the OzTREKK JCU orientation events, so that parties could be planned for future get-togethers. Beth noted that it was really nice to see the OzTREKK torch being passed on to the students themselves—we made the connections, and lifelong friendships started to form through the OzTREKK events! So much fun and very rewarding!

Best wishes go out to all of OzTREKK’s JCU students!

New JCU Medical School students shopping for bikes

JCU Medical School students at a bike shop

New JCU Medical School students at the bike shopl

At the bike shop—say cheese!

New JCU Medical School student finds snow boots!

Snow boots in Australia?

 

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About JCU Medical School and the MBBS program

James Cook University’s medical school offers a six-year, full-time undergraduate degree in medicine and surgery, Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). This medical program aims to produce graduates of the highest academic standards, who can progress to medical practice and to further studies in medical specialties. The course places special emphasis on rural and Indigenous health and tropical medicine.

Program title: Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Location: Townsville, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Program duration: 6 years
Application deadline: August 30, 2013

Entry Requirements

  • Entry is directly from high school. Students may also transfer into the program during their undergraduate degree or at the completion of their undergraduate degree.
  • High school cumulative average necessary to be considered is a minimum of 85% in Grade 12 subjects, including prerequisite subject grades.
  • If you are applying to the program after you have partially or fully completed your post-secondary studies, you should have a Canadian GPA of 80% cumulative average across all university studies, but to have a competitive application, applicants should have achieved at least an 82% cumulative average.
  • Completion of JCU International Student Application Form and School of Medicine specific application form.
  • Interview: held in-person and via video conference

Apply to JCU Medical School!

For more information about how to become a doctor, including medical school program entry requirements, application deadlines, tuition fees, scholarships, please visit OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools page.

Do you have questions about JCU Medical School and about medical programs at Australian universities? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Officer Broghan Dean:

Email Broghan at broghan@oztrekk.com or phone Broghan at 1 866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada).

Monday, February 11th, 2013

JCU orientation begins

First-year students at James Cook University, known as “freshers,” will have a helping hand when classes start this semester, thanks to older students who have volunteered to act as mentors.

Study at James Cook University

OzTREKK will welcome students to James Cook University

Orientation Week at JCU starts on Monday, Feb. 18 and classes for Study Period 1, 2013 start on Monday, Feb. 25.

JCU’s Mentor Program, now in its 22nd year, began on the Cairns campus in 1991 and expanded to the Townsville campus shortly after. It is one of the first student-led support programs in Australia.

The program matches new students with student mentors in a similar course or study area who are willing to share knowledge and experience.

JCU Mentor Coordinator Peter Hanley said the Mentor Program aimed to help new students overcome any initial feelings of isolation and anxiety that they may experience as they enter university and to orientate those students to university culture.

“It strives to give them a sense of belonging within that culture,” he said. “Mentors help new students to understand the challenges and opportunities of university and to develop strategies for academic success. The mentor/new student relationship extends for the first study period at university.”

Mr Hanley said mentors would meet new students as part of faculty and course introductions on Monday, Feb. 18 and Tuesday, Feb. 19, as part of JCU Orientation Week.

Mentors undertake a day’s training in the week before O Week.

“At training, mentors are introduced to their role, their responsibilities throughout the semester and, through a panel discussion involving university professional staff, mentors get to know the range and extent of support services offered by the university,” he said.

“Mentors come from a range of backgrounds, for example rural and remote, and international students. They explain their own experiences as new JCU students and outline how the support they offer can help new students to settle into university life.

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OzTREKK Orientation at JCU

OzTREKK Director and Co-founder Beth McNally will also be on hand to welcome new JCU students to Australia and to James Cook University!

Beth will be in Cairns on Feb. 14 and in Townsville on Feb. 16 and 17 to host the OzTREKK Welcome Barbecue and to assist students get their bearings.

OzTREKK enjoys hosting official “Welcome to Oz” events to get our newest students settled into their surroundings—and armed with a checklist to make sure the transition  goes smoothly. Find out more about OzTREKK Orientation activities by checking out the February 2013 edition of the OzTREKKER newsletter!

Would you like to study in Australia? Learn about James Cook University and other Australian universities and the services offered by OzTREKK!  If you apply to an Australian university through OzTREKK, you’ll benefit from insider knowledge, save time researching, and get all your questions answered. It’s that simple.

About OzTREKK

OzTREKK is the only Canadian organization that is a student office and Application and Information Centre in Canada for the following combination of Australian universities:

We’re the Application and Information Centre for Canadian students applying to or inquiring about study abroad, undergraduate and graduate/professional programs at any of the above Australian universities.

The OzTREKK Application and Information Centre is free to all students as its services are provided on behalf of, and fully funded by, the above Australian universities.