OzTREKK holiday hours

It’s that time of year again! It’s dark by 4 p.m. and we’ve been stuffing our faces with Christmas goodies since mid-December.

Okay, since early December.

All of us at OzTREKK would like to that you—all of our OzTREKKers—for making 2014 such a great year! We are so excited for the OzTREKK Orientations in Australia. We will be there to meet you on Aussie soil, to help you get settled and to introduce you to fellow students. The orientations at our Australian universities are one of our favourite things, so be sure to fit in the OzTREKK Welcome events before you attend your university’s official orientation.

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Merry Christmas, everyone! Love, OzTREKK!

Here are few more of our favourite things (not counting bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens)….

Adam: Hot drinks with booze in them, and turkey dinner and holiday smorgasbords.

Beth: My favourite things at Christmas include singing Christmas carols, opening my stocking on Christmas morning, and remembering having my Aunt Penny stay overnight every Christmas Eve, and she would wake me up in the middle of the night to tell me she’d heard Santa’s sleigh on the roof, and did I hear it, too!?

Chris: Christmas music at home, beer with friends over the holidays, and getting our kids fired up for the season!

Glenn: My mother would make a huge gingerbread house full of candy well before Christmas and we had to wait to touch it until Christmas. On the 25th we would all gather around an unbelievable gingerbread house and tear it apart to eat the candy. My family is from Nova Scotia and to this day Christmas means rappie pie, which is a very Acadian dish of chicken, onions, and pureed potato (derived from the French “patates râpées” meaning “grated potatoes”). I love it; it makes Christmas for me. People who haven’t seen this dish are taken aback when they first see it—not visually appealing at all.

Jaime: Chicken wing dip off the best fancy dishes!

Julie: Walter Wick’s I Spy Christmas books, old-fashioned Christmas music (Bing! Nat! Andy! Lawrence Welk! Johnny!), Christmas lights, Christmas movies, and the line, “Clark, I don’t want to spend the holidays dead!”

Matt: Spending time with my family.

Molly: Mom’s antique Christmas ornaments, snowmobiling, and coffee with Baileys.

Nicole: My favourite Christmas things are counting down the days to Christmas with the kids, family get-togethers, and finding the perfect gift for someone.

Rachel: My fav childhood Christmas memory is dancing around the house to Raffi’s Christmas Album (available on iTunes!).

Sarah: Spending Christmas Eve with my family and each of us opening PJs, then listening to my mom read The Night Before Christmas—no matter how old we are.

Shannon: I love Christmas movies… and non-stop eating!

So, what are your favourite things?

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful, Happy New Year!

The OzTREKK office will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24 – Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 and will reopen Monday, Jan. 5, 2015!


If you are a current OzTREKK student getting ready to study in Australia for semester 1, 2015 intake and you have an emergency, please contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com, as it will be checked periodically during the holidays.

Merry Christmas from all of us at OzTREKK!


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