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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Meet our storytellers

 

Jordan Pereira |3rd Year, Bachelor of Commerce | Travel Destination: Austria


"My time abroad was something special to me. Going in with no expectations and the mindset of saying "I'm in" to every opportunity has led me to build an international group of great friends, travel to some unique places, try new and amazing foods, and to learn more about cultures. Ontario Tech helped me every step of the way, from the marketing of the international program that persuaded me to study abroad, to the guidance and preparation on how to live in a different country, and the messages from the international office while I was away so that I knew there was always someone who would help me."

Taylor Egan | 2nd Year, M.Eng Electrical and Computer Engineering

"There's a world out there to see and you have to go and check it out. Ontario Tech gave me the opportunity to get out of the classroom and explore a different part of the world. Through my exchange, I was able to develop a better understanding of how different countries are integrating renewable energy to better the world for tomorrow."

Veronica Cavallari | Candidate for M.Sc in Materials Science | Travel Destination: Italy

"When I first looked into studying abroad I only wanted to experience a research lab in another country, but my experience turned into so much more. Moving abroad means leaving your comfort zone and immersing yourself in a new and beautiful culture. After being in Torino, Italy for three months I learned patience, perseverance, and appreciation for another culture. I think if you know of an opportunity to travel and study abroad you should do everything in your power to make it happen. With thanks to the International Office at Ontario Tech, I was able to fulfill my dream of moving abroad and now get to check that off my list!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raphael Boulis | B.Eng Automotive Engineering | Travel Destination: Germany

"Working with this multinational team abroad has been a very humbling experience. Thanks to the Ontario Tech exchange office, Karlsruhe University of Applied Science and my supervising professor for making this dream possible. My stay at the university far exceeded my expectations of learning and mastering new skills. I'm very honoured to be selected as the first student from the university to go to Germany on exchange."

Huda Sarwar | 4th Year, B.Eng Electrical Engineering | Travel Destination: Tanzania

"Through this experience, I was able to integrate well into the city of Arusha, and staying for three months gave me the time to meet many locals, learn some Swahili, and explore the beautiful landscape. I feel that this experience allowed me time to self-reflect, and adapt to this new, relaxed lifestyle. I have learned many things about myself, and I feel that I have become more skilled in all aspects of my life."

Jessica Moreau |3rd Year, B.Sc. Nursing | Travel Destination: Sweden

"In 2016 I was given the opportunity to attend Linköping University for their Summer Academy. In 2017, I traveled to Tanzania, Africa, as a QEII Scholar through Ontario Tech's affiliation with the World University Service of Canada (WUSC). I had a great time on both of my adventures. The International office at Ontario Tech was behind me the entire way; checking in to see if I needed anything. They also debriefed with me after and answered any questions I had along the way! If you want to travel, and want to get credit and feel totally comfortable doing it, I recommend visiting the International Office to see what exchanges you may be eligible for! It's a great experience and I wouldn't change it for the world."

Isabelle Erasquin | 2nd Year, B.Sc. Pharmaceutical Chemistry| Travel Destination: China

"My exchange experience is definitely an eye-opener, and it allowed me to travel one of the countries I have been wanting to visit, China. The exchange is unforgettable because I made memories with new friends. I would definitely come back to China and would like to do an exchange again."

Hailey Fielder | 3rd Year, B.Eng Electrical Engineering | Travel Destination: Austria

"Ontario Tech’s staff were all incredibly helpful during the application process and while preparing for my study time abroad. The International Office conducted a meeting to discuss everything from, budgeting, safety precautions, and how to make the most of my time in a new country."

Clifford Clapp | 3rd Year, Bachelor of IT and Networking Security | Travel Destination: Austria

"The Ontario Tech International Office provided a lot of assistance getting everything set up initially. While abroad I had found that living in Austria was a lot more relaxed than in Canada. Almost all the stores were closed in the small towns during Sunday which took a little getting used to. The International Office set up the email communication between the professor in Austria and myself and informed of the visa requirements."

Rachit Desai | 3rd  Year, B.HSc Medical Lab Science | Travel Destination: Singapore

"Ontario Tech International Exchange was an incredible once in a lifetime opportunity. This experience was exceptional. The time that you are on exchange is going to be one of the best memories you will have of university. You will meet many new people, discover new things about yourself, and gain a new perspective. This is an incredible experience everyone should pursue."

Pranav Yadav| 3rd Year, B.Eng Software Engineering | Travel Destination: India

"The opportunity provided by Ontario Tech to conduct research abroad is one to remember. I have learned an extreme amount during my stay here at IIT Ropar and have traveled throughout India, forming unforgettable memories. This was a once in a lifetime experience which I took full advantage of. I would recommend that future students take advantage of such a wonderful opportunity."

Kayla Treflik | 3rd Year, B.Sc Chemistry | Travel Destination: UK

"Ontario Tech told my class about the amazing opportunity to travel to Cardiff, UK to work in a research lab and I knew it was something that I just had to do. My time there was amazing; I met new people, and have improved my lab skills while learning new ones. I will never forget my experience and I know it will only help me in my future. I encourage everyone who can to take an opportunity like this because it is something that you will not regret."

Manpreet Pabla | 4th Year, B.Eng Automotive Engineering | Travel Destination: Austria

"My experience abroad in Austria was absolutely breathtaking. I was also able to visit Germany and Hungary while I was there as well. The landscapes and architecture were truly spectacular, and I could keep taking photos forever! Attending the University of Upper Austria & Applied Sciences helped to broaden my knowledge on many aspects of STEM programs from the perspective of a different country. I'm glad I made the decision to travel abroad like this since it has exposed me to so many new things, which I most likely would have never been able to experience and enjoy otherwise."

Angela Skopyk | Ph.D. Applied Bioscience | Travel Destination: Australia

"I was invited to the University of Technology Sydney as an honorary faculty researcher and, in doing so, I was able to expand my research tremendously. There are too many great memories to list but my favorite by far was the spectacular Vivid Sydney annual festival where I saw many famous landmarks like the Harbor Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. My life has been forever enriched with these memories."