Ms Jasmine Cruz - United States of America
Why did you choose to study abroad at UQ?
I came to UQ to study for one semester as part of my degree back
home in Kinesiology. I always knew I wanted to study abroad as I
had heard too many great things about UQ and knew it had a great
I was fortunate enough to get to visit and take a tour of the
university while on holidays and knew instantly that this is where
I wanted to visit! The campus is amazing and so beautiful. It is
located in a very convenient location close to Brisbane City and on
the river; the transportation is excellent.
What did you enjoy most about your time at UQ?
What I loved most about studying at UQ School of Human Movement
Studies was the access to the laboratories so early on in the field
- you would not get this back home. You get lots of laboratory time
and gain hands on and practical experience which is a lot of fun. I
also loved that you got direct contact with the public who have
disabilities. The practical time and exposure to the public gives
me personally a better appreciation for my field in the long
The people are all so nice. They are very positive and are so
passionate about the field and what they are doing, very
encouraging. I received excellent support from HMS staff, and they
really made me feel at home.
What were your experiences of the application process to study
It was a very smooth transition, straight forward process. If I
have even had any questions, these have been answered straight
away. The whole orientations process was just great and so easy. I
was told exactly what I could expect and made to feel like I was
What did you enjoy most about living in Brisbane,
The people are so friendly, laidback. Enjoy life. Great cultural
experiences, Southbank Parklands. Perfect weather.
What were some of the highlights/memorable experiences of your
time at UQ (academic/professional/social)?
Dealing with real patients with disabilities such as spinal cord
injuries and getting direct feedback from the public. Dealing with
the public in a real life situation is just awesome and is an
What are your career aspirations?
My aim is to own my own practice back home in America and work
with children with disability. Want to learn as much as I can about
helping other people.
What advice would you offer to other students from your country
thinking about studying in Australia?
Just do it! If you are studying exercise science then this is
the best place to come. The exposure you get to the career is
amazing and such an experience. I learnt so much in the short time.
The staff were amazing and so helpful, you never feel like you are
alone. The program is tailored perfectly to your career. Great
challenge and makes you a better person. It opens up so many