They have arrived!
GPRC Nursing Instructors, Teresa Evans and Sheila Elliott along with GPRC’s beloved mascot Farley have arrived and started their Australian adventure.
Teresa and Sheila were selected to head down under for the month of May as part of a faculty exchange and research opportunity with Holmesglen Institute in Melbourne, Australia.
Both post-secondary institutions have strong relationships with their regional hospitals and are hoping to learn a thing or two from each other on how to continue to grow those relationships and student opportunities. Learn more about the opportunity here.
So, what have these three been up to?
Between being tourists and sight-seeing and being welcomed onto Holmesglen’s campus, Teresa and Sheila, oh and Farley are learning and taking in as much as they can with regards to Australian culture, and how the Aussies live, work and have fun all at once.
Check out what they’ve been up to so far:
Teresa and Sheila sat in on a lab with Year 3 students doing pediatric blood capillary testing.
Enjoyed lunch and dessert with Holmesglen Instructor, Thili Chengodu at Vanilla Restaurant in Oakleigh while discussing courses she teaches that touch on Australia’s Indigenous cultural. Sheila’s flat white drink even came with a surprise message at the bottom.
FUN FACT: A flat white is an espresso based coffee beverage founded in Australia/New Zealand (an on-going debate).
Of course, Teresa and Sheila are making it their mission to also take in as many as possible well-known tourist attractions Australia has to offer during their stay. Check out what they have got to see so far:
All while coming home at the end of the day, and enjoying this awesome view from their hotel.
Check back for more updates on what Teresa and Sheila are up to during their visit to the “land down under”!