This is part one of our multi-part series on why you should apply to be a Gecko for NEWTS Orientation Week 2018. By hearing from the experiences of Geckos from previous years, we hope that you make the decision to apply! 


Scott Schrempf

What is your program?


Where is home for you?

My home is currently Sydney, Australia (because I’m on exchange) but in Canada it’s Innisfil, Ontario.

What did being a Gecko mean to you?

Being a Gecko was an amazing way for me to gain comfort in going abroad myself. 

What was your favourite part of NEWTS week?

My favourite part was definitely Paint Party. I mean, it’s a party but with paint… how could it be better?

Why would you recommend being a Gecko to a friend?What was your favourite part of NEWTS week?

I would recommend it because it just allows you to meet some amazing people with so many different life paths from your own.

What is your guilty pleasure movie?

Harry potter, any of them.

Pineapple on pizza, yes or no?

I’m indifferent on this one, if it’s there then I’ll eat it, and if it’s not then it isn’t.