Ana Estrada

Ana Estrada

Master of Gastronomy student

Deciding to study the Master of Gastronomy was natural, says Ana Estrada who came to AUT as an international student from Brazil.

“As a nutritionist and a person who is passionate about food, I saw this degree as the perfect link between my skills, work experience and my future professional expectations.

“When I was deciding where to study, AUT stood out because it’s a highly recognised university that would offer me a great quality of education, while being able to live in Auckland, an amazing city with plenty of growth opportunities for me and my family.”

A broad vision of food
It’s a decision she hasn’t regretted, Ana says.

“What I’ve enjoyed most about my studies so far is the way AUT embraces students and clearly makes an effort to give them the best experience possible. The lecturers and other staff are very supportive of their students. Coming back to study after 10 years, like I did, is a challenge but AUT has been a great environment to do so.”

She would highly recommend the Master of Gastronomy to other students.

“This programme offers a broad vision of food, including sustainability as a key factor to consider. I would recommend the Master of Gastronomy as essential for nutritionists who are aiming to be influencers on food intake.”

A great student city
Auckland is a great city for international students, Ana says.

“Auckland offers a multicultural experience you can only have in a few places in the world, and it’s a safer and friendlier environment compared to other cosmopolitan cities in the world.”

Her advice for other international students is simple – don’t hesitate about applying to study at AUT.

“Just do it! I have no regrets about investing time and money to rethink my career through my studies at AUT.”

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