Australia Awards Cambodia
Postgraduate learning opportunities for
Cambodia’s current and emerging leaders
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Reflecting on my journey as a recipient of an Australia Awards Scholarship, I feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude. This incredible opportunity has truly transformed my life. During my time in Australia, I’ve experienced tremendous growth both professionally and personally.

Professionally, I’ve acquired valuable knowledge and established a strong network in my field, paving the way for future career advancement. On a personal level, I’ve become more independent and adept at managing my time efficiently, a skill I know will serve me well back home.

One of the most remarkable aspects of my journey was the chance to explore Australian culture through the Mekong Australia Partnership Leadership Program. Immersing myself in the traditions of the Aboriginal people and witnessing the balanced approach to work and life, inclusive governance, and environmental stewardship has inspired me to strive for sustainable development in Cambodia.

The friendships I’ve forged with international peers and fellow awardees have been invaluable. Connecting with individuals from diverse backgrounds has broadened my perspectives and enriched my problem-solving skills by offering various approaches to tackling challenges in different contexts.

As I prepare to return to Cambodia, I’m excited to indulge in the flavours of our diverse and delicious Cambodian cuisine, which I’ve missed dearly during my time abroad. I’m determined to utilise the knowledge and skills I’ve gained to make meaningful contributions to the development of Cambodia.

Keanghong Va
Master of Commercial Law
The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Australia Awards Cambodia is managed by Tetra Tech International Development, on behalf of the Australian Government.

Australian Embassy Phnom Penh


Level 2F, PGCT Centre, Preah Sihanouk Blvd, Phnom Penh


Tel: +855 12 635 306

Tel: +855 15 301 127

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