Australia Awards Cambodia
Postgraduate learning opportunities for
Cambodia’s current and emerging leaders
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One year has flown by in the blink of an eye! As I prepare to bid farewell to Australia and return to Cambodia today, I can’t help but feel a mix of emotions. On the one hand, saying goodbye is never easy, and I’ll miss all the wonderful friends, colleagues, professors, and classmates I’ve met during my time here. Even the streets I walked to school!

On the other hand, I’m eager to reunite with my family after a year apart. I’m excited to embark on a new journey in my home country, armed with the knowledge and experience gained from completing my Australia Awards Scholarship.

One of my proudest moments in Australia was conducting my research project at a top university. It was challenging but rewarding, as I discovered answers to burning questions.

I’ll miss Australia’s diversity and recreational spots. Interacting with people from different cultures was enriching, and Brisbane’s well-designed cityscape with its parks, hiking spots and nature reserves was a delight.

I’m deeply grateful for this life-changing opportunity. Thank you, Australia Awards

Sonita Pen
Master of Educational Studies
The University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia

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