Completing my Australia Awards Scholarship is my most significant life-changing experience. I can’t describe enough my emotions about studying and living here where I met many new friends, mentors, and a supportive team from the Australia Awards Monash, who contributed tremendously to the completion of my study. Utilising the knowledge I’ve gained to make a positive impact in Cambodia will be a significant milestone in my life.
Many things happened during my time in Australia, but one experience stands out and has changed my perspective. During my downtime in the first semester, I realised the importance of taking care of my physical and mental health, understanding that I couldn’t handle everything alone, and that being isolated led to poor health and poor learning performance. Seeking support from my professors, academic team, and Monash Support Team made a difference, reminding me that it’s okay to ask for help when facing challenges.
Now, I’m eagerly looking forward to reconnecting with my loved ones and friends after nearly two years of separation. We’ll spend time together, sharing stories and memories while indulging in delicious Cambodian cuisine and exploring tourist sites like Angkor Wat and beaches.
Then, I’ll be ready to resume my career as a government officer, utilising my newfound knowledge and practical experience to contribute to and create positive impact.
Master of Public Policy
Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Level 2F, PGCT Centre, Preah Sihanouk Blvd, Phnom Penh
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