Chinese medicine: Enriching Nursing students’ practice

Second year Nursing student Kate Corner had an enriching experience in Xiamen, China for two weeks, where she increased her cultural competency by opening up to the wonders of Chinese medicine, healthcare and nursing practice. What appealed to you the most about the program? My friend, who had been on study tours throughout their degree….

Myanmar law study tour: Part two

Read about the experience from a new perspective. UON student, Lauren Faulkner, too shared in the Myanmar law study tour experience! On 25th November 2017, I embarked on a three-week educational trip abroad to Myanmar, South East Asia. This formed part of my tertiary studies, under the course code of LAWS5036. I arrived at the…

Myanmar law study tour

Jennaye Dodd was one of eight UON students to participate in this study tour as an experiential learning opportunity with collaborative Australia-Asia efforts to strengthen legal education, access to justice, and rule of law in Myanmar. On 25th November 2017, I met the seven other University of Newcastle students that I would be spending the…

Nursing tour to Shanghai

Third-year Nursing student, Amanda Snape, had the chance to put aside her textbooks and make the great city of Shanghai her classroom for 12 days.  Who went on the Nursing STudy tour with you? On my trip, there were 10 students including me, which was really cool. They opened up the tour to other campuses…

En route to Nepal

Medicine student, Gunnaina Kohli believes that “the knowledge you gain… and the ability to share it with people all over the world by volunteering abroad, is an experience worth having”. What was the program and how did you find out about it? My Nepal adventure began with a lucky trip to the Bowman Building, paired…

Mongolia to Vietnam: Short-term placements making long-term impacts

UON medicine student, Bal Dhital, shares with us his eye-opening journey as a medical intern in Mongolia and Vietnam. The past two months, I have spent traversing vast and empty swathes of the Mongolian Gobi and perilously busy streets in Ho Chi Minh City, where innumerable scooters rush past like driftwood in a monsoon flood. At airport…

My Summer abroad at Tokyo Kasei University

Hope Maguire recommends a two-week trip in the sweltering summer heat of Japan to create the perfect excuse for buying shaved ice and ice cream. Read on to discover Hope’s amazing trip and why it could be for you too. Benefits of the trip This year, I headed to Tokyo Kasei University – a women’s technical…