In January, 25 Australian Catholic University Ballarat campus students will take on their own challenge abroad.
The nursing/paramedicine and education students will head to Thailand on a Challenges Abroad trip, which is for people wanting to do charity volunteer work.
Student Tess Drake said they would stay in Chiang Mai for two weeks, helping with immunisations and teaching basic first aid in medical clinics in the first week.
During the second week, the students will work in primary schools, teaching disease prevention and handwashing in the mornings, and first aid in secondary schools in the afternoons.
“It’s more than just an experience. It gives you the chance to practice your skills in a health environment,” Ms Drake said.
“It’s also the little kids you meet and the impact you have on them. On the last day (of Ms Drake’s last trip), I didn’t want to leave and they didn’t want us to go.”
The students will stay at a volunteer house, with the option of individual travel for a further week.
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