Tess, Give to Change recipient
Fourth year physiotherapy student, Tess, had experienced financial strain throughout much of her degree, but the final year of her studies was proving to be particularly tough.
"The financial burden impacted my ability to focus both mentally and physically and this greatly affected my capacity to apply my physiotherapy skills and knowledge," Tess reveals.
She discovered the Go Global Scholarship, a four-week international student mobility program that offers health sciences students the chance to complete fieldwork placements at partner organisations in Asia as well as financial aid.
"When I first heard about Go Global in 2015 I knew it was an experience I wanted to embrace," she says.
Not only did the scholarship provide much needed financial relief for Tess, it also enabled her to embark on a life-changing journey to Vietnam, where she had the opportunity to provide healthcare to a community in need of assistance.
"I was able to offer support to those who are less fortunate. This experience has provided me with an amazing learning opportunity that I will never forget.
"I will be forever grateful for this journey and I will always treasure the connections and friendships I have made with the community and its people."