Destinations and placements

In 2018 Go Global will be partnering with host sites in Cambodia, China, India and Vietnam. To find out more about each placement just click on the country tabs below.

Cambodia The Go Global program has been operating in Cambodia since 2012 and we are very proud of the contribution students have made to the local community.

The Go Global program has been operating in Cambodia since 2012 and we are very proud of the contribution students have made to the local community. As the placement progresses the students become increasingly independent and can begin to identify clients who require specific treatment that they are capable of providing or initiate health promotion sessions. We are fortunate to have partnerships with five host sites in North West Cambodia which include World Mate Emergency Hospital, Physical Rehabilitation Centre, Military Handicap Development Centre, Military Regional Station no.4 Hospital and Grace House Community Centre.

Students will have the opportunity to interact with clients whose main presentations include things like large bone fractures, amputations, brain injury, and rehabilitation needs. Students may also be involved in presenting education sessions and workshops. This is a challenging placement and students need to be able to rely on their clinical and theoretical knowledge whilst also relying on their peers and the local staff for advice and assistance.

China Go Global China has partnerships with Hua Shan Hospital and Sunshine Rehabilitation Centre in Shanghai.

The Go Global program partners with the Centre for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS) who run an internship for young adults, providing training on leadership, critical thinking, personal development, volunteer management and social entrepreneurship. One of these sites is the Hoa Binh Centre for Social Protection which Go Global has been sending students to since July 2016. The placement provides students with the opportunity to gain exposure to a wide range of conditions making this a challenging and rewarding experience. As the concept of allied health is only just emerging in Vietnam, the Go Global program provides an innovative service and opportunity for residents and staff to improve their access to healthcare.

This placement will challenge students beyond the parameters and hours of a traditional setting and will provide opportunities for development of initiative, flexibility, team work and creativity.

India Go Global partners with Society for Education, Village Action and Improvement (SEVAI), an organisation which coordinates a number of rural development programs throughout Southern India.

Go Global partners with Society for Education, Village Action and Improvement (SEVAI), an organisation which coordinates a number of rural development programs throughout Southern India. Students work primarily with SEVAI’s schools including SEVAI Shanthi School and Pazhassi Raja Tribal School.

The overarching goal of this placement is to build the capacity of the students, local staff and families to address and advocate for their own health needs. Access to healthcare and education is limited in this rural community, so Go Global aims to provide assistance and education to empower and enable the community to achieve desired health outcomes.

Vietnam The Go Global program partners with the Centre for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS) who run an internship for young adults, providing training on leadership, critical thinking, personal development, volunteer management and social entrepreneurship.

Go Global Vietnam works in partnership with Center for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS) which has far reaching involvement in development and empowerment of poor, disabled and remote rural communities through education and engagement. CSDS harnesses inclusion of local supporters and international volunteers in realising its goals. They recognise its involvement with our teams offers invaluable support, with enhancement of education in Vietnamese culture and history. Students will go as a complete team to the Hoa Binh Centre for Social Protection, located in the Ky Son District, Hoa Binh Province, about 140km Northwest of Hanoi. This is a rural and mountainous area.

Hoa Binh was set up in 1992 and houses approximately 125 people who may be homeless and unable to live independently, physically and or cognitively disabled, and also orphans, including infants and very young children. It serves a very poor community.

This placement therefore provides the interprofessional Go Global students with the opportunity to work with a very deserving and needy community and get exposure to wide range of difficulties, making this a challenging and rewarding experience. As the concept of allied health is only just emerging in the Vietnamese health system, students will provide a valuable opportunity for the residents and staff to access the expertise that Go Global can bring.

Students will be accommodated in the nearby town. They will spend their days on site alongside the residents and will experience immersion in the routines, lives and culture of the community. This placement will challenge students beyond the parameters and hours of the traditional setting and will give opportunities for development of initiative, flexibility, team work and creativity. It will provide both clinical and community roles, and the experience of the community as the client.

The team will spend three days in Hanoi on arrival where they will enjoy the exuberant city life, and also intensive cultural orientation by CSDS. A weekend tour of Mai Chau has been arranged, and students will be allowed to travel and explore on the remaining two weekends, to give them the Vietnam context. This placement is for students who are up for a highly challenging and “out of the box” experience.

“There are wonderful lessons to be learned from the organised sense of industry and community of the Vietnamese people. The dignity of working and contributing at any level is highly therapeutic and gives abandoned and disabled people dignity, purpose and also close social and emotional connection. Go Global Vietnam truly gives students the opportunity to view the community as the client.”

Nicki Hurwitz, Go Global Vietnam Coordinator, 2015