Travel Experiences

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This section of the uOttawa Global Health Blog presents student reflections on their experiences while travelling abroad and within Canada. Reflection is an essential part of experiencing global health in a thoughtful and sensitive way.


The Canadian: An Unexpected Journey

by Long Truong

This past summer I decided to go abroad and venture to France to complete a 2-week international elective in Emergency Medicine in Cannes. I was fortunate enough to have found an opportunity through one of my PSD professors who was from France, and as soon as I saw the opportunity I pursued it. Having set up my elective about a month prior to leaving, I didn’t really know what to expect; all I knew was that I wanted to keep working in a french-speaking environment, continue to acquire some clinical skills and experience a new culture. By the end of those 2 weeks, I left with some of the most enriching (and unexpected) experiences of my life, both inside and outside of the hospital!…


Published March 28th 2017