Chiropractic students from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (R.M.I.T.) visited the Australian High Commission on Friday.
They met with Australian High Commission Acting Head of Mission, Amanda Jewell, Senior Programme Manager, Kassandra Betham and Programme Manager, Kilistina Best.
For the past two weeks the students have been operating out of local business Touch of Samoa and are headed back to Australia to complete their studies.
Ms. Jewell spoke with the students on Friday and commended them on choosing Samoa as their overseas placement - rather than in private practices based in Australia.
“We are pleased to hear of Australian students who have volunteered their time and resources to complete their placement overseas,” Ms Jewell said.
“It takes a lot sacrifice and another level of commitment to do a placement abroad, and we thank the students of R.M.I.T. for their valued service.
“Samoa is a unique assignment as there would be a broad case mix of patients that students can enhance and develop their skills further.
“Given the limitation in some capacities we know that the student’s work is greatly appreciated within the local community.”
Ms. Jewell was pleased the students made time to visit the Australian High Commission and informed them of the role that embassies have.
“It is always a pleasure when Australians visit the High Commission, particularly those who are involved in Non-Government Organisations, such as R.M.I.T.,” she said.
“Even though travelers are commuting as students from R.M.I.T., you are still travelling as an ambassador of your country.”
“It is of particular use to visit your Australian High Commission as you will be better informed and have a link to services that you may need as a traveling Australian citizen.”
Australian High Commission is located on Main Beach Road, Mulivai, next to the Catholic Church and opposite the sea wall. Hours of operation are weekdays; Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.