In a world of anemic economic growth and complete transparency over the professional specs of your LinkedIn contacts, young people are in desperate search for a secret weapon to show on their resume and to cut through the noise. This is especially the case for foreign job seekers in China; where standard career paths are…

  Finding suitable short-term accomodation in China can be challenging, even for the most experienced of China-hands. The language barrier is only a small problem. The bigger challenge is finding accommodation which ticks all the boxes, including affordability, location and a sit-down toilet! Rest assured, Asia Options has done our best to make things easier by bringing you up-to-speed…

  In 2016 Peking University’s Yenching Academy hosted its inaugural Yenching Global Symposium: “China meets the world, the world comes to China”. The four day symposium brought together the best and brightest young China scholars from across the globe for guest lectures with prominent Chinese and international intellectuals and business people, site seeing and networking…

  In July 2016 I was lucky to take a summer exchange subject at Peking University (PKU) in Beijing. I strongly encourage any interested engineering student to apply. The course content is excellent and Beijing is a great city to experience! This post is about the process of getting there, what it is like studying…

Postgraduate study programs in China are growing as a popular choice for international students and for different reasons. These include the drawcard of studying a degree in Chinese, to deepening an understanding of China, laying the foundation for a career built around China and often for receiving a free education! The Chinese Government Scholarship program…

    The New Colombo Plan (NCP) will soon begin accepting applications for the prestigious scholarship. Piero Craney, current NCP scholar for Taiwan, offers his top 8 tips for applying for the New Colombo Plan.   The Written Application Stage 1. Understand the goals of the NCP My advice is to identify an issue and clearly articulate how…

  With the New Colombo Plan (NCP) opening nominations in July for the 2017 Scholarship Program, Asia Options’ Greater China Correspondent, Alice Slevison, sat down with Ryan Cunningham to hear about his experience on the New Colombo Plan in China (Hong Kong). This article looks at the New Colombo Plan, Ryan’s motivations to apply, his experience living in Hong Kong, and his…

Check out the latest version of AddChina to plan your next study stint in China! Asia Options has been thrilled to be involved in the AddChina project as part of an Australian Government grant and we hope you find this resource useful in planning your study adventures in China. The AddChina initiative encourages Australian students…

  The Australia China Emerging Leaders Summit (ACELS) is an initiative of the Australia China Youth Association (ACYA). The Summit began life in 2013 as the ACYA National Conference and has grown from there to become ACELS. In 2016, ACELS was organised for the first time in China and hosted 45 delegates in Shanghai. The objective…

  The Jiangsu Cup is a Chinese Language Speaking Competition held across the world, from Tokyo to San Francisco. The Competition asks contestants to prepare and present a two to three minute speech on Jiangsu with amazing prizes up for grabs. The Jiangsu Cup was launched four years ago by Nanjing University to promote the…

For the past few years the School of Forestry and Resource Conservation at National Taiwan University has run the Taiwan Nature Treasure Map Program for international students. The program is a paid internship for international students to stay in a selected site for one month, and to explore Taiwan’s ineffable beauty from a ‘cultural and…

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