New Colombo Plan: In-Depth Interviews with NCP Scholars on how to apply and make the most of your program

The New Colombo Plan Scholarship This incredible opportunity has been dubbed the most competitive scholarship for Australian undergraduate students and for good reason. The scholarship is a dream come true for many that could see you studying, interning and learning … Read More

Life after the New Colombo Plan Scholarship

When it comes to scholarships for Australian Students, the New Colombo Plan (NCP) is the all-inclusive Indo-Pacific, Asian experience. We’ve heard from many scholars about their transformative study and work stories in the region, but where are they now? Coming … Read More

New Colombo Plan: Asia-bound Scholarship on Steroids

When I began my degree in 2009 a $5000 overseas travel grant from the Australian Government seemed like a pretty good deal to study in China. Five years on and the stock in Asia-bound scholarships has skyrocketed. They are now … Read More

Rose Vassel New Colombo Scholar’s first impressions of Taiwan

  In 2014 Taiwan entered the Australian Government’s New Colombo Scholarship program. Asia Options is delighted to invite Rose Vassel to shed light on her experience as the first Taiwan Fellow. In June of this year, I escaped a bitterly … Read More

An Austrade Internship in South Korea: The Perfect Experience for the Inexperienced

Whether you aspire to become an expat in Korea for your post-university career, or you want to gain work experience abroad, an internship with Austrade in Seoul is the perfect experience for the inexperienced. In November 2018, I completed a … Read More

Going Green in Incredible Indonesia: My Internship with Greeneration Foundation

When I reflect on my three months in Indonesia, unexpectedly cut down from the six I had planned due to the pandemic, my fondest memories are all somehow related to my internship with an environmental advocacy NGO: Greeneration Foundation. Studying … Read More

5 Reasons You Should Apply for AIYEP

Applications for the Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program close on September 20! Asia Options contributor Jesse Dass went through the program and he writes here why you should apply as well. The Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) is an annual … Read More

Post-COVID optimism: why Laos is an up-and-coming destination for aspiring Aussie exchange students

Laos has never been a popular education destination for student exchange programs as many favor bustling cities and better known countries. However, the pandemic has forced exchange students to consider the benefits of going to a lesser known destination. Being … Read More