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

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My Unforgettable Experience Working In The Japanese Diet During COVID-19

Tyson was one of two fellows apart of the Australian National Universities’ National Parliamentary Fellowship Program. The program saw him working within the Japanese Diet in both the Opposition and Ruling Parties as he researched Japanese Foreign Policy. If you … Read More

Asia Options: 6 Years (and Counting)

As our Asia Options team looks ahead to address the changing global landscape and opportunities in a post-COVID world, Asia Options Co-founders, Mirai Kirsanovs and Olly Theobald, reflect on what’s changed since Asia Options launched in 2014.As our Asia Options team looks ahead to address the changing global landscape and opportunities in a post-COVID world, Asia Options Co-founders, Mirai Kirsanovs and Olly Theobald, reflect on what’s changed since Asia Options launched in 2014.

Former Trade Commissioner Joel Backwell on living and working in Indonesia

Indonesia sits right on Australia’s doorstep, but sometimes it feels like we’re on opposite sides of the world. Apart from sensational headlines about floods and terrorist attacks, or the odd family beach holiday to Bali, our closest Asian neighbour remains … Read More