Confucius Institute Student and Young Professionals Study Tour

On tour with the Melbourne Confucius Institute – China Study Tour 2016

  China is big – where do you start? If you want to get a perfectly prepared entree to China, the Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne (CI) has wrapped one up nicely for you in the Student and … Read More

Australia-China Emerging Leaders Summit Sydney selfie

Australia-China Emerging Leaders Summit – Australia Summit 2016 Review

The Australia-China Emerging Leaders Summit (ACELS) is a Summit hosted by the Australia-China Youth Association (ACYA) with a foot in both Australia and China. ACELS began as a formal meeting of minds from the AYCA national executive in Sydney and … Read More


A look into the ACYA Victoria Bilingual Language Competition

With the ACYA Victoria Bilingual Language Competition (BLC) accepting applications for 2016, Asia Options spoke with last year’s winners Maggie Milne and Nell Chan, to hear about their experiences and discuss how bilingual Victorians can put their Chinese language skills … Read More

Antai Global Summer School

A Winter Well Invested: Antai Global Summer School

  Who said Chinese universities only teach language? Given the number of students itching to make a leap into the Chinese business world, business schools may be the perfect package to bridge that gap. Many of these programs fit smoothly … Read More

Two to Three Residency Interview

Two to Three Inside Out – An Artist in Xiamen

After interviewing China Residencies Director, Kira Simon-Kennedy about the Two to Three (二到三) Residency, Asia Options immediately got a hold of Joshua Hoare. In 2015 Josh was one two Australian residents in Xiamen on the Two to Three program. Two to … Read More

Kira Simon-Kennedy China Residencies Interview

Doing Art in China – A WeChat Interview with China Residencies

Kira Simon-Kennedy is a film producer and nonprofit director. She is the the co-founder and director of the online directory China Residencies. China Residencies was founded by Kira and Crystal Ruth Bell in 2013 with the ambition to become “the … Read More

Getting Lost on the Taiwan Nature Treasure Map Program

Getting Lost on the Taiwan Nature Treasure Map Program

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 … Read More