China: Study

The Merits of Virtual Engagement – Reflections on Attending the 2021 Yenching Global Symposium

Founded in 2014, Peking University’s Yenching Academy provides a rigorous Master’s program for the multidisciplinary study of China and the Yenching Global Symposium (YGS) is an annual, highly competitive, symposium made up of engaging lectures, panel discussions, and interactive sessions addressing both China’s impact … Read More

COVID Update: Where to next for student exchange in Asia for Australian students?

Studying abroad has always been an exciting option for Australian students because it offers them the chance to see the world and also exciting opportunities such as agriculture in Indonesia or volunteering in Japan. Asia is always a popular destination … Read More

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So, would you say you’re fluent? Upskilling your language skills as a Chinese-English translator and interpreter

As bilingual and multilingual young professionals, we often get roped into doing informal translation and interpreting tasks. Read on to find out how you can formalise your Chinese-English language skills as an accredited translator and interpreter in Australia, and why … Read More

Yenching Scholars Program: What is it and What Makes it so Great?

What is it? The Yenching Academy is a fully-funded, two-year Masters-level scholarship program for both Chinese and international students, based within Peking University, Beijing. Jointly funded by the China Scholarship Council and the University itself, the program aims to attract … Read More

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

Mangold Study Abroad Scholarships: Study in China, Japan or Indonesia

Australians are blessed with a wide variety of scholarships to study in Asia and Victorians, in particular, are spoilt with both the Victorian Government Hamer Scholarship and the Mangold Study Abroad Scholarship programs. Whereas the Hamer Scholarship is aimed more at young … 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

Why 6am and daily morning rituals is key to learning a language

  Working 9-6 every day in Beijing and the 40-minute commute to and from work, alongside half a dozen other weekly commitments doesn’t augur well for language study. After leaving Seoul six months ago, my Korean language skills have dropped off dramatically … Read More