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…

The GIS Taiwan is organised by students from the National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan’s highest ranked university. The symposium hopes to gather together youth leaders from around the world to discuss and debate current events and to put forward their own innovative and forward-thinking ideas about these issues. The program intends for participants, through attending the…

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…

  Asia Options is always on the look out for Asia-active entrepreneurs and self-starters – and with the reopening of the Hamer Scholarship, we thought it was an opportune time to track down Holly Klintworth, a Hamer Scholarship China recipient, in Victoria’s wine heartland. With a glass of red in hand the Hamer alumnus and quintessential…

  The most logical step to finding internships and non-teaching jobs in China is to sift through online job boards or connect with HR recruiters. But for those looking to bypass the competitive online job market, this article looks at how to hack the China job market a less traditional way. These pointers will be especially relevant if your…

  With the huge growth of Mandarin learning and improvements in technology, there are now so many resources to enhance your studies. Although, with an abundance of options it does make it hard to know which tools are best. Well, our friends at Learn Mandarin Now recently interviewed 50 prominent bloggers to gain their feedback on…

  Australia’s own cultural initiative, the Marco Polo Project took an innovative translation concept around the world in 2014 and continues to reach new heights this year. The first Australia-China Festival of Digital Literature in 2014 was the brainchild of Julien Leyre, a recent French migrant to Australia. When Julien first arrived in Australia in 2007,…