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Australia-Indonesia Youth Association (AIYA) – How to Get Involved

The Australia Indonesia Youth Association (AIYA) is an independent youth-led organisation with a vision to connect young Indonesians and Australians to each other and Australia-Indonesia related opportunities. AIYA has active chapters in every Australian state and territory and maintains a … Read More

Rethinking Student Mobility: New Game-changing Report for 2020 and Beyond

The Indo-Pacific Student Mobility Youth Dialogue (IPSMYD) has launched a report that is a game changer for student mobility as we know it. Earlier this year, over 160 delegates alongside 36 facilitators came together, to identify key issues and barriers … Read More

New Opportunities With the IA-CEPA

You’ve probably heard something about the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA), especially if you follow the news surrounding Indonesia. There has certainly been quite a buzz within communities in the Australia-Indonesia space after the agreement entered into force in … 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.

Korean Studies in Australia: An Overview of Undergraduate Offerings

Are you looking to incorporate Korean Studies as part of your university education in Australia? This guide will give you a brief overview of the Australian universities with Korean Studies offerings. Australia has seven universities across five states/territories with established … 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

Becoming a Korea Expert – Leveraging Fellowships and Study Grant Opportunities

If you have an academic interest in the Korean Peninsula and are looking to get in-country study without committing to a full-term degree program under the Korean Government scholarship, there are numerous under-the-radar options for you to consider. In this … Read More

Scott Walker – Venturing beyond the Hermit Kingdom

Both here on Asia Options and at AustCham Korea, Scott Walker is an iconic name within the Australia-Korea space! Formerly AustCham Korea’s youngest Board Member (Director), Scott’s transition from student living off $900 a month to Tourist Australia’s Korea Country … Read More

Rowan Petz on leveraging untapped opportunities in the Korean market

“Seoul is a fast-paced, dynamic city, with everything at your fingertips”. Rowan Petz As is the case for many of us here at Asia Options, Rowan’s Asia story begins with an exchange program at Yonsei University in 2014, which was … Read More