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

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

The Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP)

What is AIYEP? The Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) is an annual program which allows Australian and Indonesian students between the ages of 21-25 to travel to and study within each other’s respective countries. It is a chance for participants … Read More

It’s time to visit the Indian Centre for Australian and New Zealand Studies

    Now is the time to visit the Centre for Australian and New Zealand Studies at Himachal Pradesh University in Shimla. The Centre is rapidly becoming a touchstone for people-to-people contacts between Australia and India. It also doesn’t hurt … Read More

Beginners guide to studying Korean in Australia or outside Korea on a shoestring budget

K-pop, Gangnam style and the recent Korean wave of popular culture have turned the spotlight on the former Hermit Kingdom. The Korean wave has spurned a small but growing band of foreigners learning Korean. However, the Korean language still falls … Read More

Indonesia In Action

  The Indonesia-Australia relationship is extremely important. However, lately it seems as though each month brings fresh controversies highlighting the troubled nature of the national government-to-government relationship. The 2015 Lowy Institute Poll claims that Australians’ feelings towards Indonesia are the … Read More

Absolute Beginners Guide to learning Chinese

China is an absolutely fascinating country and one that will have you hooked from the first taste because of its vibrant and diverse culture, economy and people. However, if you’re serious about engaging with China, you’ll want to learn Chinese. … Read More

How to sell your ‘China experience’?

  A growing number of young Australians are relocating to China to explore the Middle Kingdom’s diverse melting pot of culture and cuisine, to learn Mandarin and to check off the increasingly popular China box on their resume. Trade with China is soaring and Mandarin … Read More

Jonathon Day and taking up the China challenge

  Jonathon Day grew up with holidays to the family beach house in Lorne and riding motorbikes and hunting rabbits in rural Victoria. His family never travelled overseas and life outside of Australia seemed almost an entirely different world. Jono was also … Read More