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

Leah Bramhill and how learning Japanese led to one opportunity after another

  There’s no doubting the popular attraction of Japanese culture and food, and from a young age Leah Bramhill has been hooked on Japan. Leah’s passion for Japan and learning the Japanese language has been a major part of her … Read More

Hopkins Nanjing Center (HNC)

Hopkins Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies Review

The Hopkins Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies (HNC) opened in 1986 as a Sino-US educational collaboration and can still boast to being the only university program in China with academic freedom of speech. Students even get access to a … Read More

hamer scholarship nanjing

Victorian Government Hamer Scholarship China

Jiangsu province has long been a popular study destination for foreign students in China, and the Australian student population in Nanjing has doubled on the back of the new Victorian Government Hamer Scholarship initiative. The Hamer Scholarship is a language and cultural immersion program … Read More

Studying Chinese in a second tier city with Emily Dunn

While Beijing has long been a favourite choice for Australians studying on exchange to learn Mandarin, there is a range of second-tier cities offering a top-notch China experience. Nanjing and Kunming are two popular cities for Australians and Asia Options … Read More

Chuan Tran on Chinese reality dating show Feichang Wurao

  Life is rarely dull lively in Asia as a foreigner and there’s no shortage a of unique opportunities. The advertisement boards of expat websites are ripe with a range of opportunities but sometimes the best opportunities come through personal networks … Read More

From the Big Band competition to working at Asialink, Will McCallum’s story

– Will McCallum’s exposure to Asia began in 2002 after being part of the winning band in the Australian Schools Jazz Band competition. To make the most of the achievement, Will and 18 of his Wesley College classmates devised a three-week tour … 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

Volunteering with the Australia China Youth Association

  From its humble beginnings at the Australian National University in Canberra to a dynamic network of chapters spanning two diverse countries and an annual bilateral dialogue sponsored by DFAT, the Australia China Youth Association (ACYA) has emerged to play a … Read More