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

From studying Hiragana to cloud computing in Tokyo at HDE with Simon Lacis

The vibrant, bustling district of Shibuya is famously known as the home to Japan’s busiest intersection, latest fashion frenzy and the statue of Hachiko. But lo and behold, hidden among the abundance of neon signs, restaurants and clothing stores, this district also … 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

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

Australia Indonesia Youth Association (AIYA) – Getting 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

Australia-China Young Professionals Initiative

The Australia-China Young Professionals Initiative (ACYPI) is the premier platform for young professionals to engage with the Australia-China relationship. Through events in Australia and China, ACYPI connects young professionals to significant commercial, political and academic leaders, and provide networking opportunities across … Read More