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

Pyeongchang 2018: Aussie volunteers, engineers, Paralympics and the future of Gangwon

Pyeongchang 2018 The 2018 Winter Olympics will forever be remembered as a significant milestone in Inter-Korean relations, with the two Koreas still technically at war marching together under a united flag, but there was much more to it than politics. … 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

Rose Vassel New Colombo Scholar’s first impressions of Taiwan

  In 2014 Taiwan entered the Australian Government’s New Colombo Scholarship program. Asia Options is delighted to invite Rose Vassel to shed light on her experience as the first Taiwan Fellow. In June of this year, I escaped a bitterly … Read More

Lachlan Haycock: How my research led to scholarships in Indonesia and further opportunities

  Study doesn’t always remain study. Study can lead to valuable work and research opportunities – and gaining research experience can enhance study grant and scholarship opportunities. At least, that’s what I found; as a result of my undertaking an … Read More

“Indonesia-crazy” Emma Roberts on why you should learn Indonesian

Anyone who knows me today would describe me as “Indonesia-crazy” and they have good reason to do so; I travel to Indonesia more often than anywhere else and when I’m not here, I spend most of my time telling everyone … Read More

Study experience in Eastern Indonesia

  First published at 3:51pm, February 28, 2014 on The Australian,  ‘Rich insights on Indonesia’s periphery’ The flames of the woodfire pit lick upwards towards the low ceiling in the dim murkiness of the grass thatch hut, locally referred to as the … Read More