Mitsui Educational Foundation: A Three Week Study Tour of Japan

 

Bowing Deer at Todai-ji Temple

A Bowing Deer at Todai-ji Temple.

Kimono & Tea Ceremony

Kimono & Tea Ceremony.

There is some nervous laughter as we spot the ‘Onsen day’ on our itinerary. Onsen is the Japanese word for hot spring, which is so ingrained in Japanese culture, that it’s something you shouldn’t miss when visiting the land of the rising sun. Bathing suits are banned, and this rule is non negotiable. I can understand why my fellow travel companions are somewhat apprehensive; this level of nudity is not a social norm in Australia. Read more

USLS Learning Journey: Exploring Hong Kong’s Extraordinary Income Gap

Kowloon Bay

The income discrepancy in Hong Kong is truly astounding

“The only source of knowledge is experience.”
– Albert Einstein

The pinnacle event of each year’s University Scholars Leadership Symposium is the “Learning Journey” – a variety of hands on, real-world experiences designed to broaden each delegates perspectives on global humanitarian affairs.

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QUT in Hong Kong: The Sixth University Scholars Leadership Symposium (USLS)

I was fortunate enough to represent Australia, QUT and myself during an amazing whirlwind week in Hong Kong for Humanitarian Affair’s 6th University Scholars Leadership Symposium, which was co-organised with Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU).

Whilst not my first time in Hong Kong, the opportunities afforded to me during the week made it a totally new experience, punctuated by truly inspirational speakers, great friends and eye-opening experiences. Read more

QUT Business on a Global Stage: 6th University Scholars Leadership Symposium

Hong Kong Island

The dynamic Hong Kong Island skyline

 

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

 

When the QUT Business School offered me the chance to visit one of the world’s most famous cities and hang out with student leaders from all over the world, I thought to myself: “God I have a hard life.”

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