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Why Singapore?

Penelope F., Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Singapore Management University, Singapore (Semester 1, 2017) The most common question I’ve been asked over the last few months is, “Why Singapore?’ Why did I choose to spend 6 months studying and undertaking an internship there? I could answer…

A week in Hanoi

Who would of thought it could keep getting better. Although a number of us were a little run down and sick, we all managed to still have an amazing week that could not have been possible without the staff and students of Hanoi Medical University. Throughout the week,…

Forever Hungry in Hong Kong

“You may never go hungry in Hong Kong; however, you will feel the perpetual desire to eat being surrounded by delicious food”  As a cultural hotpot, Hong Kong boasts a vast array of cuisines and delicacies unlike anything I have previously seen. If you decide to undertake your academic…

Interning with Japanese Football League

Morgan K, Bachelor Business – International Internship with the Japanese Football League (June – July 2017) New Colombo Plan mobility and internship grant recipient  In the second semester of 2016 I took the opportunity within my BS08 degree to exchange to Rikkyo University, Ikebukuro, Japan.  This study aboard experience…

My Internship Experience

Hi, my name is Tiffanie and I’m scared of sharks, women who wear white pants, snakes, tall people, running out of hand sanitiser, sea cucumbers, crying children, weak handshakes, cane toads, 4s, accidentally swallowing gum, the Caboolture line and my own shadow (no, I’m not scared of spiders…

A Semester in Tokyo

Chanelle J, Bachelor of Business Rikkyo University, Japan (Semester 1, 2016) New Colombo Plan mobility grant recipient My decision to do exchange in Tokyo was influenced by my love of Japanese design and architecture, and also because I was interested to learn more about the culture. I was…

My Singapore Top 5… So Far

Two months into my Singapore exchange and I have certainly been blown away by some of the attractions this magnificent country has to offer! Did you know that you can fit 22 Singapore’s within the Brisbane Region? Yup, 22! So Singapore may be tiny, certainly when compared to…

Touch Down in Singapore!

Well it has officially been three weeks since I touched down in Singapore! Let me quickly tell you just a bit about myself. The names Dana, I am an avid netball and sports fan, action/comedy movie enthusiast, aspiring traveller and dog lover. I am doing a BS08 Bachelor…

Three months in Tuvalu

Kate Donnelly: New Colombo Plan Scholar interning in Tuvalu We took our descent into the tiny capital of Tuvalu twice. The flight from Suva passed quickly enough, until the seat belt sign flicked on. The plane began to sink closer and closer to the gun-metal grey surface of…