Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Charlotte awarded Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia

16 January 2014

Charlotte awarded Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia


Click for big version.

Charlotte Sheppard will soon be off to South Korea to take part in a summer school programme at Yonsei University.

Charlotte Sheppard is in for a crash course in all things Korean as she heads to Seoul mid-year to begin a six-week summer school programme at Yonsei University.

Charlotte is one of three University of Waikato students selected to study at top education institutions in Asia this year as part of the inaugural Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia (PMSA). In all, 89 New Zealand tertiary students were awarded the PMSA.

The scholarships are for varying amounts, with Charlotte landing $4000 for the Summer Abroad at Yonsei programme. The PMSA covers study periods from six weeks to two years, and aims to enable undergraduate and postgraduate students to gain a deeper understanding of Asia.

“One of the things I’m looking forward to the most is a trip to the demilitarised zone between North and South Korea,” says Charlotte. “I’m keen to experience new things and make the most of being in South Korea.”

For the first half of the programme, Charlotte will study the Korean economy and will be taking part in a beginners’ Korean language course. In the second half of the programme, she will study Korean development as well as taking a beginners course in Tae Kwon Do.

“I’m really looking forward to studying the Korean economy, which I hopes means the North Korean economy as well,” she says.

Charlotte has just completed the third year of her four-year Bachelor of Management Studies majoring in International Management and Economics. She lives in Pirongia and this will be her first trip to South Korea.

Funding for the PMSA of $9 million over five years was provided in Budget 2013 as part of the Government's Internationally Focused Growth Package. The scholarships are managed by Education New Zealand, the lead agency for the promotion of international education.

Applications for round two of the Prime Minister's Scholarships for Asia open this month with final submissions due by 28 March.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: No Longer An Island

Simon Nathan reviews 'Zealandia: Our Continent Revealed': The idea that New Zealand is part of a large submerged continent is not new... There was renewed interest in the extent of offshore New Zealand from the 1970s onwards with the start of offshore drilling for oil and gas, and this was given impetus by a UN agreement which allowed countries to claim an Extended Continental Shelf (ECS). More>>

Art: Simon Denny Recreates Kim Dotcom’s Personal Effects

Who owns what? How has the internet changed our relation to the world? These are two of the many questions Simon Denny raises in the latest exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery, opening on Saturday 4 October. More>>

Theatre: The F Word: Sex Without The 'ism'

Sex without the 'ism' Okay, so the sexes are equal in the eyes of the law. What the F happens now? More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Don’t Eat The Fish

On 'The Catch' by Michael Field What the ecologically edible lists don’t appear to take into account – and they should – is slavery... It’s not an easy read, but it’s definitely near the top of my listicle of “5 Political Books You Must Read This Year”. More>>

ALSO:

Caracals: Small Cats With Big Ears Arrive At Wellington Zoo

Visitors to Wellington Zoo will be able to see New Zealand’s first Caracals in the Zoo’s new Grassland Cats habitat, with a special visitor opening day on Saturday 27 September. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: Classics - Tales From Moominvalley
Can’t speak for the reading end of it but the Moomins ( or maybe the story about Margaret Wise Brown) were the most enjoyable subject to think about and write about during these whole first 50 issues of Werewolf. For that reason – and because the Moomins always reward re-reading – I’ve decided to reprint it. The only added element is a link to an interesting hour long documentary about Tove Jansson. More>>

ALSO:

Repping In The Pacific: All Blacks And Manu Samoa To Play Historic Apia Test

The All Blacks will play Manu Samoa in Apia on Wednesday 8 July next year as part of both teams’ preparations for Rugby World Cup 2015. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news