In early January 2016 I will be based in Hong Kong representing Curtin University at Hong Kong Polytechnic University specializing in the field of Fashion Design.
The New Colombo plan is an extraordinary initiative by the Australian Government, created in efforts to strengthen Australia’s relationship with and towards the Indo-Pacific region. I whole heartedly believe the future of many industries, particularly that of fashion lies within the opportunities available to Australian’s within the Indo-Pacific Region. For me these opportunities will include continuing my studies into computer aided fashion technologies and the opportunity to intern and study trade possibilities between both Australia and Hong Kong.
This scholarship will also give me an opportunity to fully immerse myself within the Hong Kong culture and way of life. Something that is incredibly important to me as I intend to look at possible business opportunities in and around Hong Kong for the future.
I intend to learn both Cantonese at a conversational level and eventually Mandarin in a professional business context.