Aishlin Murphy

Aishlin Murphy

Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Latin America, Indigenous Rights & Histories in Brazil


Hi! Welcome to my 360 blog!

My name is Aishlin! I just finished my second year of a Bachelor of Global Studies/Bachelor of Communication conjoint. In my BGst, I major in Global Politics, Human Rights, and Māori. In my Bachelor of Communication, I major in Communication and Social Change. 

I applied to the PMSLA Indigenous Rights and Histories programme in Brazil with campus B. I was interested in this programme as it is an area I am incredibly passionate about and interested in. 

I am looking forward to the opportunity to learn about indigenous Brazilian culture and broaden my understanding. I am also looking forward to the unique opportunity to bring this knowledge back to Aotearoa and use it to advocate for and advance indigenous rights and histories here. 

I can’t wait to explore Brazil, meet new friends, and have the experience of a lifetime.

  • Leaving Brazil!

    Our time in Brazil is officially coming to a close. After three and a half weeks, I feel like I have finally settled into the Brazilian way of life and now have to prepare myself to go home. This trip has been incredibly educational, and I am excited to compile this information for our final…Continue Reading Leaving Brazil!

  • A Brief Trip to Ubatuba

    On Saturday the 28th, we checked out of our hotel in Sao Paulo and boarded the crowded bus to head to Ubatuba. The drive was incredibly long, but it was worth it once we began to descend down the mountains and see the beautiful coastline. We then checked into our hostel and were able to…Continue Reading A Brief Trip to Ubatuba

  • First Week in Brazil!

    Since touching down in Sao Paulo on January 20th (Jan 21st NZ time), I have been challenged, inspired, and thankful.  As someone with little travel experience, I was expecting to be challenged by Brazil and this programme. I knew I would be challenged in the sense that I was far from home and my support…Continue Reading First Week in Brazil!