Aria Todd-Pemerika

Aria Todd-Pemerika

Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia, Global Internship in Vietnam


Kia Ora! My name is Aria, I’m 21 years old and studying towards an Arts & Global Studies Conjoint majoring in Economics, Māori, International Politics and Spanish.

This Summer, I will be interning for Eco Vietnam, a start-up organisation that aims to enhance the efficiency of food waste and recycling practises within the public. I cannot wait to be a part of such an awesome initiative.

I am so grateful to be given this amazing opportunity to experience the beauty of Vietnam!

Ngā Mihi!

  • Weekend Adventures in Vietnam!!

    As an intern, I spend my weekdays at work and exploring Ho Chi Minh city in the evening. However, on the weekends, my new friends and I love to get out of the city and see other sides of Vietnam! It has been really interesting to see how the scenery and lifestyles range so drastically…Continue…

  • Livin’ like a Local

    Xin Chào, and come with me on my day in the life interning in Ho Chi Minh! The lifestyle here has been so fun and exciting. I have appreciated getting into a cute routine with work, socialising and exploring the city. Feeling very grateful! I start my day by waking up in our beautiful apartment….Continue…

  • Celebrating Tet (Happy New Year!)

    Vietnam celebrates their new year, which they refer to as ‘Tet,’ or in other countries, commonly known as the Lunar New Year. Throughout this holiday, we got the time to explore outside Ho Chi Minh City. Let me say, in this past week, I have had some of the most amazing experiences of my life…Continue…