Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia, Reimagining India Study Tour
Kia ora! My name is Claire, and I study Law and Science, majoring in Geography and Environmental Science. My family is from Korea, but I was born and raised here in Tāmaki Makaurau.
I have strong interests in global development, sustainability and community involvement, so the Reimagining India programme sounded like an amazing opportunity to further develop these passions! This experience will no doubt also challenge my perspectives, and I’m excited about the new knowledge I’ll gain and be able to share.
I’m really looking forward to exploring a new country with new and like-minded people and constantly being inspired by what’s happening around me. Of course, I’m also looking forward to the food, especially all the different fruits! I hope my time in India will help how I understand our history and future here in Aotearoa.
People say life is about the journey, not the destination. With over 60 hours of the past 6 weeks being spent on a bus travelling between cities, we’ve learnt how to make the most of the time resting and reflecting on the exciting things we’ve seen and experienced. With destinations like the Taj Mahal, the…
My childhood is filled with memories of tramping in the Waitākere Ranges and constantly being surrounded by nature. This led to an inevitable love for our outdoor environment and being involved in different environmental and sustainability groups such as Generation Zero, The Sustainable Future Collective and Forest and Bird Youth. Seeing the scale and diversity…
There are an infinite amount of words to describe our first week in India, but one that comes to mind after exploring the streets of Pondicherry is colourful. From vibrant greens to rich golds and bright whites, we’ve been surrounded by every colour on the spectrum in our adventures in Pondicherry and Auroville. Pondicherry is…