Emilia Skelton

Emilia Skelton

Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia, Chinese Language Study Abroad


你好,我是艾米丽 (Emilia)! I have just completed my second year at the University of Auckland studying Global Studies majoring in International Business and Chinese and Arts, majoring in French and Economics. 

I’ve been learning Chinese for the past seven years and am incredibly grateful to have this amazing opportunity to practice and develop my language skills. I’m looking forward to experiencing the amazing culture Taiwan has to offer and getting the most out of the trip, including eating as much delicious food as I can! 

In the future, I hope to have a job in International Business and Relations, specifically Diplomacy, and I believe the knowledge and experience I gain from this trip will help immensely!

  • A Reflection on my time in Tainan

    We have safely made it back to New Zealand, landing in Auckland just before the International Airport was completely flooded; so very grateful for that! Being back at home has been great, getting to catch up with friends and family and tell them all about the incredible time I had in Taiwan. All of the…Continue…

  • The Tainan 語伴 Experience

    Now that the we have officially left Tainan and the majority of us are enjoying our last week in Taipei, I’ve had the chance to look back on our 6 week programme at NCKU. It’s so crazy to think that we’ve completed the programme when it seems like only yesterday that we were arriving in…Continue…

  • A Winter(?) Christmas in Tainan!

    I don’t know about you but when I imagine celebrating a Winter Christmas, my mind immediately goes to snow, hot chocolate by the fire and ice skating, however Winter Christmas in Tainan was definitely not that! First of all, Christmas isn’t widely celebrated in Tainan and isn’t a public holiday so in the days leading…Continue…