Emma Uren

Emma Uren

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


Kia ora! My name is Emma Uren, and I’m studying Biomedical Engineering and Psychology. I was born and raised in Auckland under the watchful gaze of Rangitoto, although my ancestors hail from the land of Cornish pasties.

My favourite things include books, ballet, burritos, and thundering rain.

I’ve travelled a lot in Europe, but this will be my first time in India, and I’m really excited to take a small peek into Mumbai – culture, food, language, colours, and sights!

  • Dharavi to Delhi

    Taj time! We had our first opportunity to venture into the north of India with our weekend trip to Delhi and Agra. I was a bit nervous about this trip, because Delhi doesn’t quite have Mumbai’s safety reputation, but luckily we were able to make a solid safety net of sticking together and hiring a…Continue…

  • Deserts & Dreams

    Before I begin, I thought I would impart some of the wisdom I have learnt here. How to cross the road in Mumbai: How to avoid being scammed in Mumbai: Trip to Rajasthan One of the most incredible places I have visited on this trip is the desert near Jaisalmer, a town in the state…Continue…

  • Settling in

    Cat, rat, dog…cow, monkey, crow? I’ve been getting a lot of interesting everyday wildlife here, including squirrels that dart like lizards and even wandering centipedes! In Mumbai, there are heaps of stray cats and dogs on the street (even tiny little grubby kittens!), and it was initially quite a change in mentality for me when…Continue…