Mai Ly

Mai Ly

Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia, Reimagining India Study Tour


Hi all, I’m Mai, and I’m currently studying at Victoria University of Wellington, majoring in History and International Relations with a minor in Political Science. 

I applied for the Indo-Genius Reimagining India Tour as I am fascinated by the cultural differences between India and New Zealand.  Alongside this, the theistic diversity of India is something that incredibly interests me as the balance between religions is not commonly seen. 

I look forward to learning about the varying forms of innovation that can be seen in India and how this connects to Indian history. As a history/IR major, I am generally intrigued by other cultures and their political and cultural backgrounds. Hopefully, at the end of this trip, I will have developed my knowledge and become a better global citizen, increasing my understanding of the world.

  • Final Thoughts and Reflections

    Reflecting on my trip to India, I can confidently say that my knowledge of the country was limited to traditional western views of India. This trip has been life-changing! I’ve met some amazing people and done some amazing things I thought I’d never get the opportunity to do. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to…Continue…

  • Underrated and Unexpected Highlights of India

    Though arguably low on the radar of “Top 10 things to do in India”, Ahmedabad has proven to be a favourite of mine. Hosting a plethora of culture, history and youth, this city has proven to be a favourite of mine as a result. We started off our adventures in Ahmedabad with free time, featuring…Continue…

  • Flying high and flying low in India

    Kia Ora! My name is Mai, and I am on the PMSA IndoGenius Reimagining India study tour!  I have decided to write an overall reflection on this past week and cover some of the major questions and highlights alongside new things I’ve learnt in this short period of time!  Our journey started off with more…Continue…