Nur Vela Was

Nur Vela Was

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


大家好!My name is Hine Vela, and I am currently in Tainan at NCKU taking part in the Chinese Language Exchange. I am in my second year at the University of Auckland studying a Bachelor of Global Studies, with a focus on Global Politics and Human Rights and Chinese.

I enjoy exploring around different cities and learning about the culture entrenched within the different cities themselves. I am very lucky to be able to make the most of the beautiful city of Tainan, with its beautiful architecture, artistic streets, and rich cultural heritage.

I hope you all enjoy going on this journey with me as I write about my experience on this language-learning adventure!

  • Some final takeaways

    I have now been back in our beautiful Aotearoa for a few weeks and have finally been able to wrap my head around my thoughts to write this final reflection.  Coming back was not as much of a culture shock as I expected. It was almost as if I had never left. I was lucky…Continue…

  • Visiting 台北 and return to 纽西兰

    Hello, and welcome to my final blog!  The last time we left off, I had managed to visit the dentist in 台湾。 That is no easy feat.  Afterwards, we were lucky enough to be able to visit an Indigenous Elementary School in the mountains. This was an amazing experience, where we were able to teach them about…Continue…

  • *alexa play teeth by lady gaga*

    January 16th 2022 10:02 AM 大家好! The last few weeks have been exciting and busy. Tomorrow, we leave to go to our elementary school service project. This will be our last activity for the trip. Before I move on, I would like to thank 360 international, Education New Zealand, the NCKU Chinese language centre, and…Continue…