Olivia Lowe

Olivia Lowe

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


Hi, my name is Olivia, and I am studying at the University of Waikato on the Tauranga campus. I am studying a Bachelor of Social Sciences and have just completed my first year. 

I applied for this programme because I thought it would be an amazing opportunity to immerse myself in another culture while learning and gaining skills for my future career alongside a group of other like-minded students. 

I am excited to learn more about the people in India and their worldviews and how these differ from those held in New Zealand. I hope this study tour will open me up to many possibilities that will help inspire future career decisions.

  • Jaipur Foot

    As we head into our 5th week here in India one place that has really stood out to me has been an organisation called Jaipur foot. Jaipur foot provides those who have lost their limbs with prosthetic ones, free of charge. People are able to turn up without an appointment and are fitted with a…Continue…

  • First Impressions

    Day five of our six week journey through India starting in the south and heading up to the north. It has already been packed full of all sorts of interesting and wonderful experiences shared with our group of 21 students. Our trip started with a delayed flight resulting in our third flight being missed, so…Continue…