Sophie Awatere

Sophie Awatere

Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Latin America, iWinterMX Global Business Programme


Kia ora e hoa, ko Sophie toku ingoa e ko ngāti porou toku iwi. I am a second-year BCom student majoring in Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and Management. 

I’ll be spending my summer in sunny Mexico, engaging in the culture and focusing on the exchange of business initiatives between indigenous cultures. For me, the kaupapa behind this scholarship opportunity focuses on gaining an understanding of Latin American cultural innovation. 

I’m excited to throw myself into this journey and make some friends along the way. Ngā mihi mahana, I look forward to sharing my experience with you!

  • el fin

    The multitude of experiences, enjoyment, and excitement this trip provided for me was totally worth the 15-hour flight back home (it wasn’t pleasant). Leon and Monterrey were both crazy in entirely different ways – Leon was more of an exciting, adrenaline-inducing experience with fairs and swimming, while Monterrey was more formal with goodbyes, celebrations, and…Continue Reading el fin

  • querétaro & queso

    Our journey from Mexico City to Querétaro was a rather arduous one. Although we were only on the bus for a couple of hours, everyone wanted to sleep after the full day that we had but I still had study to do and the blog to write. However, when we got to Queretaro the entire…Continue Reading querétaro & queso

  • new year, new country

    A foreign country is such an experience, and the travel there was no different. We flew through Sydney and Los Angeles in order to get to sunny Mexico, which took a lot out of us and really brought us closer together as a team – the delays, missing flights and luggage caused us to have…Continue Reading new year, new country