Xiao Xia Wang

Xiao Xia Wang

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


Kia Ora! My Chinese name is Xiao Xia, but you can call me Fiona! I am 19, Chinese, and was born and raised in West Auckland of Tāmaki Makaurau. I just finished my 2nd year at the University of Auckland, studying a Bachelor of Law and Commerce.

Reading, hanging out with my friends, and trying new things are all a bit of me! If I were a kitchen appliance, I’d be an air fryer because they’re so versatile, and we love that modern tech #slay.

I’m super excited to explore Vietnam and Vietnamese culture, eat some yummy food, and just be one with the locals.

Follow the blog to see what we get up to in Ho Chi Minh!

  • Exploring Saigon

    After much travel around Vietnam in the past two months, I’ve spent the last week enjoying the last of our trip soaking up exploring the very city that we have been living in – Ho Chi Minh City. It is hard to conceptualise Saigon (HCM) as a whole, but every district comes with its own…Continue Reading Exploring Saigon

  • Vietnamese New Year

    What the Vietnamese call Tet is the celebration of the lunar new year & with Tet began our travels around Northern and Central Vietnam. Our first stop was Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, which was quite the contrast to the humid, hustle-bustle nature of Ho Chi Minh. The city was relatively cold, with more…Continue Reading Vietnamese New Year

  • Vietnam, you are already un”Phở”gettable

    It has been three weeks in Vietnam & I can wholeheartedly say that I wake up eager to explore every single day. I am working as an Intern at NFQ, a global tech company, and the humbleness, hospitality, and genuine kindness amongst all employees have made it a breeze to settle in. In the first…Continue Reading Vietnam, you are already un”Phở”gettable