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Australian Chinese Lost in Romanticized India
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Australian Chinese Lost in Romanticized India

By Jocelyn ChanI never expected to travel to India in the first place, and I definitely didn’t expect to be excited about an extended stay due to visa issues either.Growing up in a predominately East Asian community, the ‘I found myself in India’ mentality was unheard of. This cliché that one discovers the meaning of life when seeing poverty, is offensive and unrelatable to those from recently developed or developing nations. In fact, for my Chinese parents and relatives, the thought of a young girl studying and travelling in a country they saw as unclean, unsafe and undeveloped was distressing and frowned upon. Despite this, when the New Colombo Plan (NCP) Mobility Program gave me the opportunity to attend the Indian Immersion Program at OP. Jindal Global University, I de...
Get Lost in Taiwan – Experiencing the Vibe of an Exchange Program During the Pandemic
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Get Lost in Taiwan – Experiencing the Vibe of an Exchange Program During the Pandemic

(Picture Credit: Danny Tillotson/Charlie On Travel)By Nanda Blestri JasumaThe world in 2020 will never be the same as it was, and so does education. It may sound insane when you know that you have to go abroad while the situation is getting worse due to the Covid-19. I was fully in doubt when I had to leave Indonesia to fulfill my student exchange program in Taiwan in late February. Imagine being in the place which was only about 100 miles away from Wuhan, the first place where the pandemic took place. It made me nervous. I was wondering all the time whether I was going to go to a worse place. However, the clock is ticking, no matter how hard it takes, our responsibility has to be done properly.Surprisingly, all my worries had disappeared by the time I arrived in Taiwan. T...