Ten law students off to Asia
15 October 2016
Ten University of Waikato law students have won more than $100,000 in Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia (PMSA) to study in Vietnam.
Law students Georgia Woodward, Ashleigh Parker, Angela Teow, Alaynna Davis, Kate Lunn, Dilshaan Mohanaraj, Campbell Gin, Daniel Coulson, Jadin Hooper and Cameron Blue will spend a total of six weeks in Vietnam; two weeks at the University of Economics at Ho Chi Minh City, and four weeks at Hanoi Law University.
The scholarships cover the students' study fees, travel and accommodation costs.
The trip will give the students an insight into a legal system operating in social, economic and political contexts different to New Zealand.
“I’m looking forward to experiencing a different culture, making new connections and expanding my network,” she says. “It will be interesting to see how the justice system works in another country.”
In the future, Georgia wants to use her knowledge and skills in law and te reo Māori to help her whānau, hapū and iwi.
Prime Minister's Scholarships for Asia (PMSA) are funded by the New Zealand government and administered by Education New Zealand.