Building relationships overseas
After high school, Genevieve spent close to a year in Vietnam and fell in love with the culture and people. During this time, she heard about the New Colombo Plan scholarship opportunities.
“I returned to Australia with the goal of applying to study in Vietnam, with plans to enter the field of behavioural economics,” she says. “This year I was nominated by James Cook University for the NCP scholarship, and am thrilled that I was successful.”
Genevieve will be studying economics and Vietnamese in the Hanoi and Saigon campuses of RMIT University Vietnam, and will also undertake internships at Vietnamese businesses in 2019.
“I believe that Vietnam is an important player in the Indo-Pacific region with a fast growing population and economy, and a strong manufacturing sector,” she says.
“I hope to increase the people-to-people relationships between both countries and help to facilitate business in Vietnam for Australian companies.”