Alumni Stories - Ākonga o mua

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Asia - Āhia

 Mabel Ye

“Being an international student is a chance to live in a new country, meet new people, try different food and explore new places every weekend.” –  Not sure about applying? Mabel Ye shares her PMSA experience and busts some common myths about study abroad.


“My seven weeks in Taiwan has changed my life, inspired new career and life goals and given me tools to fuel my aspirations as a choreographer and diplomat.” – Xavier Muao Breed is a Master of Dance Studies student who received a PMSA to undertake research in Taiwan.

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In 2017, 20 fashion, textile and business students from Massey University spent six weeks in New Delhi, India to study sustainable fashion business.

Previous PMSA recipients 

  Scholarship recipients - June 2019
  Scholarship recipients - August 2018
  Scholarship recipients - March 2018
   Scholarship recipients - September 2017
    Scholarship recipients - March 2017
  Scholarship recipients - September 2016
  Scholarship recipients - March 2016
  Scholarship recipients - September 2015
  Scholarship recipients - March 2015
  Scholarship recipients - September 2014
  Scholarship recipients - March 2014
  Scholarship recipients - December 2013

Latin America - Amerika ki te Tonga

Eve Bain in Colombia

“I have improved my Spanish so much that I am fairly fluent, and have learnt a lot about the history and culture of Colombia.” – Eve Bain spent 2017 on an exchange in Colombia. 


“I have travelled all over South America, learned about international business, became almost fluent in Spanish and made good friends… I would advise anyone considering something like this to investigate what’s out there.” – Stuart Robinson is spending two years in Colombia studying business. Click here to read about his highlights so far.

 Massey in Colombia

 "I have absolutely loved this trip, it has been a very amazing and humbling experience.” – 12 students from Massey University loved their four-week exchange in Colombia.

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Madeline Furness spent most of 2017 in Chile, empowering communities through her volunteer work for Engineers Without Borders.

Previous PMSLA recipients: 

Scholarship recipients - June 2019
Scholarship recipients - August 2018  
Scholarship recipients - April 2018
Scholarship recipients – October 2017
Scholarship recipients – April 2017
Scholarship recipients – October 2016

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