Matt, Rosie and Jack in the rice fields of Tanjong Karang.
Three students from the Australian National University (ANU) are now in the final week of their 6-week studies at HELP University completing a specicially-designed module called Governing Asia: Governance, Institutions and Identity.
Matthew Rogers, Rosie McCrossin and Jack McDermott are International Relations students from ANU who were awarded grants by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade under the New Colombo Plan – a bold initiative of the Australian Government which aims to enhance knowledge of the Indo Pacific in Australia by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and undertake internships in the region.
During their course, the students (joined by ten students from the Faculty of Business, Economics and Accounting of HELP University) attended inter-disciplinary lectures and seminars, took field trips to Sekinchan and Melaka and a visit to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, and were emplaced with NGOs. The result was a unique learning experience of the best that the HELP faculty offered, and an exposure to the unique cultural variety of Malaysia and the rapidly developing economy of Vietnam.
…titled Marching Ants executed in water-colour.