Otago Polytechnic

Three Otago Polytechnic students have won the chance to participate in a start-up business model workshop in China.

April Henderson, Jane Armour-Raudon and Evelyn Barbosa De Araaujo Tenorio will depart Dunedin on 25 November to attend the Sino-New Zealand Model Programme symposium in Tianjin, China. They will be accompanied by Otago Polytechnic's Director Internationalisation, Marc Doesburg.

The three students will join a trio of Chinese students participating in the workshop, which is being held alongside the wider China-NZ Modern Vocational Education Development Forum, now in its fifth year. 

As part of the application process, the students were required to propose a start-up business concept. One of these will be selected for further development during the workshop.

April Henderson says she feels "incredibly lucky" to have been chosen to attend the workshop. "This is an excellent opportunity to gain business culture knowledge," she says. "I feel I have had little experience working with people from different countries so having the chance to immerse myself completely in a new culture is amazing".

"The world is expanding rapidly and understanding other cultures is essential if you wish to succeed in today's world. I would love to report back my learning and experiences to my fellow students to help them on their way in the world."





Published on 20 November 2017

Orderdate: 20 Nov 2017
Expiry: 31 Jan 2018