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Jocelyn Chan

Class Year: 2021

Scholarship: Asian Exchange

University: The Australian National University

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: ACT

Focus Area

Australia-Asia ties

Jocelyn Chan

Class Year: 2021

Scholarship: Asian Exchange

University: The Australian National University

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: ACT

Focus Area

Australia-Asia ties

Biography

I have always aspired to build bridges of understanding between people of different backgrounds. This led to my passion for community development and intercultural understanding, and decision to study a Bachelor of Asian Studies.

 

As a Chinese Australian having studied in India, Japan, Taiwan and the US, I enjoy learning about the nuances of different societies and cultures and hope to apply this knowledge to better understand the pressing challenges of our world. Some of my interests include the ongoing effects of colonialism, consequences of globalisation and the value of traditional knowledge.

 

During my exchange, I hope to learn how multicultural nations can fully embrace the benefits of diversity and maintain racial harmony, and help strengthen cultural and business links between nations. 

 

I also love to challenge myself as a former Australian figure skating representative and active volunteer at university. I speak fluent Japanese and Chinese, and am learning Hindi.

Skills & Expertise

  • Intercultural understanding
  • Globalisation in Asia
  • Community development
  • Diaspora identity
  • Decolonisation

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