Issue 8
Monday, 05 June 2017
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Darcy-Rose Marshall recently returned from the Aurora Indigenous Scholars International Study Tour
Darcy-Rose Marshall recently returned from the Aurora Indigenous Scholars International Study Tour

Global tour highlights opportunities

By Leanne Miles

High-achieving Indigenous student Darcy-Rose Marshall has returned from a study tour of some of the world’s most prestigious universities – gaining inspiration for her future study pathway.

Darcy-Rose was one of 19 Indigenous students to take part in the 2016 Aurora Indigenous Scholars International Study Tour for students considering postgraduate studies in the United States or the United Kingdom.

She met with academics and attended lectures and information sessions at schools including travelling to Stanford, Berkeley, Harvard, Columbia, New York University, Cambridge and Oxford.

The Charles Darwin University Psychology (Masters) student said the tour encouraged her growth as a person and opened her eyes to future opportunities.

“The tour opened my eyes to opportunities that may have always been there, but I can now see more clearly they are within my reach,” Darcy-Rose said.

“I really enjoyed the discussions with academics, hearing both points of view I agreed with and some I did not, all contributing to gaining a more holistic idea of what studying overseas may look like.”

She said a highlight of the tour was sitting in an art therapy class at New York University.

“It was great to get an inside experience into what it would be like studying such a course and to see the interactions between teachers and students,” she said.

Darcy-Rose attended the tour with support from CDU’s Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Leadership.