Issue 8
Monday, 23 May 2016
Charles Darwin University
Law student Ben Daetwyler is off to Jakarta
Law student Ben Daetwyler is off to Jakarta

Students go global with scholarship

By Katie Weiss

Charles Darwin University is helping students to complete part of their course assessments in overseas destinations.

A CDU scholarship was recently awarded to two higher education students to assist with their tuition fees and travel costs while completing study programs in various regions of Asia.

Bachelor of Laws student Ben Daetwyler said the scholarship would assist him to undertake an intensive two-week unit on “Transnational Organised Crime from the Indonesian Perspective” at the University of Indonesia, Jakarta.

Ben said he hoped the trip later this year would help him to network and to strengthen his knowledge about Indonesia, including its cultural and legal systems.

“As a student, I think it is important for us to understand the different legal systems and cultures of regions that are geographically close to us,” he said.

Ben said he would consider working overseas in the legal profession after graduation.

Bachelor of Engineering student Shane Reynolds also received the scholarship, which recently assisted him to undertake an eight-week industry placement at Aurecon Singapore as part of his degree.

“It was an amazing experience. The Aurecon office was super busy with many projects on the go so I was able to make lots of valuable contacts in the industry,” Shane said.