Food and beverage supply chain virtual study tour to Shanghai

In 2020, we are launching our first virtual study tour to Shanghai. Over three weeks, up to 12 students and young professionals will have the opportunity to gain on the ground insights into F&B supply chains in one of China's tier one cities.

Participants of the tour will:

  • Come away with knowledge and an understanding of current supply chain practices in the food & beverage sector in Shanghai
  • Have the opportunity to engage and interact with companies and organisations 
  • Be able to develop initial contacts and networks
  • Be able to share experiences virtually as a group

Having dipped their toes in through the online programme, participants will be bettered prepared to engage more deeply with China.

Read more about the virtual study tour here

Te Hononga-ā-Kiwa Māori Business

The purpose of Te Hononga-ā-Kiwa is to increase Māori business capability and awareness and improve Māori business engagement in North Asia. Each year’s programme is developed to facilitate business engagement for Māori tertiary students and businesspeople, and each has a key focus area which has included: primary industry, indigenous development, sports, branding, and cultural tourism.

Applications for a 2020 virtual tour are now live, with a programme of development focused on Taiwan and Japan. To read more and apply click here

To view a video about the programme click here

Māori and Pasifika Scholars to Taiwan

Since 2018, North Asia CAPE has sent a cohort of Māori and Pasifika scholars to Taiwan for a four-week language and cultural immersion programme. During this trip, scholars not only learn Mandarin but also explore the connections between their indigenous Māori and Pasifika roots and the culture and history of the indigenous people of Taiwan.


  • Are New Zealand citizens or permanent residents
  • Can commit to all programme dates
  • Can confidently communicate their whakapapa and/or connection to an urban Māori authority OR their Pasifika heritage
  • Are positively involved in their communities
  • Demonstrate strong leadership potential
  • Show an interest in the connection between indigenous people of Taiwan and Māori or their Pasifika homeland

We are hoping to be able to run this programme in 2021. For more information contact us at

Read about last year's study tour to Taiwan.

Study abroad to Japan

For two years North Asia CAPE has offered 15 fully-funded study tour opportunities to first-year university students of the Japanese language. This enables students to experience first-hand the value of learning Japanese in-country, and encourages them to continue with their language study at University.

This four-week intensive immersion programme is designed to improve students’ language proficiency and deepen their understanding of Japan’s culture through experiencing different cultural activities. Small class sizes and support throughout the programme by qualified Japanese-language instructors create an optimal learning atmosphere.

Throughout the programme, participants learn about Japanese culture and society while improving their Japanese language skills by staying at a homestay.


  • Students must be a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand.
  • Students must have taken at least one core course in Japanese at first-year university level or JLPT N5 with a grade above B+ or equivalent.
  • Available for travel for a four-week period.
  • Students must be endorsed by their tutor or teacher.

We hope to run this programme in April 2021. For more details contact us at:

2019 Ishikawa Japan Study Tour

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