Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours) student Jacinta Lo Nigro was the first recipient of the Milan-Melbourne Exchange Program Scholarship, which she described as a once in a lifetime experience.
“There’s no real equal to being able to study design in Milan. My aim is to improve my skills, network and just take everything in. A lot of my previous work has been influenced by my Italian heritage and, more often than not, subtly represents what I have absorbed as cultural philosophy. There is a lot of inspiration to be found here, I think it’s just a matter of channelling it into my work.
“My Italian heritage also made the application about a personal journey towards something I had never thought attainable without the Scholarship, I can guarantee that it would have taken me many more years to be doing what I am right now. Even though I am here for studies, there is still so much that would have not been possible without the support and I am ever grateful for that.
“Having the ability to really experience the world is something that has no limit to its value. I know for a fact that as a person, there is no way that I can avoid growth within this experience and for that, I am thankful.”