The Eden Travel International Design Award

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The Eden Travel International Design Award provides one undergraduate student award winner with a two-week internship at ZandraRhodes Design Firm in London, England. 

My time in London, England with Zandra Rhodes was a life changing event! My two weeks there were my first abroad experience and I really learned a lot. Working at Zandra Rhodes allowed me to learn about print design and screen printing as well as exercise my organizational skills thanks to Eden Travel!
— Jordan Stover, Buffalo State, 2019

The award provides for the following expenses: 

  • Airfare (round-trip from USA to London) 

  • Accommodations (apartment space is usually available if student commits early; but not guaranteed). 

Award information/criteria is as follows: 

  • Undergraduate students applying for the Eden Travel International Design Award must be enrolled in a fashion design or product development program, which has a current ITAA member on the faculty. 

  • Recipients must use their award within one year of notification.

  • Each school/university may sponsor only one applicant per year.

  • The student must have completed a minimum of two years of a fashion design or product development program before applying. 

  • The student applicant must have at least one term to complete at the sponsoring school/university after participating in the two-week internship at Zandra Rhodes Design Firm in London, England. 

  • The award recipient will be notified before the Fall term of each year.

Working with Eden Travel is a seamless and enjoyable process. They provide us with high quality work-abroad students who contribute and develop their skills greatly in the company and become one of the team in their short stay’s with us.
— Kelly Robinson, Studio Manager, Zandra Rhodes

Eden Travel Design Internship Programmes (ET DIP)

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Internship programmes designed specifically for and in conjunction with Massey University and Auckland University of Technology.

Our programmes are designed to provide students the opportunity to spend time exploring the design industry in different countries and to build connections that will last a lifetime.

Prime Ministers Scholarship for Asia

The Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia (PMSA) is a programme funded by the New Zealand government and administered by Education New Zealand.


The scholarship aims to:

  • strengthen New Zealand’s ability to engage with key Asian trading partners

  • improve the international skills of the New Zealand workforce

  • improve the internationalisation of New Zealand tertiary institutions

  • increase international understanding of the strength and quality of New Zealand's education system

  • establish connections between New Zealand and other countries through participants building lifelong friendships and networks

  • strengthen New Zealanders' understanding of other cultures

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) partnered with Eden Travel in June 2018 to offer unique academic, cultural, and practical experiences in Asia for New Zealand students. Along with Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand, we were successful in receiving a New Zealand Government grant to send students for a month-long programme in early 2019. The feedback from the students were extraordinary, and as a result we are submitting additional proposals for late 2019 / early 2020.

Eden Travel are an absolute pleasure to work with, and we will continue to work closely with them to develop wonderful experiences in Asia for our students.
— Kenneth Holt, International Programmes Manager, AUT University


In addition, some of the companies that we work with offer students additional scholarship opportunities.

An example of this is Redress, who organise the largest sustainable design award globally.