The 25-year old student has been awarded $25,000 to undertake a Master in International Public Management at the Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs.
Dylan has a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in International Relations and Modern Languages from Victoria University.
Dylan recently completed a six-month internship in the New Zealand Parliament (as a requirement for his Honours year of study). Earlier this year, he was selected as the most outstanding Parliamentary intern of 2014 and received the Speaker’s Prize from the New Zealand Speaker of the House, The Rt. Hon. David Carter.
“To live and study in Paris – the heart of Europe – is really a dream come true for me,” says Dylan. “I can’t wait to be fully immersed in the language, the culture, and the political environment. Paris is a truly unique place and an ideal location for me to continue my studies.”
Also an accomplished sportsman, Dylan was a swimming instructor and gymnastics coach and was awarded a scholarship by the Gym Sports Association of New Zealand in 2009 to undertake a year-long diploma in leadership training, NGO management and gymnastic instruction in Denmark.
This year’s French Scholar, Sandrine Roy, is studying glaciers at the Natural Hazards Research Centre within the University of Canterbury. Sandrine is a student of the University of Strasbourg and it is hoped that the two Universities can establish a research partnership, with a view to supporting more internships in the future. Sandrine would like to do her PhD in New Zealand.