ANU thrilled to be successful in New Colombo Plan Mobility Program

The Australian National University today celebrated news it has been successful in its application for funding under the 2019 round of the New Colombo Plan Mobility Program.

ANU has received more than $700,000 which will support 182 students to participate in 17 mobility projects across the Indo-Pacific in 2019.

Additionally, ANU is the lead university in the consortium bid for funding for 10 more students to be involved in the program.

ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt said the Government’s New Colombo Mobility Program helped Australian universities strengthen their relationships with international education partners.

“The program offers magnificent opportunities for students to broaden their horizons, develop a deeper understanding of different cultures and societies, which ultimately makes them more curious, better informed students,” Professor Schmidt said.

The New Colombo Plan Mobility Program provides funding to Australian universities and consortia to support Australian undergraduate students to participate in semester-based or short-term study, internships, mentorships, practicums and research in 40 host locations across the Indo-Pacific region.

Some of the countries ANU students will visit include Singapore, Mongolia, Japan, Vietnam, Korea and Fiji.

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