1.3.3. DFAT presents: 'Cross cultural learning, interning and future journeys – NCP developments'
Date: Wednesday 7 October
Time: 1:00PM - 2:15PM
Session Type: Panel
Chair: Ms Kate Duff, Assistant Secretary, Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australia)
Cross cultural learning, interning and future journeys – New Colombo Plan developments (1165)
The New Colombo Plan (NCP), a signature initiative of the Australian Government, aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and undertake internships in the region. An expert panel, including university representation, the NCP Secretariat and NCP alumni, will discuss the program’s successful contribution to promoting Australian student mobility and supporting a new generation of Australians to gain relevant cultural understanding and connections through targeted academic and professional engagement in the region. The panel will preview the recently launched NCP internship and mentorship network, established to enhance collaboration between universities, students and private-sector organisations in Australia and the region. NCP alumni will provide accounts of their NCP study and internship experience and the personal and professional benefits of studying and working in the Indo-Pacific. Time will be allowed for Q&A.
Key interest area (KIA): MOB
Ms Kate Duff, Assistant Secretary, Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia
Prof. Nancy Cromar, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), Flinders University, Australia
Ms Louise Dunn, Director, Capability Development, Asialink Business, Australia
Mr Pratul Awasthi, NCP Alumnus, Curtin University, Australia