Dozens of students to benefit from New Colombo Plan

Tuesday, 27 September 2016  @Business School

UNSW Business School students will be offered education and work-integrated-learning programs in China, India and across Asia with help from the 2017 New Colombo Plan (NCP).

The Business School was successful in attracting a significant amount of the total $1,184,700 which was awarded to UNSW Australia. The money will be used to enhance the Global Business Practicum by adding India as a destination, supplementing existing courses in Jakarta, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Shanghai, as well as continuing support for the Social Entrepreneurship Practicum. These courses give Business School students a unique opportunity to gain international understanding, exposure and workplace skills that are considered highly desirable by many future employers.

The NCP is a partnership between the Australian Government, universities and the private-sector that provides students with the direct experience of living, studying and undertaking work placements overseas. The New Colombo Plan provides an opportunity for an integrated learning program, and a well-rounded student experience for current and future Business School students.

Student mobility is an important component in the Business School’s strategic focus on two-way engagement with Asia, and will continue to be a focus in the integration with our 2025 Strategy. Ten students will be funded ($7000 each) to go to on semester-based exchange as part of the Asia Business Leaders Program. The Indian program, which will run for three years, will offer $3,000 to 16 students a year to support an internship. Ongoing funding will support students taking part in the Global Business Practicum, the Social Entrepreneurship Practicum and the First Year Immersion China program.

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