The New Colombo Plan (NCP) is a signature initiative of the Australian Government which is promoting student mobility by encouraging more Australian students to undertake study and internships in locations across the Indo-Pacific region.
We are excited that in 2017, 118 NCP students will travel to Taiwan. They will join 14 different mobility projects covering a diverse range of disciplines, including Mandarin language, materials engineering and nursing.
This will take the total number of Australian students to visit Taiwan to over 300 since Taiwan joined the NCP in 2015.
If your university is interested in hosting Australian students in 2018, we encourage you to make contact with your partner universities in Australia to discuss opportunities for cooperation.
Internships and mentorships are a hallmark of the NCP. In addition to contributing to a student’s academic qualifications, these experiences offer students the chance to test their skills in real-life situations, gain an insight into an organisation and career path, and build professional networks. By offering internships and mentorships, organisations in Taiwan can connect with talented young Australians who have the desire to make an impact in the region and give them valuable experience in a professional environment.
If your organisation would like to be involved, register your interest, or visit the New Colombo Plan website for more information on the program and the Internship and Mentorship Network. Registration does not require any specific commitment to host interns. Rather, you are simply indicating your willingness to be contacted by Australian universities and their students to explore mutually beneficial internship and mentorship opportunities.
For further information about the New Colombo Plan in general, please visit: http://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/new-colombo-plan/pages/new-colombo-plan.aspx