Record number of UQ students prepare for Indo-Pacific experiences

29 Aug 2017

More than 400 University of Queensland students will have the valuable opportunity to travel to the Indo-Pacific region to gain practical experience next year under the New Colombo Plan Mobility program.

UQ has been awarded a total of $1.7 million in the latest round of funding announced by Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop and Education and Training Minister Simon Birmingham, with $1.36 million enabling 326 students to travel overseas for short-term and semester-long study and work experience.

A further 87 students will travel aboard as a result of $349,500 in continued funding for projects announced in 2015 and 2016.

The New Colombo Plan aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific region by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and undertake internships in the region.

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