Record number of UQ students prepare for Indo-Pacific experiences

25 Aug 2017

UQ student in India on nursing and midwifery placementMore 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.

UQ students will take part in projects in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, New Caledonia, Samoa, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu and Vietnam.

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