The “New Columbus Plan” is an important plan of the federal government in 2014. The plan is to increase the awareness of the region by subsidizing Australian university undergraduates to study and intern in the Indo-Pacific region. With the substantial increase in financial support of the New Columbus Plan, hundreds of Central Queensland University students will go to countries in the Indian Ocean-Pacific region for short-term studies or internships next year.
It is understood that the New Columbus Plan provides more than 1.4 million to Central Queensland University AUD financial support, compared to 2017, overall financial support increased by 213% and student project financial support increased by 187% in 2018. This funding will enable 273 students from Central Queensland University and another 151 from other universities Of students participate in this short-term study abroad program led by Central Queensland University.
Tutoring at Central Queensland University
The multi-disciplinary project cooperation between Central Queensland University and China will promote the development of friendship cities, such as the city of Bundaberg and Nanning, where Guangxi University, a partner university of Central Queensland University, is located.
Group photo of students from Central Queensland University
Professor Scott Bowman, President of Central Queensland University, pointed out that thanks to the “New Columbus Plan”, students have the opportunity to stay away from the “comfort zone”, challenge their own inherent concepts and understand other different cultures, while People showed their talents and skills.
Central Queensland University implements “New Columbus Plan”