1 September 2017
More Australian Students to visit Solomon Islands in 2018 under prestigious New Colombo Plan
More Australian students will head to Solomon Islands in 2018 to study and undertake work placements under the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan mobility program.
“84 students will take part in four projects in Solomon Islands next year as the New Colombo Plan goes from strength-to-strength across the region,” Australian High Commissioner Roderick Brazier said.
“They will take part in a diverse range of projects, ranging from medical students supporting Kirakira and Atoifi Hospitals, to teaching students helping out in classrooms in Honiara and Savo.”
High Commissioner Brazier said we look forward to welcoming students from Bond University, Australian Catholic University and James Cook University to learn more about the people and the culture of Solomon Islands.
“They will return to Australia with new friendships and connections that will last a lifetime, as well as new perspective on Solomon Islands that will contribute to the relationship between our two countries for decades to come,” High Commissioner Brazier said.
In 2018, Australian students will take part in New Colombo Plan mobility projects in 35 locations across the Indo-Pacific.
The New Colombo Plan is helping the next generation of Australian leaders learn more about the region by supporting students to study and undertake work placements in the Indo-Pacific, complimenting the Australia Awards program, which will send 40 upcoming leaders from Solomon Islanders to study in Universities in Australia and the Pacific region.