The New Colombo Plan is a signature initiative of the Australian Government that aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific region by supporting Australian undergraduates to undertake long-term study, language study and an internship or mentorship in the Indo-Pacific region.
This year Scope Global supported 250 scholars across all phases of the program. This included supporting 190 scholars, and placing scholars in 226 internships and mentorships across 24 host locations including Indonesia, China, Singapore and South Korea.
A major highlight was welcoming the first Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Fellow after the initiative was launched at the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit. This annual fellowship supports an Australian undergraduate whose scholarship focuses on Australia’s engagement with the ASEAN region.
Our team was delighted with feedback received from scholars: 95% of scholars rated the overall quality of our support services as ‘Good’ or ‘Excellent’, and commentary frequently included praise for our employees efficient, friendly and highly responsive support.