Communications & Media

Students broaden their horizons overseas

Five University of Tasmania students from a variety of fields of study will further their experiences internationally as part of the recently announced 2019 New Colombo Plan National scholarship round.

The full details of the University of Tasmania recipients are:

Bethany Green (Fellow): Bachelor of Media (Honours), Diploma of Languages (Mandarin).

Bethany will study Media and Cultural Studies at Shih Hsin University, Taiwan. She plans to undertake internships with a foreign correspondent such as BBC Taiwan and a regional news/media organisation.

Grace Williams: Bachelor of Law/ Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy).

Grace will study Language and Legal Studies at Atma Jaya Catholic University, Indonesia. She plans to undertake an internship with PEKKA, a Women’s Empowerment Organisation.

Mika Bighin: Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science

Mika will study Environmental and Cultural Studies at Hokkaido University, Japan.  She plans to undertake an internship within the University’s Chemistry Department.

Samantha Climie: Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Laws

Samantha will study Language Studies, International Relations and Political Science at Sophia University, Japan. She plans to undertake an internship with an NGO in the field of sustainability or humanitarian issues.

Lachlan Tucker: Bachelor of Biotechnology and Medical Research (Honours)/Bachelor of Philosophy.

Lachlan will study Medical Studies at Taipei Medical University, Taiwan. He plans to undertake an internship within Taipei Medical University’s research lab or an affiliate hospital.

Now in its fifth year, the New Colombo Plan is aimed at helping Australian undergraduates develop a deep understanding of the Indo-Pacific and equipping them with the cross-cultural skills needed to succeed in a region seen as crucial to Australia's prosperity and security.

Published on: 10 Dec 2018 11:50am