Overseas travel is on the cards for four high achieving University of Wollongong students who have been awarded the prestigious Federal Government’s 2018 New Colombo Plan (NCP) Scholarship.
Scholarship success for Kate Fuller, Jacqueline Jamieson, Ellen Maddick and Benjamin Zietsch means they now have the opportunity to study, work and live across destinations in the Indo-Pacific region.
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) student, Kate Fuller, will travel to Malaysia to undertake a study program in accounting and finance at INTI International College Subang. Ms Fuller also plans to undertake an internship with an accounting firm.
Jacqueline Jamieson who is undertaking a Bachelor of International Studies (Global Sustainable Development), will focus on political studies at Shanghai International Studies University in China. Ms Jamieson plans to undertake an internship with a human rights or development NGO in the Indo-Pacific region.
Ellen Maddick, who has been named a NCP Fellow, is undertaking a Bachelor of Social Science (Human Geography), and will study sustainable development, geography, population and urbanisation at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji. Ms Maddick plans to undertake an internship in the field of geography, equitable and sustainable urban developments, and the environment.
While Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons) student, Benjamin Zietsch, will study engineering at Japan’s Sophia University. Mr Zietsch plans to undertake an internship in the field of robotics, HVAC or transportation engineering.
UOW Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Wellings, said being selected to represent the university in this Australian Government initiative is a huge honour for these students.
‘’It’s a wonderful opportunity for them to expand their minds and experience studying and working in new cultures. I congratulate all the worthy recipients, gaining experience and professional development internationally will greatly enhance their future opportunities and world perspective,’’ he said.