Expanded international study opportunities for CSU students

Thursday 6 Aug 2015

There has been an increase in funding for international study experiences to the Indo-Pacific region for Charles Sturt University (CSU) students through the latest round of the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan.

CSU has been allocated $358 600 through the 2016 New Colombo Plan mobility program to fund 10 short term programs for students and one student exchange program.

CSU Global Manager Dr Shevahn Telfser said, "We are delighted that more Charles Sturt University students will have the opportunity to undertake international study trips.

"Students will be able to participate in programs to countries in the Pacific, South East Asia as well as to China, Japan, India and Nepal.

"This a substantial increase from the previous year when six programs were funded valued at $196 500.

"The funding reflects the drive by Charles Sturt University students to incorporate an international program into their degree and the professional and personal value they see in the overseas experience."

Short Term Programs funded through the 2016 New Colombo Plan mobility program include: 

- Cambodia From Ground to Plate - Understanding relationships of farming systems in Cambodia

- Bangladesh Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP)

- Management and Operations of Non-Government Organisations in Cambodia

- Agriculture and Veterinary Studies of Livestock Production in China

- Nursing Student Fiji Project 2016 - Nursing/Mental Health Collaboration

- India Service Learning Program in Goa

- Understanding support for government service initiatives, in the area of social work and child protection in Malaysia

- Nepal Autism Care - Nepal Society Program Community Heath Perspectives

- Samoa Sports Outreach Program

- Singapore Multidisciplinary Program Emergency Management

The latest round of funding also includes a Student Exchange Program to Japan.

The funding is administered through CSU Global, which offers undergraduate students a number of ways to get international experiences including through short term programs, student exchange programs, workplace learning abroad and international volunteering.


Media contact: Fiona Halloran and Emily Malone , (02) 6933 2207

Media Note:

CSU Global manager Dr Shevahn Telfser is available for interview. Dr Telfser is at CSU in Bathurst. Contact CSU Media.

The New Colombo Plan is an initiative of the Australian Government which aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and undertake internships in the region.

Photo. Paramedic students on a study trip to China in 2014. Courtesy of CSU Global.