Bianca Hoffrichter, 3rd year Bachelor of Visual Art student, is UniSA’s sole New Colombo Plan Scholarship recipient for 2018.
Bianca was presented with her scholarship award by the Foreign Minister Julie Bishop last night at the New Colombo Plan Awards presentation at Parliament House, Canberra. Bianca will commence her scholarship travel at the Saigon campus of RMIT University, Vietnam where she will complete three courses and study Vietnamese language. Bianca will then travel to Cambodia where she will undertake an internship at Phare Ponleu Selpak, a not-for-profit organisation that teaches fine art and performing arts.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, and Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, have announced 120 New Colombo Plan scholarships to talented undergraduates to live, study and work in the Indo-Pacific region in 2018.
The New Colombo Plan is a signature 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.
The New Colombo Plan involves a scholarship program for study of up to one year and internships or mentorships, and a flexible mobility grants program for both short and longer-term study, internships, mentorships, practicums and research.