Australian Embassy

Press Release 2019 - NCP scholar announced

                                New Colombo Plan 2020 scholars announced 

12 December 2019

The Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan will support 125 emerging leaders from across Australia to live, learn and gain work experience in the Indo-Pacific in 2020. This includes a university student who has made Thailand their priority destination.

Australian Ambassador to Thailand HE Mr Allan McKinnon said the New Colombo Plan illustrates Australia’s commitment to building cross-cultural understanding and increasing ties with Thailand

“In 2020, the New Colombo Plan will support 125 high achieving students to gain professional experience and a deeper understanding of locations across the Indo-Pacific, including Thailand,” HE Mr Allan McKinnon said.

“The New Colombo Plan is an investment in our relationship with Thailand through Australia’s future leaders. It is an opportunity for scholars to build lasting links with Thailand and its people.”

New Colombo Plan 2020 Thailand scholar is Ms. Danielle Le Large. She will study Business and Commercial Law at Thammasat University

The scholar will gain invaluable experience in Thailand through internships at an intellectual property law firm.

HE Mr Allan McKinnon said private sector engagement is at the core of the New Colombo Plan. 

“Upon their return to Australia, scholars bring the benefits of cultural awareness and a global network to their employers,” he said.  

“These scholars represent the next generation of Australian leaders. The skills they will gain and friendships they will form are a crucial part of Australia’s future success and engagement with the region.”

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