The project aims to:

  1. Advance empirical knowledge by identifying and explaining the nature of Australian students’ learning in and engagement with the Indo-Pacific through the NCP program;
  2. Analyse whether and how their learning and engagement with the region affects their identity, career directions and future;
  3. Identify how universities can engage students in post-study abroad activities to support the integration of the study-abroad experiences and extend them for educational purposes;
  4. Identify the implications of the findings for government and institutional policy and practice for maximising the potential benefits and impacts of students’ learning in and engagement with the region.