Refereed articles

Tran, L. T. & Rahimi, M. (2018). New Colombo Plan: A Review of Research and Implications for Practice. Research Digest, No. 14. Melbourne: International Education Association of Australia (IEAA).     

Tran L & Vu T.T.P. (2018). Beyond the normal to the new possibles: Australian students’ experiences in Asia and their roles in making connections with the region via the New Colombo Plan. Higher Education Quarterly, 72:194–207.

Tran, L & Vu, T. (2017). International students and intercultural responsibility. Intercultural Education. 28(3), 283-303.

Tran, L. T. & Vu, T. (2017). ‘Agency in mobility’: An examination of student agency in transnational education. Educational Review. 28(3), 283-303.

Tran, L. T., & Vu, T. T. P. (2017). ‘Responsibility in mobility’: International students and social responsibility. Globalization, Societies and Education 15(5), 561-575.

Tran, L. T., & Vu, T. T. P. (In press). Beyond the ‘normal’ to the new ‘possible’: Student mobility as public diplomacy via the New Colombo Plan. Higher Education Quarterly.

Rahimi, M., Blackmore, J., & Halse, C. (2017). Transnational secondary schooling and im/mobile international students, The Australian Educational Researcher, 44(3), 299-321.

Tran, L.T., & Soejatminah S. (2016). ‘Get foot in the door’: International students’perceptions of work-integrated learning. British Journal of Educational Studies, 64(3), 337-355.

Tran, L. T (2016). ‘Mobility as becoming’: A Bourdieuian analysis of the factors shaping international student mobility. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 37(8), 1268-1289

Tran, L. T. & Pham, L (2016). International students in transnational mobility: Intercultural Connectedness with domestic and international peers, institutions and the wider community. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 46(4),560-581.

Gribble, C., Blackmore, J., & Rahimi, M. (2015). Challenges to providing work integrated learning to international business students at Australian universities. Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning, 5(4), 401-416. 

Blackmore, J., Gribble, C., & Rahimi, M. (2015). International education, the formation of capital and graduate employment: Chinese accounting graduates’ experiences of the Australian labour market. Critical Studies in Education, 1-20. doi:10.1080/17508487.2015.1117505   

Non-refereed journal articles

Tran, L. T., & Vu, T. T. P. (2018). Student Mobility from Australia to the Indo-Pacific via the New Colombo Plan. Higher Education in Southeast Asia and Beyond. Singapore: HEAD Foundation.


Tran, L. T. (2013). Teaching international students in vocational education and training: New pedagogical approaches. Camberwell: ACER Press. Winning theInternational Education Association of Australia (IEAA) Excellence Award for Innovation/Best Practice in International Education.

Edited books

Ata, A. W., Tran, L. T., & Liyanage, I. (Eds.). (2018). Educational reciprocity and adaptivity: International students and stakeholders. Abingdon: Routledge.

Tran. L. T. & Gomes, C. (2017). (Eds). International student connectedness and identity. Dordrecht: Springer.

Book chapters

Tran, L. T. & Gomes, C. (2017). Student mobility, connectedness and identity. In L. T. Tran & C. Gomes (2017). (Eds), International student connectedness and identity (pp.1-11). Dordrecht: Springer.

Rahimi, M. & Smith, H. (2017). Management of knowledge in international VET: Diversity of practice from Laos, Kuwait and China, Chapter 7 (pp.117-134) in: Tran, L. T. & Dempsey, K. (Eds). Internationalization in Vocational Education and Training: Transnational Perspectives. Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Springer.

Tran, L. T. (2016).Students’ academic, intercultural and personal development in globalised education mobility. In C.H. Ng. Fox, B. & Nakano, M. (Eds.), Reforming learning and teaching in Asia-Pacific universities: Influences of globalised processes in Japan, Hong Kong and Australia (pp.95-113). Dordrecht: Springer.

Tran, L. T. & Nguyen, N. T. (2016). The cosmopolitan sojourners: Understanding Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese students’ motivations to study overseas using Bourdieu’s work. In D. Sharpes. (Ed.), Handbook on comparative and international studies in education (pp.561-584). Charlotte, US: Information Age Publishing.

Gribble, C. & Rahimi, M. & Blackmore, J. (2016). International students and post study employment: The impact of university and host community engagement on the employment outcomes of international students in Australia, Ch.2 (pp. 15-39) in Tran. L. T. & Gomes, C. (Eds). International student engagement and identity. Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Springer.

Gribble, C. & Tran, L. T. (2016). Connecting and reconnecting with Vietnam: Migration, Vietnamese overseas communities and social media. In C. Gomes. (Ed.), Multiethnic Southeast Asia and social media: Identity, ethnicity, community and migration (pp.63-86). London: Anthem Press.

Wall, T. & Tran, L. T. (2016). The transcultural dance: Enriching work-based learning facilitation. In Heyler, R. (Ed), Work based learning teacher handbook (pp.227-246). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Arber, R. & Rahimi, M. (2015). International graduates’ endeavours for work in Australia: the experience of international graduates of accounting transitioning into Australian labour market, Chapter 4 in: Ata, A. & Kostogriz, A. (Eds) International Education: Cultural-Linguistic experiences of International Students in Australia, QLD, Australia: the Australian Academic Press.

Research reports and good practice guides

Gribble, C. & Tran, L. T. (2016). International trends in learning abroad: Information and promotions campaign for student mobility. Melbourne: Universities Australia & IEAA.


Tran, L. & Gribble, C. (2015). International students have a contribution to make. University World News. Issue 387. 23 October 2015.

Tran, L. & Gomes, C. (2015). Stereotyping international students is unjust. University World News. Issue 635. 01 May 2015.

Invited talks and keynote addresses

Tran, L. (2017). New Colombo Plan: Student Mobility as a Vehicle of Education and Public Diplomacy. Invited Presentation at the International Symposium on Transnationalisation of Education and Student Mobility, Hong Kong

Tran, L. T. (2016). Invited presentation entitled ‘New Colombo Plan: Growing awareness of Asia and ‘the possibles’” at the panel, ‘Developing global engagement and intercultural understanding through international experiences’. Teaching and Learning through Intercultural Engagement Forum. Date: 01/07/2016.

Conference papers

Tran, L. T. (2016). New Colombo Plan and its influences on students' career aspirations. Presentation at the Australian International Education Conference, Melbourne, 18-21 October, 2016.

Tran, L. T, Gribble, C. & Stafford, G. (2016). New Colombo Plan: Australians as international students in Asia. Presentation at the Asia-Pacific Association for International Education, Melbourne, 29 February – 3 March, 2016.