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Interested in students' motivations in participating in learning-abroad via the #NewColomboPlan? Our new @HERDjournal article presents findings from an ongoing study. To read the article & share the survey with #NCP students & alumni see:


Refereed articles and reports

Tran, L. T., Stafford, G., Soejatminah, S., & Gribble, C. (2020). Building experience, opportunities, and the resume: motivations of students participating in learning-abroad programmes through the New Colombo Plan. Higher Education Research & Development, 1-15.


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. [Recognised asone of the most read in Higher Education Quarterly 2018-2019]

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.

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 (2016). ‘Mobility as becoming’: A Bourdieuian analysis of the factors shaping international student mobility. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 37(8), 1268-1289


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. 

Book chapters

Tran, L. T., Stafford, G., Vu, T. T. P. & Rahimi, M. (2019). Engaging with Asia via the New Colombo Plan: Impact on Australian students' career directions and employability. In H.T.M. Bui, H.T.M. Nguyen & Cole, D. (Eds). Innovative higher education to enhance graduate employability. Abingdon: Routledge.  

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.

Keynote addresses, invited talks and conference presentations

Rahimi, M. & Tran, L. T. (2019) Australian STEM Students’ Learning via the New Colombo Plan: Navigating the Way into the Indo-Pacific, paper to be presented at the 33rd Australian International Education Conference AIEC 2019, Perth,15-18 October 2019.

Tran, L. T. (2019). Inaugural Public Lecture for REDI Educational Thought Leaders Series. Australian student mobility to the Indo-Pacific region: Policy setting, Practice and Future Implications, 29 May, 2019. Deakin.

Tran, L. T. (2019). What can Australian Universities learn from our NCP host perspectives and experiences? IEAA Learning Abroad Forum 2019: Connectivity and Collaboration. Sydney, August 2019.

Tran, L. (2018). Capitalising on learning abroad to enhance internationalisation at home via the New Colombo Plan. Presentation at the European Association of International Education (EAIE) conference on 11-14 September in Geneva.

Tran, L. (2018). Interactions between Australian and Asian values and practices via the New Colombo Plan. Presentation at the Asian Studies Association of Australia. Sydney. June 2018. 

Tran, L. (2018). Empowering a new generation of Australians through the New Colombo Plan: Curriculum specific learning in the Indo-Pacific. AIEC Conference. Sydney.

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. (2017). New Colombo Plan: Australians as international students and their cross-cultural learning. ISANA onference. Gold Coast, December, 2017.

Tran, L. T. (2016). ‘New Colombo Plan: Asia as a space for learning and transformation for Australian students’. Invited presentation, Seminar co-hosted by the Comparative and International Education Research Network and the Sydney South East Asia Centre, the University of Sydney, May 11th

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.

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.