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Australian student mobility to the Indo-Pacific region through the New Colombo Plan

Summary of Key Findings

Short-term vs Long-term

Refereed articles and reports

Tran, L. T., Bui. H. (2023). ‘It’s a few weeks I’ll cherish forever’: Transformative curriculum-specific learning, language awareness and cultural literacy development for Australian students in Vietnam through New Colombo Plan mobility programs.Research in Comparative and International Educationhttps://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/17454999231163402.

Tran, L. T., Phan, H. L. T., & Bellgrove, A. (2022). Knowing, acting and becoming: Australian students’ curriculum-specific learning through a New Colombo Plan short-term mobility program to Japan.Educational Reviewhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/10.1080/00131911.2022.2069678.

Tran, L.T. & Bui, H. (2021). Public diplomacy and social impact of Australian student mobility to the Indo-Pacific: Host countries’ perspectives on hosting New Colombo Plan students. Journal of Studies in International Educationhttps://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1028315320984833.

Tran, L., Do, T. & Bui, H. (2021). ‘Employability in context’: The importance of considering contextual factors in reimagining employability through Australian student mobility to the Indo-Pacific region. Higher Education Quarterly,75(4), 591-607.https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/hequ.12303.

Tran, L. T., Bui, H., & Nguyen, M. N. (2021). Youth agency in public diplomacy: Australian youth participation in outbound mobility and connection building between Australia and the Indo-Pacific region.International Studies in Sociology of Education,1-25. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09620214.2021.201778.

Tran, L. T., Phan, H. L. T. & Bellgrove, A. (2021). “There’s a much bigger world of science than just Australia”: Australian students’ development of disciplinary knowledge, transferable skills and attributes through a New Colombo Plan short-term mobility program to Japan’. International Journal of Science.. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09500693.2021.1891322.

Tran, L. T., Le, T. T. T., & Henderson, F. (2021). Rite of passage into the teaching profession? Australian pre-service teachers’ professional learning in the Indo-Pacific through the New Colombo Plan. Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 1-16. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13540602.2021.1977272.

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. https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/JQG3XB4JISQVHG42YMVQ/full?target=10.1080/07294360.2020.1737656

Tran, L. T. Glen Stafford, Thao Thi Phuong Vu & Mark Rahimi. (2019). Engagement with Asia via the New Colombo Plan: Impact on Australian Students’ Career Directions and Employability. In Hong T. M. Bui, Hoa T. M. Nguyen and Doug Cole (Eds.). Innovate Higher Education to Enhance Graduate Employability, pp.95-106. Abingdon: Routledge. https://dro.deakin.edu.au/eserv/DU:30128786/tran-engagementwithasia-post-2019.pdf

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. http://em.rdcu.be/. [Recognised asone of the most read in Higher Education Quarterly 2018-2019]

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.

Commentaries and non-refereed articles

Tran, L. & Goddard, T. (2022). Why Australian students studying in the Indo-Pacific could hold the key to regional relations. ABC.

Tran, L. & Goddard, T. (2021). Axing language programs goes against our national interest. The Australian.

Tran, L. (2021). Legacies and new opportunities in student mobilities. Inside Indonesia.

Tran, L. (2020). Learning abroad a uni essential. The Australian.

Tran, L. (2020). Keynote Foreword. Indo-Pacific Student Mobility Youth Dialogue. Retrieved from: https://aiya.org.au/2020/11/10/ipsymd-report/

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. (2018). Discovering the new possibles through the New Colombo Plan. IEAA. https://www.ieaa.org.au/blog/discovering-the-new-possibles-through-the-new-colombo-plan

Keynote addresses, invited talks and conference presentations

Tran, L., Bui, H. & Nguyen, M. (2022). Youth agency in public diplomacy: Voices of New Colombo Plan scholars and leaders of youth-led organisations. Higher Education Research Association Conference. 28 April 2022.

Tran, L. (2022). New Colombo Plan: Impacts on Australian students and Indo-Pacific communities. New Colombo Plan National Summit. Canberra, April 2022.

Tran, L. (2021). Australian student mobility to the Indo-Pacific: Lessons from the New Colombo Plan for the UK’s Turing scheme. Westminster Higher Education Forum: Implementing the Turing scheme, UK. Keynote seminar. Tuesday, 13th July 2021

Tran, L. (2021). Refocusing on people-to-people connections and empathy in response to increased politicalisation of international education. Invited Talk at online Forum. Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation: Milan, Italy.

Tran, L. (2021). The geopolitics of international education and student mobility: Implications for internalisation of Vietnamese higher education. Keynote talk. Vietnam Education Forum 2021: https://ves.sciencesconf.org/

Tran, L. (2021). Overview of the NCP and Launch of the NCP Impact Report. Presentation at the National Symposium on Australian student mobility to the Indo-Pacific through the New Colombo Plan. REDI, Melbourne. August, 2021.

Tran, L. (2021). Indo-Pacific host perspectives and experience in hosting NCP students. Presentation at the National Symposium on Australian student mobility to the Indo-Pacific through the New Colombo Plan. REDI, Melbourne. August, 2021.

Tran, L. (2021). Australian students’ intercultural learning through the New Colombo Plan. European Association for International Education (EAIE) Conference. September, 2021.

Bui, H. (2021). Impact of short-term and long-term mobility: Key findings from the NCP survey. Presentation at the National Symposium on Australian student mobility to the Indo-Pacific through the New Colombo Plan. REDI, Melbourne. August, 2021.

Phan, H. (2021). Academics' experiences in designing and delivering NCP short-term mobility programs. Presentation at the National Symposium on Australian student mobility to the Indo-Pacific through the New Colombo Plan. REDI, Melbourne. August, 2021.

Nguyen, D. (2021). Recommendations for supporting students: Perspectives from mobility practitioners. Presentation at the National Symposium on Australian student mobility to the Indo-Pacific through the New Colombo Plan. REDI, Melbourne. August, 2021.

Tran, L. (2020). Geopolitics and student mobility. Keynote talk at the Conference on Online Internationalisation: Meeting the challenge of student mobility in a global pandemic. Hong Kong.

Tran, L. (2020). Re-imagining student mobility during and post-COVID-19. Keynote talk at the Indo-Pacific student Mobility Youth Dialogue. Australia

Tran, L. (2020). Impacts of COVID-19 on international student mobility. Invited presentation at the panel webinar, Does COVID-19 mean the end of international education, Centre for Global Higher Education, Oxford University. https://www.researchcghe.org/events/cghe-seminar/webinar-panel-does-covid-19-mean-the-end-of-international-education-as-we-know-it/

Rahimi, M. & Tran, L. T. (2019) Australian STEM Students’ Learning via the New Colombo Plan: Navigating the Way into the Indo-Pacific, Presentation 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 11.

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.