International Relations and Humanities

Behind the classroom door

See what our some of our students get access to both inside and outside the classroom! 

Holli Sargeant's Singapore Experience

The New Colombo Plan is an initiative of the Australian Government which aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and undertake internships in the region. Each year, Bond University (and all universities around Australia) nominate up to 10 high-achieving students and the final selection is made by DFAT. The scholarship is only awarded to a handful of Australia's brightest students. 

Bachelor of International Relations/Bachelor of Laws student Holli Sargeant was awarded the scholarship in 2016 and is currently on exchange in Singapore. Holli will be completing her Bachelor of International Relations at the National University of Singapore.

"I was drawn to the unique position of Singapore as a major global player, economic hub and cultural melting pot nestled in South-East Asia... I have no doubt the opportunities provided by my NCP Scholarship will last me for a life time, through the personal and cultural relationship I have and will continue to build with Singapore and neighbouring countries," says Holli.

To read more about Holli's Singapore experience click here

Meet New Colombo Plan Recipient Jasmine Valcic

Bachelor of International Relations/Bachelor of Laws student Jasmine Valcic was awarded the prestigious New Colombo Plan Scholarship (NCP) by Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Julie Bishop MP. Jasmine was also named the New Colombo Thailand Fellow for 2018, and was the top-ranked scholar for her host location! Jasmine is one of 120 students across 33 Australian universities to be awarded the scholarship in 2017. 

Next year, Jasmine will spend a semester studying at Mahidol University International College in Eastern Thailand and hopes to complete an internship at the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development in Bangkok or Amnesty International Thailand. Jasmine says she is thrilled to be pursuing her passion for social justice and that Thailand is the perfect location to learn about international affairs in Asia. 

Read more about Jasmine's story here