New Colombo Plan Alumni Program

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The New Colombo Plan Alumni Program supports alumni to maintain a connection to each other, the New Colombo Plan and the Indo-Pacific region as they progress in their lives and careers.

In its first four years, the New Colombo Plan is supporting around 17,500 Australian undergraduate students to live, study and undertake work placements in the Indo-Pacific.

Over time the growing cohort of NCP alumni will play an increasingly important role in Australia's relationships with our neighbours to become an influential and diverse network of Australians with direct experience in the Indo-Pacific, strong professional and personal networks across our region, and a driving force in Australia's future prosperity and position in the region.

If you are an NCP scholar or a recipient of an NCP mobility grant and have returned from your in-country experience, and aren't already a member, we encourage you to join the New Colombo Plan Alumni Program. You can register through the Australian Government's Australia Global Alumni website and join the dedicated New Colombo Plan Alumni LinkedIn Group. Please keep your details current so that we can stay in touch with you regarding the alumni program and relevant events and opportunities.

A range of alumni activities are being developed for 2017 and will be advertised through the LinkedIn New Colombo Plan Alumni Group and the Australia Global Alumni website.

For more information on the New Colombo Plan Alumni Program and to share your experiences as a New Colombo Plan alumnus contact us at – we would love to hear what you have done since your NCP experience. You can also follow us at:

Please tag us at @NewColomboPlan and #NewColomboPlan.

Last Updated: 3 January 2017

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Alumni can join the New Colombo Plan Alumni Group on LinkedIn.

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