Notre Dame’s work in Indo-Pacific region to be boosted by $300,000 grant


Funding through the New Colombo Plan will help support Notre Dame programs in the Indo-Pacific region, such as the service-learning immersion in Timor-Leste.
Funding through the New Colombo Plan will help support Notre Dame programs in the Indo-Pacific region, such as the service-learning immersion in Timor-Leste.

THE UNIVERSITY of Notre Dame’s work in the Indo-Pacific region got a boost recently in the form of a $300,000 Federal grant.

The funding, part of the New Colombo Plan, will be used for a number of the university’s international learning and immersion experiences for education, medicine, law and nursing students in areas like Timor-Leste, the Philippines, Vietnam, India and Cambodia.

Notre Dame international and research pro vice chancellor Peta Sanderson said the funding would also support three Study Abroad placements with partner universities in South Korea, Japan and Indonesia.

“The University is delighted at this announcement and we hope that many of our students will take up these exciting international learning opportunities in such a vibrant part of the world,” she said.

“Students who study in Asia have access to a wide range of classes for foreign students in a very supportive and safe environment.

“Additionally there are wonderful immersion programs available which connect students with the local culture in a number of ways.

“Studying abroad can be such an important part of a student’s career development and it can put them at an advantage in the job market and in any future study aspirations.”