Swinburne student Daniel Eastwood-Whitaker wins trip of a lifetime

Wednesday 10 December 2014

Daniel Eastwood-Whitaker receiving a New Colombo Plan scholarship with Julie Bishop

Swinburne University of Technology student Daniel Eastwood-Whitaker will be heading off to China next year for a 12 month study tour under the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan.

The New Colombo Plan is an Australian Government initiative designed to lift knowledge of the Indo Pacific in Australia by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and undertake internships in the region.

For Mr Eastwood-Whitaker, a final year Bachelor of Aviation (Management) / Bachelor of Business student, the New Colombo Plan scholarship is an exciting opportunity for an international education experience.

“Applying for the New Colombo was a no brainer. The NCP scholarship will give me an international education, push my boundaries both intellectually and culturally, and offers an opportunity really excel in the area of finance and aviation.”

“I’m excited about the opportunity to develop a better understanding of the world and the people in it. This will bring me one step closer to being an international citizen.”

New Colombo Plan encourages a two-way flow of students within the region, complementing the thousands of students from the region coming to Australia to study each year.

For more information on the New Colombo Plan.