March 2018 at The Global Student


Message from the Director

Good grief. The end of March, officially end of the TGS year, and the first quarter down. This month's message comes to you from the APAIE Conference in Singapore, where I presented with my colleague from Bangkok University on Empowering Future Graduates in the context of Thailand Education 4.0. It was wonderful to catch up with former colleagues including my favourite Malaysian, Wei, who was my first staff member when I arrived in KL, and to connect with current and potential partners as we finalise existing programs and hatch new ones for NCP bids.

With all students safely home again at the end of February, we managed a week of leave to recharge before we welcomed our latest addition to the team (Jeanna), held a forum for potential internship hosts with 40 new companies expressing interest, and began preparations for our visit to Australia for the mobility fairs, meetings and info sessions. 

I was also very pleased to be able to attend the ASEAN Australia education dialogue in Penang, which welcomed a gathering of senior university staff, government officials and other interested parties from across ASEAN, who came together to share experiences, discuss issues around specific themes, and develop a series of outcomes that will be used to drive increased engagement and cooperation in education across the region. 

Finally, I am looking forward to reaching Melbourne on Easter Sunday for a catch up with family before hitting the road across Victoria and NSW for 2018-2019 mobility fairs, and look forward to reconnecting with those I missed at APAIE!


2nd annual internship host forum


2nd annual internship host forum

Earlier this month we hosted our second annual host forum, which is designed to entice new companies into hosting interns, as well as re-engaging some companies that may have dropped off the radar. Guest speakers included Ms Bernadine Caruana, Counsellor Education and Science from the Department of Education and Training at the Australian High Commission in KL, as well as some experienced host companies that shared the benefits of hosting Australian interns to their companies.

We were especially happy with the turn out and excited to pick up a number of new exciting companies for 2018 and beyond, as we gear up for 150 interns this year. We are also very pleased to welcome Engineers Australia Malaysia Chapter who are keen to engage with TGS for internships and engagement with local youth members.



Welcome to the Team - Jeanna!

We are very excited to announce that our team has grown again. This month we welcome Jeanna who joins us as our new Business Administrator. 
Jeanna will be taking care of the day to day administration of the business including maintaining Jan's busy diary and assisting Natasha with the Internship programs throughout the year.

eanna has slipped seamlessly into TGS life, after helping to coordinate the recent Internship forum on her 3rd day of work!

When not in the office Jeanna enjoys reading and listening to music, as well as helping with her local choir. 



We are hitting the road!
Jan and Natasha are Australia bound in April, meeting up with Alicia and participating in fairs at Deakin, Latrobe, Swinburne and UNSW. We will also be meeting with students and staff at information sessions at a number of other universities for specific programs. If you would like to make a time to meet, please get in touch - the schedule is rapidly filling up! Our meetings can be as formal or as casual as you wish and are obligation free. 
Monday April 9 - Deakin (Geelong Campuses)
Tuesday April 10 - Meetings in Melbourne (Book in with Jan)
Wednesday April 11 - La Trobe Bundoora and Swinburne Hawthorn
Thursday April 12 - Deakin Burwood
Monday April 16 - UNSW

Coffee? Yes Please!

 Going Global 2018

2-4 May 2018, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia

The conference for leaders of international education

This year's theme is: 'Global connections, local impact'. 

Looking forward to catching up with colleagues and friends at this event. Be sure to get in touch if you will be in town!!!


 NCP mobility applications open now!

The 2019 round of the New Colombo Plan Mobility Program has now opened and will close on 18 May 2018.
The Global Student assisted 3 major consortia secure bids for 2018 and with a wide range of programs offer, let us help you with your application for 2019.
 Check with your university mobility office for internal deadlines regarding applications
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 Australian ASEAN Council Grants

The Australia-ASEAN Council (AAC), launched by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on 8 September 2015, will generate opportunities for Australian business, education, science and innovation and the arts to work with partners in South-East Asia.The council’s mission is to promote Australia’s interests in South-East Asia by initiating and supporting activities designed to enhance awareness, understanding and links between people and institutions in Australia and South-East Asia.

Deadline is April 4. Not too late if you act now!



2018 Conferences

Going Global 2-4 May 2018, Kuala Lumpur
NAFSA May 27 - June 1 Philadelphia
 Global Internship Conference June 12 - 15 Detroit, Michigan
EAIE 11-14 September, Geneva
AIEC October 9-12 Sydney
ISANA - December 4-7 Sydney

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