Student Stories

Go Global alumni share their stories and valuable learnings

Student Stories

Hear from Go Global alumni who have travelled, studied and experienced all parts of the world!

  • Find out why you should undertake a Go Global program
  • Gain first-hand information about host universities and host locations and what it's like studying and living overseas
  • Learn about the benefits of an overseas study experience
  • Understand how to immerse yourself into a new culture and way of life
  • Find out how you too can change your life and make an impact!

Our Testimonials

Stories from Europe

Stories from Asia

Stories from the Americas

Stories from Europe

Copenhagen, Denmark (University of Copenhagen)

Meet Tennille, Go Global Alumna
Tennille 3

Hertfordshire, England (University of Hertfordshire)

Meet Farzana, Go Global Alumna 2020
Meet Farzana
Meet Farzana

Stories from Asia

Kathmandu, Nepal (University of Kathmandu)

Meet James, New Colombo Plan Scholar 2020
Meet James
James, NCP

Busan, South Korea (Pusan National University)

Meet Justin, New Colombo Plan Scholar 2017
Meet Justin

Mumbai, India (St Xavier’s College)

Meet Johnny, New Colombo Plan Alumni Ambassador 2019
Meet Johnny
Meet Johnny

Singapore (National University of Singapore)

Meet Charlee, New Colombo Plan Scholar 2015
Meet Charlee

Stories from the Americas

Buenos Aires, Argentina (Universidad Nacional de LanĂºs)


How do I submit a Go Global story?

Share your story with others! All returned students are encouraged to submit a written testimonial about their exchange to the Go Global office for use in our promotional activities and website. Please fill out the testimonial template and send the signed document to

How can I apply for a New Colombo Plan Scholarship?

Detailed information about the NCP program

Visit the dedicated NCP Students page for additional information.

What is the difference between the NCP Mobility Grant and NCP Scholarships?

The NCP Scholarships are highly prestigious Awards:

  • Tailor your overseas mobility experience to your interests and needs
    Network and attend Embassy and industry events and engage with diplomats and executives
  • Become part of a global community of NCP Alumni Scholars
  • Students can travel for up to 18 months overseas, study, intern and participate in language training
  • Students can undertake their mobility experience in 2021 or 2022.
  • Activities include an internship of up to six months full-time or part-time during study component, mentorship either full-time or part-time, in-country Asian language training for up to six months.
  • The Scholarship includes tuition fees up to $10,000, travel allowance of $2,500, establishment allowance of $2,500, language training fees up to $1,500, monthly stipend of $2,500, study materials up to $1,000, health and travel insurance and a dedicated Case Manager.


  • Be an Australian Citizen
  • not be a current citizen or permanent resident of their proposed Primary Location or any Secondary Location
  • be currently enrolled in units at Western Sydney University during the application process
  • be between 18 and 30 years of age for non-Indigenous students or be between 18 and 35 years of age for indigenous students (inclusive) on 1 January 2021
  • be actively undertaking a Bachelor Degree or Bachelor Honours Degree when the Scholarship Program would commence
  • have achieved a minimum 70 per cent graded average or equivalent for their undergraduate course at the time of application, as determined by Western Sydney University; (if this is your first semester and you do not have a GPA, then it is acceptable if you can provide an academic reference commenting on your academic excellence at the tertiary level)
  • not be a previous recipient of a New Colombo Plan Scholarship. (Note: If you have received a NCP Mobility grant, you are still eligible to apply for a New Colombo Plan Scholarship)
  • not be an employee of the brand of DFAT that administers the NCP

Successful applicants are not allowed to commence another Australian Government funded off-shore scholarship program or mobility grant (including a New Colombo Plan Mobility Program grant) while undertaking their New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program.

All successful short-listed candidates will be required to undergo a police check.This police check must not be dated earlier than 1 May 2020.

The above eligibility is a guide that is referenced and paraphrased from the official Australian Government New Colombo Plan Guidelines Scholarship Program 2021 Round (opens in new window). All interested students are strongly encouraged to read the Guidelines to gauge if the Program is suitable for them before lodging an application to Western Sydney University. In the event of any discrepancy between this web information and the official 2021 Australian Government guidelines, the guidelines will take precedence.

General Enquiries


Talk to Western International staff: Consultation times are available on Wednesdays and Fridays - book now at our dedicated bookings portal

NCP Scholarship applications close 1 July 2020. To apply for a 2021 NCP Scholarship, please fill out the Expression Of Interest Form (opens in new window).

How can I apply for a New Colombo Plan Mobility Program?

Detailed information about the NCP Mobility Program

Visit the dedicated NCP Mobility Program page for additional information.

What is the NCP Mobility Program?

The NCP Mobility Program:

  • Funded projects enlisted by a particular School at Western Sydney University
  • Semester and short-term projects proposed, led and organised by the School in collaboration with Western Sydney International
  • Travel with a cohort of students or individually.

Mobility grants include:

  • Short-term programs between $1,000 and $3,000
  • Semester-long programs between $3,000 and $7,000
  • Language programs of $1,500
  • Internship programs of $1,000


  • Open to Australian undergraduates aged between 18 and 28 inclusive at the commencement of the Mobility Project subject to the exemptions
  • Be an Australian Citizen
  • Receive credit or have the experience count towards the course requirements for the relevant Student's Bachelor Degree
  • Students cannot be awarded the same type of grant (short-term or semester) more than once during the course of their undergraduate studies
  • Enrolled in an on-shore campus of an Australian university at the time of application and throughout their study
  • Study options must be a minimum of 14 days
  • Available for semester long study, short-term study, practicums, internships, clinical placements, research practicums

General Enquiries


Talk to Western International staff: Consultation times are available on Wednesdays and Fridays - book now at our dedicated bookings portal

Not sure if your School is part of NCP Mobility Program? Ask your Academic Course Advisor or a member of the Go Global team. Alternatively, all NCP Mobility Programs are promoted through the Special Opportunities and Scholarships Page.

What are the benefits of the Go Global program?

  • Enhance your career prospects
  • Gain cultural awareness, and adaptability and resilience skills
  • Increase your skills and knowledge in your field of study from an international perspective
  • Connect with fellow students and create lifelong friendships and memories
  • Grow your international network

How do I apply for a program?

There are endless personal and professional benefits to undertaking an overseas program. Applications for Autumn 2021 semester are now open. To submit an application, click here (opens in new window). To discuss mobility opportunities further, consult with a member of the Go Global team either via email or book an advising session via phone or teleconference.

What kind of experiences are available?

There are several experiences that the Go Global and Study Abroad team offers students

Keep an eye out on the newly released virtual international experiences which are comprised of virtual experiences with partner universities, virtual internships and innovative programs. Some experiences are designed for Academic Credit, where others are designed as a life experience that you can add to your resume.