Australia’s Colombo plans, old and new: international students as foreign relations

Lowe, David 2015, Australia’s Colombo plans, old and new: international students as foreign relations, International journal of cultural policy, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 448-462, doi: 10.1080/10286632.2015.1042468.

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Title Australia’s Colombo plans, old and new: international students as foreign relations
Author(s) Lowe, DavidORCID iD for Lowe, David
Journal name International journal of cultural policy
Volume number 21
Issue number 4
Start page 448
End page 462
Total pages 15
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 1028-6632
Keyword(s) Australian foreign relations
Colombo Plan
international students
public diplomacy
Social Sciences
Cultural Studies
Summary This article draws on recent research and policy developments to make a case for considering international students as an important component of Australian foreign relations. It links historical and contemporary Australian experiences of international students, especially in the Colombo Plan and New Colombo Plan, to the field of public diplomacy, and sets an agenda for further research in this direction. It highlights the need to recover student voices and to be sensitive to the emergence of everyday or ‘vernacular’ internationalism, as a phenomenon of international students visiting, traveling and otherwise encountering different groups of Australians. It suggests a need to take up anew this form of inquiry for both earlier postwar student experiences and the post-1980s period, in which international students’ voices are frequently silenced by debates over commodification, funding needs, and neo-liberal economics.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/10286632.2015.1042468
Field of Research 210399 Historical Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2015, Taylor & Francis
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