Continuing our exploration of international student experiences, this episode we move to the other side of the world and examine the experience of overseas students in Australia. Beginning in 1948, Australia offered a number of different scholarship programmes targeted at students from Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands.
To guide us through the soup of acronyms and ‘schemes’ is Dr Anna Kent. Anna is a historian of education currently tutoring at Deakin University whose research focuses on international education policy in Australia. Her research looks at the intersections of international education and broader themes like race, decolonisation, and global movement. Prior to graduate school, Anna spent a decade working in policy and management roles in international education.
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Sponsored Students and the Rise of “the International” in Australian Communities by Anna Kent & David Lowe