Building a brighter future
New Colombo Plan Alumni Ambassador Rund Alnasser says being awarded a New Colombo Plan mobility grant to study in Vietnam and Singapore changed her perspective on her future career path.
Rund moved to Australia in her teens and is excited by the many opportunities available here and in the region. "The opportunity to travel to the Indo-Pacific, combined with my passion for urban development, reinforced the endless career prospects a construction professional can find in the region while improving the lives of millions," she says.
Rund’s positive attitude and determination led to early entry into a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture course at the University of Canberra.
It was towards the end of her second year at UC that Rund decided to step out of her comfort zone and apply for a New Colombo Plan (NCP). This grant would take her to countries in the Indo-Pacific region, where she would explore different cultures and build life-long relationships with people across the globe. Read more about Rund's story.