Lord Mayor's welcome

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Sydney welcomes international students

Lifesavers, firefighters, police and members of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities welcomed nearly 1,000 international students from over 60 nations to herald the move to their new home. 

The Lord Mayor’s welcome for international students brings together 20 community groups, health and safety services and tertiary education institutions. The organisations provide information on support and a well-rounded study experience.

Inner Sydney is host to more international students than any other area in Australia, with more than 35,000 international students studying in our area. The event was an opportunity to showcase the crucial role international students play in enhancing our cultural diversity and furthering Sydney’s reputation globally.

The City’s first international education action plan is on public exhibition until Friday 20 April 2018.

Th plan provides a framework for the City’s support in the international education sector over the next 10 years.

The paper includes programs and funding to welcome students to Sydney, increase their employability and promote health and wellbeing services.

The Lord Mayor welcomes you

On behalf of the people who live and work here, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Sydney – one of the most exciting and diverse cities in the world.

Our community includes people from over 180 nations. This mix of cultures, histories, experiences and stories makes our city a great place to live, visit, work and study.

With a lifestyle that is second-to-none, Sydney is Australia's most exciting education destination. We have leading research facilities and instructors, giving overseas students great educational opportunities.

Sydney offers a fantastic lifestyle with experiences at cafés, shops, bars and restaurants as well as some of the best and most inspiring arts, culture and natural environments to be found anywhere in Australia.

Sydney is a city that is alive with opportunity and possibility. While you study here, you will be able to enjoy sport and cultural events, including our spectacular New Year's Eve celebrations and the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations held outside Asia.

I also encourage you to engage in your local community and participate in volunteering opportunities to enrich your experience here and learn more about the local culture and people.

This dynamic, accessible and safe city is just waiting to be explored – welcome to our great city.

Lord Mayor Clove Moore's signature 

Lord Mayor of Sydney
Clover Moore

Last updated: Wednesday, 11 April 2018