Lord Mayor's welcome
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2015 welcome for international students
Around 1000 students from across the globe attended the Lord Mayor’s official welcome to Sydney for newly arrived international students on 18 March 2015 at Sydney Town Hall.
The evening marked the start of the arriving students’ educational journey in Sydney and the beginning of a lifelong connection with our city. This year is the 11th time Lord Mayor Clover Moore has extended a warm welcome on behalf of the City.
The reception was presented by ABC News 24 journalist and news presenter, Jeremy Fernandez, and featured an address from Australia's Race Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Tim Soutphommasane.
The event was coordinated by the University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, University of Technology, Sydney and TAFE with support from the City. International students from different disciplines and institutions across Sydney attended the reception.
The Lord Mayor of Sydney 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 of Sydney
Last updated: Thursday, 9 April 2015